By Ambrizeth Lima
Lima reports the socialization of younger, male Cape Verdean immigrants. households, colleges and neighborhoods play a massive position. the truth that many oldsters didn't converse English and will now not learn their society, led the younger males to turn into cultural and language agents at domestic. those that discovered social aid at school have been those that ultimately graduated. those that didn't do good academically might hint their failure to early unfavorable studies in class. Lima's paintings helps the concept what immigrant households carry from the house state and what they locate of their host state performs a major function in how their acculturation.
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Contributing greatly to this lack of openness was family separation, which led to a lack of familiarity between parents and children. Adilson, a very emotional twenty-four year-old, became quite angry when he talked about his relationship with his mother whom he had not seen for thirteen years. He was raised by his grandmother and only saw his mother once while he was growing up. His father, who was still in Cape Verde, did not seem to have played an important role in his life. From our conversations, I gathered that Adilson had had high hopes of establishing a loving relationship with his mother.
The children responded that Americans thought they were dirty, violent, and lazy because they were Black. The impact of social mirroring on these children is both social and psychological. Suarez-Orozco, (2008) related that many immigrant children suffer from depression and other health issues and/or perform poorly in school. Similarly, Claude Steele (1992) found that “stereotype threat” led African American children to give up on school. They believed what they repeatedly heard about themselves: that they were less intelligent than their White counterparts and were destined to fail.
As Miguel said of his father, I didn’t really see him. He would come to the house and then leave. I really didn’t really see him like that and then one day he just stopped [coming]. Most of the participants appeared to try to make the best of their situations within their new families. They were in school and employed and described trying their best to respect the new parent and family with whom they lived. Given their relationships with their parents in United States, which some characterized as minimally “friendly” or “amicable,” I asked them who actually parented and guided them.
Cape Verdean Immigrants in America: The Socialization of Young Men in an Urban Environment by Ambrizeth Lima