Why do Black Jamaicans achieve success faster than American Blacks

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“OUT OF MANY, ONE PEOPLE”

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#1 Mar 2, 2008
Why is that no disresepct to Black Americans.

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Norwich, UK

#2 Mar 2, 2008
are you talking about jamaican americans?

“lol”

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Miami

#3 Mar 2, 2008
Because they are an immigrant group that can only enter the country on a visa and bust their ass to get greencard.
Essence

Las Vegas, NV

#4 Mar 2, 2008
The question is the answer. They are not Black Americans.
They are from Jamaica and they are Jamacians....blacks are from America and are called Black Americans. It's the only country that seperates it's own citizens and then question why they aren't equal to the rest.
brother x

New York, NY

#5 Mar 2, 2008
If you want a true picture of Jamaicans..vist Jamaica and tell us what you think of their "success" there.

If African-Americans immigrated there, we'd own half the country by now.

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#6 Mar 2, 2008
Essence wrote:
The question is the answer. They are not Black Americans.
They are from Jamaica and they are Jamacians....blacks are from America and are called Black Americans. It's the only country that seperates it's own citizens and then question why they aren't equal to the rest.
lol
That national identity, colour distinction, is not there, We are Jamaicans, not Black Jamaicans
not all Jamaicans are equal, but we know we are Jamicans, with African Heritage

So that national identity colour distinction, gives the African American a extra hurdle disadvantag, some overcome it others dont

Also Jamaicans are hungry people, hunger not literal

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Denver, CO

#7 Mar 2, 2008
brother x wrote:
If you want a true picture of Jamaicans..vist Jamaica and tell us what you think of their "success" there.
If African-Americans immigrated there, we'd own half the country by now.
lol

agreed

AA's get the job done - period!

“OUT OF MANY, ONE PEOPLE”

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#8 Mar 2, 2008
THESHINING wrote:
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lol
agreed
AA's get the job done - period!
Well Jamaicans immigrated here and ..........Collin Powell, Marcus Garvey, Harold Belafonte the list goes on!

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#9 Mar 2, 2008
Working-class Jamaican Americans have certain characteristics that set them apart from other groups. They dress differently (especially the Rastas), speak with a different accent, favor certain types of foods, and in some parts of New York City and Miami live as a self-contained group with distinct social and economic habits. They use special verbal expressions and linguistic codes to communicate (mostly in Patois). They are a hard-working and confident people, proud of their Jamaican heritage and the international reputation Jamaica receives from reggae and sports. Although often described as very assertive and not easily dominated, Jamaican immigrants generally establish good relations with other groups in their community. Jamaicans own or operate most of the successful Caribbean businesses in communities where they live. They are able to maintain strong friendly social, religious, economic, and political ties with both black and white American institutions and communities simultaneously. Many of the Caribbean nurses and nurses aides are Jamaican; and Jamaican American scholars and professionals establish collegial relations at American universities, colleges, and other institutions of learning.

On the other hand, Jamaican immigrants and native-born African Americans often misunderstand each other as a result of stereotypes and misconceptions, which often leads to intraracial conflict. For example, some Jamaicans believe that their attitudes of hard work, community building, and family values are superior to that of African Americans. Jamaicans see themselves as more ambitious and greater achievers than African Americans. Caribbean people also believe that they have healthier relations with whites than that of their counterparts because they do not carry anti-white rhetoric into all social, political, and economic discussions. Some American blacks see Jamaicans as interlopers who are making it more difficult for African Americans to find jobs and live peacefully in their neighborhoods. The fact that Jamaican Americans have dual national allegiance and, as a result, often pursue a different social and political agenda from other African Americans, adds to the misunderstanding.

“OUT OF MANY, ONE PEOPLE”

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#10 Mar 2, 2008
Evidence shows that with time, many of the differences between African Americans and Jamaican Americans will become less distinct. Marriage patterns, for example, demonstrate that first-generation Jamaicans marry and have relations with other Jamaicans, while second and third generations tend to marry African Americans as well. This is due to their contact in school, interaction in their living environments, and that the second and third generation Jamaican Americans have lived in the United States all their lives and share very similar life experiences with African Americans. The combined efforts of Jamaicans and African Americans to deal with racial incidences and injustice in their neighborhoods also helps to improve relations.

