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Children of African Immigrants: America's Best Kept Secret

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#1 Apr 18, 2011
Africans have the highest educational attainment rates of any immigrant group in the United States with higher levels of completion than the stereotyped Asian American model minority. It is not only the first generation that does well, as estimates indicate that a highly disproportionate percentage of black students at elite universities are African or the children of African immigrants.

In an analysis of Census Bureau data by the Journal of Blacks in higher education, African immigrants to the United States were found more likely to be college educated than any other immigrant group. African immigrants to the U.S. are also more highly educated than any other native-born ethnic group including white Americans. Some 48.9 percent of all African immigrants hold a college diploma. This is slightly more than the percentage of Asian immigrants to the U.S., nearly double the rate of native-born white Americans, and nearly four times the rate of native-born African Americans.



In 1997, 19.4 percent of all adult African immigrants in the United States held a graduate degree, compared to 8.1 percent of adult whites and 3.8 percent of adult blacks in the United States, respectively. This information suggests that America has an equally large achievement gap between whites and African/Asian immigrants as it does between white and black Americans.



Of the African-born population in the United States age 25 and older, 86.4% reported having a high school degree or higher, compared with 78. 9% of Asian born immigrants and 76.5% of European born immigrants, respectively. These figures contrast with 61.8% percent of the total foreign-born population.

Yet their talents, and achievements, consistently go unnoticed and kept hidden in the confines of racial stigmas.

Thus biology has no correlation and holds no leverage in one's ability to fulfill their intellectual potential. I am a second generation Nigerian-American, and I personally believe this is due to how much value Nigerians place on education. I also believe that the very strict,authoritarian parenting styles that the majority of African parents practice also plays an integral role in the academic performances of their children. I find this to be particularly interesting, because many people including sociologists, as well has theorists speak heavily against this type of parenting styles.

References:

- Census Bureau

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/African_immigrat...
Kenya dig it

Brooklyn, NY

#4 Apr 19, 2011
1. The numbers cited above include mostly Indo-Pak "Africans" living in various countries, plus some Jews from South Africa who now think that apartheid wasn't so bad after all.

2. Of course, one African-born immigrant did quite well. A lot of people think he's "da prez"!

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#5 Apr 19, 2011
Kenya dig it wrote:
1. The numbers cited above include mostly Indo-Pak "Africans" living in various countries, plus some Jews from South Africa who now think that apartheid wasn't so bad after all.
2. Of course, one African-born immigrant did quite well. A lot of people think he's "da prez"!
You know hey say when you ASSume you make and ass out of you and me. If you checked the link that I posted, or took the personal initiative to check the census bureau website, you would have learned that most of those numbers apply to West Africans, the numbers apply the least to the countries you stated, because there the population of immigrants from Northern African countries and South African countries are minescule in comparison to the immigrants from West African countries. The data specifically shows that immigrants from countries such as Kenya (the only North African country), Nigeria (Especially; they apparently make up the majority of the population of Africans in certain areas), and I believe Ghana all mainly black countries mind you are the ones who contribute heavily to those statistics. And This thread is for mature adults only, if you can't have a discussion without being an embarrassment to your races, whatever it my be ( I'm assuming you two are white though) via your ignorance, there are other threads specifically made for people like you to share your thoughts and bask in your infantile humor together.

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#6 Apr 19, 2011
MAUDE wrote:
<quoted text>Did you know a CHIMP can do ALL of the above.
Hmmm interesting statement, obviously well thought out but If that is the case, then why are you constantly placing your children on a pedestal for achievements far less notable then those of Foreign children??
Out of Africa

Brooklyn, NY

#7 Apr 19, 2011
ohamina wrote:
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You know hey say when you ASSume you make and ass out of you and me. If you checked the link that I posted, or took the personal initiative to check the census bureau website, you would have learned that most of those numbers apply to West Africans, the numbers apply the least to the countries you stated, because there the population of immigrants from Northern African countries and South African countries are minescule in comparison to the immigrants from West African countries. The data specifically shows that immigrants from countries such as Kenya (the only North African country), Nigeria (Especially; they apparently make up the majority of the population of Africans in certain areas), and I believe Ghana all mainly black countries mind you are the ones who contribute heavily to those statistics. And This thread is for mature adults only, if you can't have a discussion without being an embarrassment to your races, whatever it my be ( I'm assuming you two are white though) via your ignorance, there are other threads specifically made for people like you to share your thoughts and bask in your infantile humor together.
Well.....suppose you tell us how many of these Africans show up every year.

