Finding Home: A Black Canadian Dilemma

By Efa E. Etoroma.

Published by The Diversity Collection

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This paper contends that Black Canadians are not fully accepted in Canadian society, that Canada is, at best, only a qualified home for Blacks.

Keywords: Home, Black, Belonging, Identity, Race, Racism, Multiculturalism, Canada, Place, Immigrants, Slavery

International Journal of Diversity in Organizations, Communities and Nations, Volume 6, Issue 3, pp.103-110. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 846.862KB).

Dr. Efa E. Etoroma

Efa E. Etoroma, B.A., M.A. (Manitoba), and Ph.D. (McMaster) has taught sociology at Concordia University College of Alberta since 1992. Nigerian born, Efa moved to Canada in 1978 and has lived in the provinces of Manitoba, Nova Scotia, Ontario, British Columbia, and Alberta. Dr. Etoroma’s research interests include Black community building in Canada and the social psychology of identity transformation among Blacks in Canada. Dr. Etoroma's current project, a thematic autobiography tentatively titled Home: The Memoirs of a Maverick Black Sociologist, uses the sociological perspective of life course or life history analysis to examine the role of modernity and other social forces in both the formation of personal identity and in the conceptualizations of “home”. Dr. Etoroma and his wife, Faridat, and their three children, Efa Jr., Daniel, and Shireen, live in Edmonton, Alberta.

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