Analysis Of Kenneth D Scott Jr.

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Grenada, Senior Seminar Paper
Kenneth D Scott Jr.
SUNY Old Westbury

The specific group that is being studied is Grenadians, mainly Grenadian Americans. Unfortunately due to its small size, there are not a lot of records of Grenadians immigrating to the US until around 1950. During that time there was a huge influx of Grenadian women looking to start their lives anew. Still then the number of Grenadians emigrating weren’t as great in reference to the other Caribbean countries. After the passing of the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965 (Hart-Celler Act), it increased the amount of people allowed to emigrate from Caribbean countries (Love-Andrews, 2003). Unlike some countries people leaving Grenada to live in America wasn’t necessarily for economic reasons. One of the main reasons is because of the communist views of the government during the 70s and 80s. According to the U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) 2006-2010, the total amount of Grenadian Americans in the US is approximately 28,488. Most of the Grenadians in America are in New York at approximate 19,175. Throughout America there are about 1,232 Grenadians in New Jersey, 1,203 in Maryland and 2,357 in Florida. Compared to the estimated 19 million New Yorkers, .1% of them are Grenadian. In New York, most of the Grenadians live in Brooklyn. There are about 14,956 Grenadians in Brooklyn and 1,509 in Queens. This leaves an estimated 2,710 that are either upstate NY or spread out…

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