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Black EthnicsRace, Immigration, and the Pursuit of the American Dream$

Christina M. Greer

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780199989300

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2013

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199989300.001.0001

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(p.169) Appendix 4A Black Ethnic Work Ethic Perceptions and Feeling Thermometers

(p.169) Appendix 4A Black Ethnic Work Ethic Perceptions and Feeling Thermometers

Source:
Black Ethnics
Publisher:
Oxford University Press

Black American Lazy vs. Hardworking

Mean

Standard Deviation

Frequency

Median

Black Americans

*5.14

1.28

131

Afro-Caribbeans

4.91

1.31

46

Africans

3.89

1.66

88

Total

4.68

1.53

265

4

Afro-Caribbean Lazy vs. Hardworking

Mean

Standard Deviation

Frequency

Median

Black Americans

5.58

1.22

130

Afro-Caribbeans

6.11

0.89

45

Africans

5.75

1.28

87

Total

5.73

1.2

262

6

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African Lazy vs. Hardworking

Mean

Standard Deviation

Frequency

Median

Black Americans

5.7

1.21

131

Afro-Caribbeans

6.13

0.84

45

Africans

6.09

1.16

88

Total

5.9

1.15

264

6

Note: The highest black perception of their group as hardworking is still lower than all black ethnic groups’ perceptions for Afro-Caribbean and African populations’ work ethics.

Source: 2005–6 SSEU Local 371 Survey.

Where would you rate black Americans on a scale of 1–7? (in percentages)

Blacks

Afro-Car

Africans

Extremely Lazy

1

0

8

2

1

4

15

3

5

4

17

4

30

35

26

5

24

24

18

6

20

17

7

Extremely Hardworking

19

15

9

N

131

46

88

p 〈 0.01.

Source: 2005–6 SSEU Local 371 Survey.

Where would you rate Afro-Caribbean immigrants on a scale of 1–7? (in percentages)

Blacks

Afro-Car

Africans

Extremely Lazy

1

0

0

2

1

0

0

3

1

0

7

4

18

4

13

5

21

18

17

6

31

40

25

Extremely Hardworking

38

38

38

N

130

45

87

p 〈 0.01.

Source: 2005–6 SSEU Local 371 Survey

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Where would you rate African immigrants on a scale of 1–7? (in percentages)

Blacks

Afro-Car

Africans

Extremely Lazy

0

0

0

2

1

0

2

3

2

0

2

4

18

7

3

5

16

9

17

6

30

49

28

Extremely Hardworking

33

35

47

N

131

45

88

p 〈 0.01.

Source: 2005–6 SSEU Local 371 Survey.

Feeling Thermometer toward Black Americans

Mean

Standard Deviation

Frequency

Median

Black Americans

81.4

25.1

119

Afro-Caribbeans

80.4

19.4

43

Africans

69.2

22.5

81

Total

77.4

24.0

243

75

Feeling Thermometer toward Afro-Caribbeans

Mean

Standard Deviation

Frequency

Median

Black Americans

68.7

24.2

115

Afro-Caribbeans

88.9

15.5

43

Africans

67.8

22.3

77

Total

72.1

23.6

235

70

Feeling Thermometer toward Africans

Mean

Standard Deviation

Frequency

Median

Black Americans

66.9

23.9

117

Afro-Caribbeans

77.4

21.6

41

Africans

78.6

22.5

80

Total

72.6

23.6

238

70

p 〈 0.01.

Source: 2005–6 SSEU Local 371 Survey.

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