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Donald Trump wants people to ‘go back’; here is what happens when they do
July 23, 2019 | Financial Times |Melissa Tandiwe Myambo.

Some researchers believe that the US pays an economic price when it loses heritage migrants and return migrants — those who come to the US for a time and then return to their home countries. Indian-born and Indian heritage migrants from Silicon Valley to India helped sow the success of Bangalore’s IT industry.

China’s economic insurgency has been boosted by its huge diaspora. Evidence from Georgia and the Philippines shows that when emigrants return, or their children do, they bring capital, skills and entrepreneurial ambition.
............Heritage migration can also end up harming the US in another way. The Department of Homeland Security warns that the process can radicalise would-be terrorists, who may then return to the west to carry out violent attacks.
..........People become heritage migrants when they are made to feel that they do not belong in the country in which they grew up. Some would-be terrorists are an extreme version who express their anger at exclusion in a violent and deadly fashion.
........When Mr Trump tells people to “go back” to their countries and then follows that up with campaign rallies at which his supporters chant “send her back” about naturalised American citizen and sitting member of congress Ilhan Omar, he is creating a hostile environment. That almost certainly bolsters many Americans’ feelings of alienation.

Some of them may indeed leave and we may all come to regret that.
9/11  alienation  Diaspora  Donald_Trump  heritage_migration  non-whites  stereotypes 
july 2019 by jerryking
Colin Palmer, Historian of the African Diaspora, Is Dead at 75 - The New York Times
July 11, 2019 | The New York Times | By Neil Genzlinger.

Colin A. Palmer, a historian who broadened the understanding of the African diaspora, showing that the American slave trade was only one part of a phenomenon that spanned centuries and influenced cultures worldwide, died on June 20 in Kingston, Jamaica. He was 75.....Professor Palmer published his first of many books in 1976.....it was called “Slaves of the White God: Blacks in Mexico, 1570-1650,” chronicling a period when the colonies that would become the United States were still in their formative stages. The book set him on a career-long path.....Palmer definitely brought about a deeper, more nuanced understanding of the African diaspora, one that extended well beyond African-American history or the history of the slave trade,” ....Palmer did more than just show that the African diaspora was not a single event; he examined the various strands of it for differences and similarities.....any examination of diaspora began with a study of Africa itself.....Palmer also wrote well-regarded articles and books on the Caribbean countries, including “Eric Williams and the Making of the Modern Caribbean” (2006), about the historian and politician who led Trinidad and Tobago to independence.....Palmer's research showed that the Spaniards had brought in black slaves to Mexico as early as the 1520s.....Palmer identified five streams of African diaspora, the first being the initial spread of humans from Africa in prehistory....There were two other “premodern” streams, as he called them. One involved the movement of Bantu-speaking peoples out of the areas now known as Nigeria and Cameroon to other parts of Africa and India in about 3000 B.C. The other was related to trading in the fifth century B.C.

The Atlantic slave trade, which he said began in earnest in the 15th century, was the fourth stream; the fifth began after slavery’s demise and continues today.
Africa  Afro-Latinos  Caribbean  Diaspora  historians  history  Mexico  obituaries  PhDs  scholars  slavery  UWI 
july 2019 by jerryking
The Last Ship: Jan Lowe Shinebourne: 9781845232467: Literature: Amazon Canada
For Joan Wong, growing up in a Chinese family in the political turmoil of 1960s Guyana, family history is never straightforward. There are the examples of her grandmothers - Clarice Chung, iron-willed matriarch who has ensured the family's survival through unremitting toil, with her pride in maintaining racial and cultural identity, and Susan Leo, whose failures have shamed the family, who found comfort from harsh poverty in relationships with two Indian men and adopting an Indian life-style. Later, when Joan Wong makes her own pilgrimage to ancestral China at the turn of the twenty-first century, there are surprises in store.
ancestry  books  Chinese  cultural_identity  Diaspora  Guyanese  history  homecoming  pilgrimage 
february 2018 by jerryking
Pamela Joyner: collector of ‘Afropolitan abstraction’
SEPTEMBER 30, 2016 | FT| by Julie Belcove.

