By Toyin Falola, Niyi Afolabi

This publication uncovers the truth that new African immigrants now symbolize an important strength within the configuration of yankee polity and id specifically within the final 40 years. regardless of their minority prestige, African immigrants are making their marks in quite a few components of human activity and accomplishments—from educational, to company, to even medical innovations. The demographic shift is either welcome information in addition to an issue for predicament given the implications of displacement and the paradoxes of exile within the new place. by way of its very connection to the ‘Old African Diaspora,’ the suggestion of a ‘New African Diaspora’ marks a transparent indication of a historic development reconnecting continental Africa with the hot international with no the stigma of slavery. but, the thought of trans-Atlantic slavery isn't erased whilst the African diaspora is pointed out no matter if within the previous or new global. inside this paradoxical dispensation, the hot African diaspora has to be conceived because the aftermath of a world migration hindrance.

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Third, and concomitant with the invention of traditions is the invention of symbols such as the national flag, national anthem, and national emblem. These three sets of national paraphernalia are the three symbols through which an independent country proclaims its identity and sovereignty, and as such they command spontaneous respect and loyalty among members of that sovereign country. In themselves, they reflect the entire background, thought, and culture of a nation. Hobsbawm argues that the times when people become conscious of citizenship remain mostly associated with symbols and semi-ritual practices such as elections, most of which are historically novel and largely invented.

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Another American noted that unlike in Africa, poverty was hidden. “You don’t see our poor because we don’t let them sleep on park benches or homeless shelters. We just squeeze in, and everyone is overcrowded and underfed,” (Mwendwa, 2005). S. ” It calls for a reexamination of the American nationalist myth in the nation-building process and the role of minority groups therein. S. and Latin America from a comparative perspective with a view to analyzing the impact and implications of this dominant-group elite project on ethnic and racial minorities.

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