The problematic marginalization of African immigrants in Irish society.

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Sibanda, Pame
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BA (Hons) in Social Science
Dublin Business School
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This is a qualitative study that aims to highlight the problematic marginalization of African immigrants in Irish Society. It involves African immigrants that migrated to Ireland on both voluntary and forced basis. The study will analyze the African immigrant perceptions on the phenomenon of marginalization and the effects it imposes on their physical and psychological well-being. The aim is to identify some of the issues that perpetuate this phenomenon through an exploration of African immigrant experiences at both social and personal levels since their arrival. This will involve an examination of African immigrants' economic position, that is, experiences on accessing the Irish labor market including professional level and other resources such as education and housing particularly in the current economic climate. The study will also focus its analysis on the role of current governmental policy, integration strategies and other social structures in eradicating the marginalization of African immigrants and promotion of multiculturalism. Author keywords: Marginalization, African immigrants, integration, multiculturalism, social policy, social exclusion, asylum seekers, discrimination, racism