Not black, but Habasha: Ethiopian and Eritrean immigrants in American society

  title={Not black, but Habasha: Ethiopian and Eritrean immigrants in American society},
  author={Shelly M Habecker},
  journal={Ethnic and Racial Studies},
  pages={1200 - 1219}
  • Shelly M Habecker
  • Published 2012
  • Sociology
  • Ethnic and Racial Studies
  • Abstract In this article, I examine the identity choices of Ethiopian and Eritrean immigrants of Amhara, Tigrayan and Tigrinya ethnicity within the context of the larger debate on how non-white immigrants are being incorporated into American society. I argue that these immigrants resist racialization even while their actions and attitudes potentially reinforce America's racial divide. They implicitly challenge American racial categories by thinking of themselves as Habasha, which they view as a… CONTINUE READING
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