.....Joyner and Giuffrida are not merely acquisitive in the vein of so many collectors but are activist. “We think of ourselves as stewards of their careers,” Joyner says of their artists. “Our philanthropy is focused on getting works of the artists who we support into museums....Joyner and Guiffrida donate paintings to leading museums in the UK and the US. Joyner introduces those museum curators to talented-but-lesser-known artists for whom she advocates. She also organizes trips domestically and internationally (.e.g South Africa) for museum curators....Joyner and Guiffrida created an artist’s residency on their property in Sonoma, California, in 2014.....Artists return the loyalty and remark that Joyner and Guiffrida never ask for a discount....Joyner has made collecting — and sitting on boards — her primary occupation. “Now I have a strategy, I have a budget,” she says. “I run it like you’d expect an MBA to run it.”...“Race is a really bad lens through which to view art. I could make an argument that Zander Blom is far more African than I am.”....“I was really struck by these artists who were determined to create an aesthetic that was compelling to them, which was abstraction, and there were no rewards for that if you were an African-American artist at the time,” Joyner says. “The traditional art world expected African-American artists to create identifiably black subject matter. ....The daughter of two public school teachers, Joyner, 58, grew up on the South Side of Chicago, where she attended the prestigious University of Chicago Laboratory Schools and frequented the Art Institute of Chicago. A serious ballet dancer, Joyner took a year off from Dartmouth College to try to break into the professional ranks in New York. “What I discovered was, I was really average,” she says frankly. “That was a good thing to discover early. I decided at that juncture that I would become a patron of the arts.”

Patronage requires money, so Joyner went on to Harvard Business School, then a successful career in finance.....With 300 to 400 artworks by roughly 100 artists, among them contemporary masters Glenn Ligon, Julie Mehretu, Mark Bradford and Kara Walker, the collection is the subject of a new book, Four Generations: The Joyner/Giuffrida Collection of Abstract Art, written by a Who’s Who of top curators. In October 2017, a travelling exhibition of the collection’s highlights will open at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art in New Orleans.
art  collectors  women  African-Americans  curators  Diaspora  artists  museums  philanthropy  marginalization  leadership  patronage  high_net_worth  benefactors  cultural_literacy  Afropolitan  activism  race  HBS  abstractions  books  stewardship  Pamela_Joyner  contemporary_art  champions 
october 2016 by jerryking
Righting Wrongs and Generating Attention for Art of the African Diaspora
OCT. 16, 2016 | The New York Times | By TED LOOS.

A profile of Pamela J. Joyner, a prolific art collector and supporter of artists of African descent..... Later, Ms. Joyner donated money to buy another Gilliam, “Whirlirama” (1970), and next year there are plans to exhibit both when the Met reinstalls its modern collection. “Pamela is such an informed champion of her artists,” Ms. Wagstaff said.

That trip to Washington was one of the many ways that Ms. Joyner, 58, exerts her power as an art-world influence behind the scenes. She has relinquished a successful business career to become what she calls a full-time “mission-driven” collector of a very specific niche: Abstract art by African-Americans and members of the global African diaspora. Now she leverages her relationships with the Met in New York, the Tate in London, the Art Institute in Chicago and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art to help these artists gain traction in the wider world.

“It’s no less ambitious than an effort to reframe art history,” said Ms. Joyner, who sees herself as righting a wrong. “First, to include more broadly those who have been overlooked — and, for those with visibility, to steward and contextualize those careers.”....“There was a keen sense in my household that you had to be prepared for whatever was going to happen,” Ms. Joyner said. “You needed these literacies, and cultural literacy was one of them.”
African-Americans  Diaspora  art  artists  collectors  museums  overlooked  philanthropy  leadership  patronage  high_net_worth  benefactors  cultural_literacy  women  marginalization  Pamela_Joyner  stewardship  reframing  mission-driven  champions  art_history  exclusion  prolificacy 
october 2016 by jerryking
Argentina’s banking talent stays away - FT.com
December 30, 2014 2:22 pm
Argentina’s banking talent stays away
By Benedict Mander and John Paul Rathbone
Wall_Street  financiers  Diaspora  émigrés  Argentinians  Argentina  cronyism 
january 2015 by jerryking
Argentina Rediscovers Its African Roots - NYTimes.com
SEPT. 12, 2014 | NYT |By MICHAEL T. LUONGO.

There have been other attempts to examine Argentina’s African roots in Buenos Aires, including a now-closed maritime museum discussing the slave trade in the La Boca neighborhood. And during Argentina’s 2010 bicentennial, cultural institutions sought to mark the country’s diverse past. The National Historical Museum grouped paintings from the museum’s permanent collection of the five-decade-long Emancipation era. The exhibition center Casa Nacional del Bicentenario occasionally surveys African influences in Argentine music. Outside the capital, in San Antonio de Areco, there are exhibits on Argentina’s black gauchos, or cowboys, in the Museo Ricardo Güiraldes and Museo Las Lilas de Areco. Near Cordoba, the Museo de la Estancia Jesuítica de Alta Gracia, part of Unesco’s slave trail list, also contains exhibitions on the relationship among Jesuits, natives and African slaves.

