Ethiopian Emerging Adult Immigrants in Israel

  title={Ethiopian Emerging Adult Immigrants in Israel},
  author={Sophie D. Walsh and Rivka Tuval-Mashiach},
  journal={Youth \& Society},
  pages={49 - 75}
Experiences of discrimination and racism and individual coping strategies were examined among 22 emerging adult Ethiopian immigrants in Israel. In-depth interviews explored the way they perceive, understand, respond to, and cope with experiences of discrimination. Qualitative analysis identified an initial contrast between those interviewees who refuted the existence of personal and/or general experiences of racism and those who felt it acutely. Further analysis identified two strategies among… Expand
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