Immigrants' views

The American Dream Through the Eyes of Black African Immigrants in Texas bookcoverAssociate professor of sociology Ami R. Moore, who came to the United States from Togo in 1992, was inspired by her own and other African immigrants' experiences to write The American Dream Through the Eyes of Black African Immigrants in Texas (University Press of America).

In the book, she examines whether black African immigrants in Texas are achieving not only economic success but also moralistic success, such as being valued and respected. Moore, who received a Fulbright U.S. Scholar research grant to study AIDS-related issues in her native country, says, "I wanted to understand the lived experiences of black African immigrants and their views with regard to the American dream."