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23192, the Black Jews
Posted by mikaela_h, Mon Jul-31-00 08:08 PM
I honestly don't know how it is now..but I think that all of your explanations apply...when West Indians leave home to go abroad there is the expectation that they will make something of themselves..become successful, and in many cases if they go back and haven't achieved anything, there is a great sense of shame...there are more professional opportunities abroad than at home, and so when they leave they usually leave to take advantage of those opportunities...some go abroad soley for the purpose of studying, then they take their degree back home...I also think in a way they are forced into that situation even if only for the fact that they get less assistance as immigrants than their american born counterparts...

I think American born blacks, even Canadian born blacks take for granted what is there, it's not as if they all just overlooks what's there and settle, some do take advantage of the opportunities..but being in university I can see the difference in the numbers...it is disproportionate....

good observation :-)

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