But those attractions all look backward. As part of the shift toward embracing Afro-Argentine culture, the country is beginning to welcome contemporary African influence.
Argentina  travel  things_to_do  Diaspora  Africa  slavery  history  invisibility  tango  Buenos_Aires  African  tunnels  Afro-Latinos  exclusion 
september 2014 by jerryking
Bye-Bye Barbar
March 3, 2005 | The LIP Magazine |by Taiye Tuakli-Wosornu.
Africa  Diaspora  emigration  writers  cosmopolitan 
january 2014 by jerryking
Randy Weston Has a Cultural Conversation With Larry Blumenfeld - WSJ.com
Dec. 18, 2013 | WSJ | By Larry Blumenfeld.

"My father always stressed that I was an African born in America, that I needed to study the ancient civilizations of Egypt and Ethiopia,"
jazz  music  African-Americans  Diaspora 
january 2014 by jerryking
The Global Entrepreneur
December 2008 | HBR | by Daniel J. Isenberg

* More and more start-ups are being born global.
* By tapping resources or serving customers across nations, entrepreneurs can take on larger rivals, chase global opportunities, and use distance to create new products or services.
* Distances, differences in cultural contexts, and paucity of resources are the main challenges new ventures face.
* Successful entrepreneurs are clear in their purpose, strike alliances from positions of weakness, are able to manage global supply chains, and can establish multinational organizations from the outset.
HBR  start_ups  small_business  entrepreneur  internationally_minded  supply_chains  new_products  globalization  Diaspora  networks  microproducers  DanieI_Isenberg 
august 2012 by jerryking
Out of Africa
February 19, 2007 | FORTUNE | John Simons
DNA  African-Americans  Africa  Diaspora  genealogy  ancestry 
november 2011 by jerryking
Immigration undergoes a sea change - The Globe and Mail
CHRYSTIA FREELAND | Columnist profile
From Friday's Globe and Mail
Oct. 06, 2011

In the age of the Internet, the jet plane and the multinational company, the concepts of immigration, citizenship and even statehood are changing.
Chrystia_Freeland  Diaspora  immigration  immigrants  citizenship 
october 2011 by jerryking
Jews in a Whisper - NYTimes.com
By ROGER COHEN
August 20, 2011

The lesson is clear: Jews, with their history, cannot become the
systematic oppressors of another people. They must be vociferous in
their insistence that continued colonization of Palestinians in the West
Bank will increase Israel’s isolation and ultimately its vulnerability.
That — not fanning Islamophobia — is the task before diaspora Jews. To
speak up in Britain also means confronting the lingering, voice-lowering
anti-Semitism
Roger_Cohen  United_Kingdom  Jewish  West_Bank  Diaspora  Islamophobia  Judaism  Palestinians 
august 2011 by jerryking
Our diaspora, our deportees - Stabroek News - Guyana
By A. A. Fenty | 0 Comments | Frankly Speaking | Friday, July 22, 2011
Guyanese  Guyana  Diaspora 
july 2011 by jerryking
To Help Africa, Sell Diaspora Bonds - NYTimes.com
Homeward Bond
By NGOZI OKONJO-IWEALA and DILIP RATHA
Published: March 11, 2011
Africa  Diaspora  remittances  debt  bonds 
march 2011 by jerryking
So It Go: Knowing all the fine fine
September 6, 2010 | Stabroek News | By Dave Martins. With the
best of intentions, with all the devotion you can muster, with daily
attention to the Guyanese media, with emails to friends, if you live
away you’re missing small but critical details. You may think you get it
by reading widely, as I did, and by talking to friends here by phone or
email as I did, and by visiting for a couple of weeks once or twice a
year, as I did, but in fact you don’t, as I see now I didn’t. You are
missing the scores, the hundreds, even thousands of bits of information,
off the radar, that ultimately come to you on current issues only when
you live here, round the clock, for years. In Guyanese lexicon, you are
missing the fine fine.
Dave_Martins  Guyanese  Diaspora  detail_oriented 
september 2010 by jerryking
The Dilemma of Overseas Chinese - WSJ.com
JULY 17, 2010 | Wall Street Journal | By GEREMIE R. BARMé.
Strangers at Home. Chinese living abroad have played a huge role in the
country's economic miracle. But back in China, they are both welcome and
vulnerable.
Diaspora  China  Chinese  exceptionalism  overseas_Chinese 
july 2010 by jerryking
U.S.-Iran Feud Hits L.A. - WSJ.com
MAY 10, 2010 | Wall Street Journal | TAMARA AUDI. Tehran Seeks
Crackdown on Dissidents in City; 'We Are Not Soldiers,' Group SaysBy
Iran  Diaspora  expatriates  Iranians  dissension 
may 2010 by jerryking
Buxton-Friendship
November 16, 2009 | Stabroek News | by Harry Hergash, a
graduate of the University of Guyana, who taught at the Annandale
Government Secondary from 1964 to 1969 prior to immigrating to Canada in
1974.

