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Being Black in Austria takes an honest look at the experience of Black Africans and other minorities living in today's Austria, focusing not just on the everyday racism so prevalent in the country, but on the impact that racism is having on the nation's refugee and immigrant communities. Far more than mere political commentary, Being Black in Austria takes care to undress Austria's homogenous past in order to clearly unearth the reasons the country has found immigration in the 21st Century to be so difficult - regardless of how necessary it may be. Readers have an opportunity to view hard-hitting statistics, and to learn about the country's immigration and work laws, and how they relate to others in Europe and the rest of the West. They're also offered realistic options for improving the conditions for the country's refugees and immigrants in the future. Throughout Being Black in Austria, Nzenwa's readers will learn about true-life refugee and immigrant experiences in the country, and the reasons - from representation in the media and political campaigns, to institutionalized racism within the police force - that make full and meaningful integration of Blacks in Austria so difficult. By the end of the book, the reader will hold not just an interest in immigrant and refugee issues, but the tools with which to act if they feel so inspired. All in all, Being Black in Austria is an eye-opening look at the true and complex issues surrounding immigration in the West today, and the outcomes we will all face - for better or worse - if those issues are left unresolved.
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