Coming to America: Black Immigrants in Urban Communities (Chapter 5 in Social Work Practice with African Americans in Urban Environments).
Smith, Belinda Davis. Marshall, Isiah. Wilson, Dana Burdnell. Bolden, Errol.
Chapter in Book
Springer Publishing Company
11 West 42nd Street, 15th Floor
New York, NY 10036
Tel: (877) 687-7476
This chapter summarizes characteristics of Black immigrant groups and their immigration history and patters, addresses U.S. immigration policies and their influence on Black immigrant groups in urban areas; examines the Black immigrant family structure and Black immigration group interactions with urban systems; and explores mezzo- and macro-level formal and informal support systems among Black immigrants in urban communities. The chapter concludes with implications for social work practice with immigrants in urban communities and a classroom group exercise. 49 references. (Author abstract modified)
SOCIAL WORK; AFRICAN AMERICANS; URBAN ENVIRONMENT; ADVOCACY; CULTURAL COMPETENCY; IMMIGRANTS; PUBLIC POLICY; AFRICA; family support systems; family characteristics