recollections of the village of Buxton-Friendship, East Coast Demerara. Historically, after starting out as separate villages that were purchased and built by freed African slaves, they were amalgamated into one around 1841. By the beginning of the nineteen sixties, Buxton-Friendship was possibly the most progressive and prosperous village in Guyana. It was known for its highly educated sons and daughters, civic minded citizens, hard working farmers and fisherman, skilled tradesmen, and prosperous business people, where citizens of African and Indian origins lived together peacefully.

Indians, who started arriving in the village in the 1890s, emulated the Africans in striving for education and social betterment in the country. By the 1950s they were scattered throughout the village with concentrated enclaves in the area along the seashore, referred to as Buxton Front, where there were some of the most renowned sea-fishermen in the country; on both sides of the railway embankment around the railway station where they worked as pawnbrokers and jewellers, and operated clothing and hardware stores; and in the area along Brush dam where they raised cattle and grew rice in adjoining estate lands. Most if not all of them adhered to Indian cultural traditions, and Buxton could boast of having some of the most educated and finest Indian musicians and singers of Chowtaals, Ramayan and Bhajans.
African_Guyanese_villages  Diaspora  Guyana  history 
november 2009 by jerryking
Diaspora - The Globe and Mail
Tuesday, Mar. 28, 2006 | Globe & Mail | YUEN PAU WOO AND
KENNY ZHANG. Recent research by the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada
puts the number of Canadians overseas at about 2.7 million. At 9 per
cent of the population, the share of Canadians residing overseas is
larger than similar overseas populations of Australia, China, the United
States or India. Canadians overseas can be a key element of
international business strategies and public diplomacy, but there has
been little thought given to how these human capital assets can be
identified, cultivated, and mobilized.
Diaspora  Canadian  international_marketing  expatriates  talent_flows 
october 2009 by jerryking
A Canadian model for the Gulf - The Globe and Mail
Aug. 31, 2009 | Globe & Mail | Sultan Sooud Al Qassemi.
Canada's most important export to the Middle East is hope in the form of
substantial number of Canadians of Arab heritage who have chosen to
return to the region. Canada's secular and modern education system,
coupled with tolerance and respect for people of diverse cultures,
continues to produce moderate Arabs, Muslim and Christian alike, who
despite their relatively small numbers are leaving a lasting positive
impression on the Arab world.
Middle_East  Arab  expatriates  Diaspora  exporting  Canada  Canadian  tolerance 
september 2009 by jerryking
Op-Ed Contributors - Our True North - NYTimes.com
June 30, 2009 | New York Times | Today, on Canada Day, 11
Canadians living in the United States share what they miss most about
home.
Canada  exile  Diaspora  expatriates  crossborder 
july 2009 by jerryking
Outside Sri Lanka, Tamil Diaspora Not Ready to Surrender - The Lede Blog - NYTimes.com
May 18, 2009, 1:59 pm
Outside Sri Lanka, Tamil Diaspora Not Ready to Surrender
By Robert Mackey
Sri_Lanka  Tamils  Diaspora  Tamil_Tigers 
may 2009 by jerryking
Clean tech association creates innovative membership category
April 15, 2009
Clean tech association creates innovative membership category
Toronto  Diaspora  economic_development 
may 2009 by jerryking
How social capital pays off when disaster strikes
April 10, 2009 | globeandmail.com - | by Daniel Trefler.

Daniel Trefler holds J. Douglas and Ruth Grant Canada Research Chair in
Competitiveness and Prosperity at the Rotman School of Management,
University of Toronto
social_capital  Diaspora 
april 2009 by jerryking
globeandmail.com: Black is not only beautiful, it's brilliant and heroic
February 14, 2009 G&M book review by JOHN HAREWOOD of A
BLACK STUDIES PRIMER
Heroes and Heroines of the African Diaspora By Keith A. P. Sandiford .
Asks the questions, Why is black history necessary? What topics should
be studied? Who will teach?

