Are West Indians/Africans Smarter Tha...

Are West Indians/Africans Smarter Than AA's?

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pppppp

Boston, MA

#1 Mar 15, 2012
:wonder: It has been reported for years now that Blacks from the Caribbean and Africa,have higher enrollment at our nation's' prestigious collegiate institutions. I will post this link: "Children of Black Immigrants Are Successful in Gaining Admission to the Nation’s Top Colleges and Universities

Several years ago, Professor Henry Louis Gates Jr., director of the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for African and African-American Research at Harvard University, stated his belief that very few of Harvard’s black students are the descendants of American slaves. He estimated that 75 percent of black students at Harvard were of African or Caribbean descent or were biracial. Now here is evidence that Professor Gates’ suspicions are correct.

A new study published in the journal Sociology of Education finds that black immigrants are more likely to be enrolled in the nation’s elite colleges and universities than African Americans. Furthermore, these children of African and Caribbean immigrants are more likely to be enrolled in our elite colleges than are white Americans.

The study found that 9.2 percent of the college-age blacks who immigrated to the United States, or who were children of parents who had immigrated to the United States, were enrolled at the nation’s most prestigious colleges and universities. In contrast, only 2.4 percent of African-American students were enrolled in the elite group of colleges. Slightly more than 7 percent of white students were enrolled at these schools.

Overall, 75 percent of college-age black immigrants have at one time enrolled in college compared to 72 percent of college-age whites and 60 percent of college-age African Americans.

The results show that immigrant blacks came from families with incomes that were on average lower than those of whites. Immigrant blacks were significantly more likely than African Americans to come from traditional two-parent families."

However, there are factors that are not being considered in this study, such as, the large percentage of African Americans who attend and graduate from HBCU's; most of the most powerful and prominent Blacks in America have attended one of these institutions(our Ivy League).

So, do you believe this to be true or do you have a much stronger rebuttal to the assertion.

What is the point of this study?
Bigsmoke

Lancaster, UK

#2 Mar 15, 2012
No.
pppppp

Boston, MA

#3 Mar 15, 2012
AA are jealous that African immigrants are smarter than them and don't use the race card to get ahead
The Black Devil

Jacksonville, FL

#4 Mar 15, 2012
pppppp wrote:
AA are jealous that African immigrants are smarter than them and don't use the race card to get ahead
Africans and AA's need to stop being against each other and unite, that's the only way we'll progress.
Mike

Portage, MI

#5 Mar 15, 2012
pppppp wrote:
AA are jealous that African immigrants are smarter than them and don't use the race card to get ahead
Stop being obsessed with black Americans. We are not interested in you.

And no, you are only smarter in your dreams.
Pan-Africanist

United States

#6 Mar 15, 2012
Azzhole thread. Africans were taught different values than Aa the comparison isnt fair at ALL. Me and my African friend are almost same at mathematics. Some africans are smarter than me some arent I am smarter than most Aa though.

a--x--e

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#7 Mar 15, 2012
Of course.

Amoeba are smarter than AAs.
nate dogg

Garland, TX

#8 Mar 21, 2012
Its actually ambition. Africans usually have stronger family units and more discipline. Also have a better sense of what's important since they've probably seen extreme poverty.
limp

Monticello, IN

#9 May 3, 2012
this is a stupid question.. it depends on the person..
limp

Monticello, IN

#10 May 3, 2012
I don't even believe in intelligence because I can outsmart you no matter how low my iq is if I try hard enough..

“Dont Play With Me”

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#11 May 3, 2012
No they are NOT smarter than African Americans. The ONLY reason why they do well is because they WORK HARD and SUCEED. THATS IT. It has NOTHING to do with being SMARTER. And plus, this world is not all book smart like everybody thinks it is. I think being street smart and knowing how to deal with people beats out book smart people ANYDAY and African Americans HAVE THAT. Sheltered kids who go to university DONT.

“Dont Play With Me”

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#12 May 3, 2012
And plus, you can have all the degrees in the world and STILL be an IDIOT and LACK common sense. Ask Michael Savage and GEORGE BUSH.

“Being a Black Queen in America”

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#13 May 3, 2012
pppppp wrote:
:wonder: It has been reported for years now that Blacks from the Caribbean and Africa,have higher enrollment at our nation's' prestigious collegiate institutions. I will post this link: "Children of Black Immigrants Are Successful in Gaining Admission to the Nation’s Top Colleges and Universities
Several years ago, Professor Henry Louis Gates Jr., director of the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for African and African-American Research at Harvard University, stated his belief that very few of Harvard’s black students are the descendants of American slaves. He estimated that 75 percent of black students at Harvard were of African or Caribbean descent or were biracial. Now here is evidence that Professor Gates’ suspicions are correct.
A new study published in the journal Sociology of Education finds that black immigrants are more likely to be enrolled in the nation’s elite colleges and universities than African Americans. Furthermore, these children of African and Caribbean immigrants are more likely to be enrolled in our elite colleges than are white Americans.
The study found that 9.2 percent of the college-age blacks who immigrated to the United States, or who were children of parents who had immigrated to the United States, were enrolled at the nation’s most prestigious colleges and universities. In contrast, only 2.4 percent of African-American students were enrolled in the elite group of colleges. Slightly more than 7 percent of white students were enrolled at these schools.
Overall, 75 percent of college-age black immigrants have at one time enrolled in college compared to 72 percent of college-age whites and 60 percent of college-age African Americans.
The results show that immigrant blacks came from families with incomes that were on average lower than those of whites. Immigrant blacks were significantly more likely than African Americans to come from traditional two-parent families."
However, there are factors that are not being considered in this study, such as, the large percentage of African Americans who attend and graduate from HBCU's; most of the most powerful and prominent Blacks in America have attended one of these institutions(our Ivy League).
So, do you believe this to be true or do you have a much stronger rebuttal to the assertion.
What is the point of this study?
I would say they work harder and succeed more in life but being smart is equal
UruEuWauWau

São Luís, Brazil

#14 May 3, 2012
There are no 'West Indians'. ;-D Only Afro-Caribbeans. ;-D This 'W.Indian' British colonial crap is long over. ;-) W.India is part of India, region & st8s around megalopolis Mumbai/Bombay. ;-D

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#15 May 3, 2012
This Thread has been done b4

“about 2 be a mini me”

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#16 May 15, 2012
explain the west indians being last in terms of education in the UK..

“Africa”

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#17 May 15, 2012
Smartest family in the UK = African

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“Being a Black Queen in America”

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#18 May 15, 2012
The smartest ppl in the world are in Africa

“Africa”

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#19 May 15, 2012
MorganCemone wrote:
The smartest ppl in the world are in Africa
Can't say I disagree with that ;)

“about 2 be a mini me”

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#20 May 15, 2012
MorganCemone wrote:
The smartest ppl in the world are in Africa
Nigerians in the U.S. even best asians

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