If they're so smart..........why do the countries of west Africa look and smell like over ripe garbage and cess pool contents?
bigtool

East Quogue, NY

#8 Apr 19, 2011
ohamina wrote:
Africans have the highest educational attainment rates of any immigrant group in the United States with higher levels of completion than the stereotyped Asian American model minority. It is not only the first generation that does well, as estimates indicate that a highly disproportionate percentage of black students at elite universities are African or the children of African immigrants.
In an analysis of Census Bureau data by the Journal of Blacks in higher education, African immigrants to the United States were found more likely to be college educated than any other immigrant group. African immigrants to the U.S. are also more highly educated than any other native-born ethnic group including white Americans. Some 48.9 percent of all African immigrants hold a college diploma. This is slightly more than the percentage of Asian immigrants to the U.S., nearly double the rate of native-born white Americans, and nearly four times the rate of native-born African Americans.
In 1997, 19.4 percent of all adult African immigrants in the United States held a graduate degree, compared to 8.1 percent of adult whites and 3.8 percent of adult blacks in the United States, respectively. This information suggests that America has an equally large achievement gap between whites and African/Asian immigrants as it does between white and black Americans.
Of the African-born population in the United States age 25 and older, 86.4% reported having a high school degree or higher, compared with 78. 9% of Asian born immigrants and 76.5% of European born immigrants, respectively. These figures contrast with 61.8% percent of the total foreign-born population.
Yet their talents, and achievements, consistently go unnoticed and kept hidden in the confines of racial stigmas.
Thus biology has no correlation and holds no leverage in one's ability to fulfill their intellectual potential. I am a second generation Nigerian-American, and I personally believe this is due to how much value Nigerians place on education. I also believe that the very strict,authoritarian parenting styles that the majority of African parents practice also plays an integral role in the academic performances of their children. I find this to be particularly interesting, because many people including sociologists, as well has theorists speak heavily against this type of parenting styles.
References:
- Census Bureau
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/African_immigrat...
yea like co-co the monkey
bigtool

East Quogue, NY

#9 Apr 19, 2011
MAUDE wrote:
<quoted text>Did you know a CHIMP can do ALL of the above.
much much more
bigtool

East Quogue, NY

#10 Apr 19, 2011
Out of Africa wrote:
<quoted text>
Well.....suppose you tell us how many of these Africans show up every year.
If they're so smart..........why do the countries of west Africa look and smell like over ripe garbage and cess pool contents?
these west african countries smell like many long island black communities especially hempstead
king

East Quogue, NY

#11 Apr 19, 2011
well said
You Only Get One Warning

Succasunna, NJ

#12 Apr 19, 2011
I know Asians do very well. It is nice to hear that Africans do very well here also.
If we would just shut up we could learn a lot from them.

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#13 Apr 19, 2011
Out of Africa wrote:
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Well.....suppose you tell us how many of these Africans show up every year.
If they're so smart..........why do the countries of west Africa look and smell like over ripe garbage and cess pool contents?
Why don't you first explain to me how your question is in any way relevant to the topic at hand or any of the aforementioned questions above for instance, thoughts about authoritarian parenting styles? or why don't you tell about the last time you've ever been to a West African country to know what they smell like..?? For your information many of these African students come here from their countries to study and then return to their countries and use their education to improve their countries. Why don't you first develop a brain, travel, educate yourself instead of going off on information you retrieved from imbeciles like yourself and then come talk to me.

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#14 Apr 19, 2011
Out of Africa wrote:
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Well.....suppose you tell us how many of these Africans show up every year.
If they're so smart..........why do the countries of west Africa look and smell like over ripe garbage and cess pool contents?
Again.Why don't you take advantage of the link I posted.. it's listed under references. take time to read for once, it'll increase your intellectual caliber.

