Journal # 3
Immigrant & Involuntary Minorities in Comparative Perspective
By John V. Ogbu
John V. Ogbu discussed in his article the problems encountered by minorities in schools. Non- immigrant minorities who came to the United States were more academically successful in schools than the immigrant minorities. Those who have been in cooperated are immigrants. On the other hand, non-immigrant minorities are people who were brought into their present society through slavery, conquest or colonization. Education plays a central role among immigrants a folk theory of getting ahead in society. Another factor that aids immigrants is the nature of their social identity, and one other thing that distinguishes immigrants and helps them adjust is the degree of trust, members of the dominant group and the institution such as schools. Language barrier and culture difference is seen among people. Immigrants interpret the language and culture difference they encounter in schools and society as barriers they have to overcome.