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#11 Mar 2, 2008
G-MACK wrote:
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Well Jamaicans immigrated here and ..........Collin Powell, Marcus Garvey, Harold Belafonte the list goes on!
you must not know many jamaicans. For every one that achies success their are 20 that work at unskilled jobs. To be honest i live in Florida and you still have Jamaicans doing migrant work picking fruit. Jamaican, Haitians and Dominicans are still heavy into the drug trade along with the Cubans and Mexicans and Puerto Ricans. I was just in Ft. Lauderdale last week.
Al Carribean people are hard workers but they are no more succesful than American blacks. They have the same skin color so they face the same problems.

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#12 Mar 2, 2008
jayrag wrote:
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you must not know many jamaicans. For every one that achies success their are 20 that work at unskilled jobs. To be honest i live in Florida and you still have Jamaicans doing migrant work picking fruit. Jamaican, Haitians and Dominicans are still heavy into the drug trade along with the Cubans and Mexicans and Puerto Ricans. I was just in Ft. Lauderdale last week.
Al Carribean people are hard workers but they are no more succesful than American blacks. They have the same skin color so they face the same problems.
LOL i don;t know ANY jamaicans picking fruit, on the contray I live in Kendall and most of the blacks with money are aii Jamaican or from some other island in the Carribean.

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#13 Mar 2, 2008
Many Jamaicans come to America as migrant farm workers. I've seen them out work the mexicans picking fruit.
Jamaica has rich and poor people. if a poor uneducated Jamaican comes to America he may find work but he won't get rich. If a rich Jamaican gets a visa and immigrates to America he can do really well if he has the right education.
But Jamaicans come in all social classes, an most Jamaican rich look down on the Rastas and dreds. At least thats what i've heard.
But Jamaica is almost as poor as Haiti, except for the tourist areas. but you do have rich families of Jamaicans that run that Island.

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#14 Mar 2, 2008
jayrag wrote:
Many Jamaicans come to America as migrant farm workers. I've seen them out work the mexicans picking fruit.
Jamaica has rich and poor people. if a poor uneducated Jamaican comes to America he may find work but he won't get rich. If a rich Jamaican gets a visa and immigrates to America he can do really well if he has the right education.
But Jamaicans come in all social classes, an most Jamaican rich look down on the Rastas and dreds. At least thats what i've heard.
But Jamaica is almost as poor as Haiti, except for the tourist areas. but you do have rich families of Jamaicans that run that Island.
I am Jamaican ( not bron there but raised there) and you don't know what your talking about, Jamaica is no where near as poor as Haiti. Haiti and Jamaica are two totally different worlds. Poor Jamaicans come where and proper very quickly for the most part we have an infrasrtuture for Jamaicans who come here. And for the record there is no Air Haiti.....But there is an Air Jamaica.

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#15 Mar 2, 2008
And jamaicans do not come here as farm workers LOL thats a first!!!
jocietay

Santa Cruz, CA

#16 Mar 2, 2008
I definitely do not get jamaicans, especially rastas, but then again i think all island people are a little weird, different customs I guess, why are the women such hoes? And I agree they are not african americans just like african descent latin people

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BK

#17 Mar 2, 2008
jayrag wrote:
Many Jamaicans come to America as migrant farm workers. I've seen them out work the mexicans picking fruit.
Jamaica has rich and poor people. if a poor uneducated Jamaican comes to America he may find work but he won't get rich. If a rich Jamaican gets a visa and immigrates to America he can do really well if he has the right education.
But Jamaicans come in all social classes, an most Jamaican rich look down on the Rastas and dreds. At least thats what i've heard.
But Jamaica is almost as poor as Haiti, except for the tourist areas. but you do have rich families of Jamaicans that run that Island.
Come on man. No offense to any Haitians that may be on here, but you cannot compare the two, because they are not alike. The economies are different. Jamaica is far beyond Haiti. That's real talk.

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BK

#18 Mar 2, 2008
G-MACK wrote:
And jamaicans do not come here as farm workers LOL thats a first!!!
Out of all of the Jamaican people that I know, that move to South Florida or New York, I've never heard of this one either. WOW!

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#19 Mar 2, 2008
brother x wrote:
If you want a true picture of Jamaicans..vist Jamaica and tell us what you think of their "success" there.
If African-Americans immigrated there, we'd own half the country by now.
I love this response! If this post grows you should post it on every page that follows!
Cause it says everything it needs to say in two sentences.

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#20 Mar 2, 2008
Bychance37 wrote:
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I love this response! If this post grows you should post it on every page that follows!
Cause it says everything it needs to say in two sentences.
That was pretty sad.

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