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#15 Apr 20, 2011
bigtool wrote:
<quoted text>these west african countries smell like many long island black communities especially hempstead
so you're saying they smell like automobile exhaust, and Carribean food. Hmmm so does New York city..what's your point?
Vlad

Buffalo, NY

#16 Apr 20, 2011
lol ohamina your punchlines are hilarious! But I agree with you, I just recently graduated from NYU, and and it was actually one of the first things I noticed about the black students who attended. They were usually African, I had a few African TA's as well, one in particular because she was very sweet and helpful,even more so then my professor I struggled throughout the class and because of her I was able to get through the class. She was very tall and gorgeous as well, so I looked forward to the office hours despite the horrible course (biochemistry), and she had a cool subtle accent, She was also Nigerian!! which is what drew to me comment. The African immigrants behave completely different then African americans I also noticed. I was guilty of prejudism towards blacks until I went to collage and became exposed to other cultures. They do hold a lot of value to their education, and I wouldn't be surprised if autoritarian parenting styles played a major role. I think it's just a foreign thing in general. My parents are Russian immigrants and they raised me the same way. My father was very hard on me which was tough growing up but I now understand why. I can't believe this information is so hidden in the dark though, the only thing they like to expose about blacks are the negatives like HIV rates etc, it just shows a great sense of jealousy,intimidation, and insecurity on the behalf of white americans.

“Watch out for that tree”

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#17 Apr 20, 2011
ohamina wrote:
Yet their talents, and achievements, consistently go unnoticed and kept hidden in the confines of racial stigmas.
I've seen plenty of African born scholars & professionals here. The problem [I think] you're having is getting lumped in w/what's called "African-Americans" who were born here. some of them have their own culture & are un-American. Maybe you can teach them to be Americans & lose the hyphen.

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#18 Apr 20, 2011
Peter Pine wrote:
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I've seen plenty of African born scholars & professionals here. The problem [I think] you're having is getting lumped in w/what's called "African-Americans" who were born here. some of them have their own culture & are un-American. Maybe you can teach them to be Americans & lose the hyphen.
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What is the issue that whites have with the hyphen? I've noticed that whites complain about that often, and have always been curious as to why. Maybe while you answer that question you too can try to focus on the topic at hand.
MAUDE

Highland, NY

#19 Apr 20, 2011
Kenya dig it wrote:
1. The numbers cited above include mostly Indo-Pak "Africans" living in various countries, plus some Jews from South Africa who now think that apartheid wasn't so bad after all.
2. Of course, one African-born immigrant did quite well. A lot of people think he's "da prez"!
You know they say people from African have thick skulls,Jessie Jackson came from one of the most corrupt states as did the Chimp. His whole back ground has been locked away in secrecy ,what does that tell you.No one knows him from school,is'nt that strange.The corrupt politicians of Chicago put him in office.OneBigAssMistakeAmerica
bigtool

East Quogue, NY

#20 Apr 20, 2011
MAUDE wrote:
<quoted text>You know they say people from African have thick skulls,Jessie Jackson came from one of the most corrupt states as did the Chimp. His whole back ground has been locked away in secrecy ,what does that tell you.No one knows him from school,is'nt that strange.The corrupt politicians of Chicago put him in office.OneBigAssMistakeAmerica
jesse has the skull of africa on his head.which means in chicago pay me now or i will boycott your business and call you a racist.

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#21 Apr 20, 2011
MAUDE wrote:
<quoted text>You know they say people from African have thick skulls,Jessie Jackson came from one of the most corrupt states as did the Chimp. His whole back ground has been locked away in secrecy ,what does that tell you.No one knows him from school,is'nt that strange.The corrupt politicians of Chicago put him in office.OneBigAssMistakeAmerica
lol...Are you an idiot?? listen to what you just said.."people from from African..." lmao. It's also interesting that you point out that Jesse jackson is from one of the most corrupt states, which is If I'm not mistaken apart of the United states. Which was also throughout U.S history and even to this day run by what group of people?? While trying to insult one group you just blasted your own race in the process....Good job.

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#22 Apr 20, 2011
bigtool wrote:
<quoted text>jesse has the skull of africa on his head.which means in chicago pay me now or i will boycott your business and call you a racist.
Since when did a continent become a structure of the human anatomy??? Your mother must be so proud.

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