We will be looking at the socioeconomic aspects of the Caribbean Diaspora, specifically sports (including cricket and soccer), remittances, and jobs. Sports serve as an expression of Caribbean identity and keep migrants connected to the home country. Remittances are also another form of staying in touch with the Caribbean. Families in NYC actively sendĀ remittances home in the form of money or barrels. Over time, changes in remittance sending patterns have depicted the evolution of the Caribbean society in New York City. Furthermore, there are 1.7 million Caribbean immigrants living in New York City, each one looking for a more fruitful life. With such a significant immigrant population, where do these Caribbean Islanders fall in the spectrum of employment? Through interviews and field research, we explore these ideas.



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