Summary
An essential text for students and scholars of black history. Features over 1,000 biographies of historical and contemporary black figures that have made a significant contribution to the development of modern civilisation. It is a celebration of the impact made by black people in areas including politics, engineering, agriculture, entertainment, literature, medicine, sport, philosophy and more. This easy reference encyclopedia has been compiled to fill the gaps in black studies in the school curricula, and will inspire students and teachers alike.
African-Americans  slavery  heroes  heroines  book_reviews  books  curriculum  Diaspora  Africa  primers  blackness  black_pride  black_studies  Black_Is_Beautiful  Negritude  self-identification  history  scholars 
february 2009 by jerryking
The Diaspora of Ethnic Economies: Beyond the Pale?
The Diaspora of Ethnic Economies: Beyond the Pale?
Journal article by Lan Cao; William and Mary Law Review, Vol. 44, 2003

The author explains why ethnic economies have not been comprehensively addressed in U.S. legal scholarship.
Diaspora  economic_development  ethnic_communities  Joel_Kotkin  entrepreneurship 
february 2009 by jerryking
A Looming American Diaspora
February 2009 HBR article by Paul Saffo. While U.S. companies
are worrying about how to recruit talent from abroad in the face of
increasingly stringent immigration rules, a different and far more
significant challenge is quietly building. When young knowledge workers
look for a job today, they seriously consider companies half a world
away. Homegrown American talent is moving abroad, in what could become a
huge shift in the world economic order.
American  Diaspora  emigration  expatriates  globalization  knowledge_workers  policy  protectionism 
february 2009 by jerryking
Doing knowledge management
Joseph M Firestone, Mark W McElroy. The Learning Organization.
Bradford: 2005. Vol. 12, Iss. 2; pg. 189, 24 pgs

More recently, social network analysis (SNA) (Cross and Parker, 2004) is
being used to discover the structure of relationships in existing
communities, as well as the existence of clusters of social
relationships that can form the nuclei of new communities not yet
self-organized.
social_networking  analysis  Diaspora  ethnic  mapping 
february 2009 by jerryking
Five grand challenges for library research
Michael K Buckland. Library Trends. Urbana: Spring 2003. Vol.
51, Iss. 4; pg. 675

LIBRARY COMMUNITIES: HOW DO COMMUNITIES DIFFER?

There is a long-established tradition of library research on the
communities being served, especially of demographic factors associated
with library use or nonuse. In several other fields there has been
increased interest in the study of communities. Examples include the
mapping of social networks, analysis of ethnic Diasporas, and the
formation of virtual communities over the Internet. It would be
interesting to see whether the analysis of library-related communities
could now be advanced by drawing on these newer forms of community
analysis and also by incorporating some related library phenomena.
social_networking  Diaspora  ethnic_communities  analysis  mapping  libraries 
february 2009 by jerryking
Diaspora Networks as High Risk or High Potential: The Transnational Turn in National Policy Discourses on Migrants
Policy actors in various fields have discovered the bright side
of diaspora networks, their high potential for their host country's
engagement in international development on the one hand and
international trade relations on the other. This paper argues that both
aspects of policy discourse show a paradigm shift in the construction of
diaspora networks - even in non-classical immigration countries: They
are taken for granted, treated as collectivities and seen as
side-effects of blurred national boundaries.
Diaspora  high-risk  host_country  international_development  paradigm_shifts  networks 
february 2009 by jerryking
USAID Partners and World Bank to Promote Diaspora Entrepreneurship in Africa
Oct. 12, 2008 press release detailing ways to better mobilize
the African Diaspora in order to strengthen the continent’s own
development efforts.
Diaspora  Africa  entrepreneurship  USAID 
january 2009 by jerryking
Welcome to the Kiltr Corporate Blog
Welcome to the Kiltr Corporate Blog--Scottish Diaspora
Diaspora  Scottish 
january 2009 by jerryking
Worldchanging: Harnessing the Indian Diaspora
this article is about Indian efforts to tap into the knowledge, experience and wealth of Indian expats:
Indians  Diaspora  expatriates 
january 2009 by jerryking
Diaspora Investing
Milken Institute Global Conference 2007 on Diaspora Investing
Milken_Institute  Diaspora  investing 
january 2009 by jerryking

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