When you hear folks like Senator Maria Chappelle-Nadal calling for reparations to the black race from the white race, it really makes you wonder why someone who wasn't oppressed feels entitled to demand reparations from people who never owned a slave. To make a bad idea worse, the New York Times said, "between 2000 and 2010, the number of black African immigrants in the United States about doubled, to around one million."
The article continues, "More black Africans arrived in this country on their own than were imported directly to North America during the more than three centuries of the slave trade." So, this just doesn't just make the idea of reparations untenable, it draws to mind greater concerns such as the Ebola epidemic which spreading among the western part of the continent. Another way to put that number in perspective is to look at New York which is "home to the largest portion" of African immigrants and "about a third of black New Yorkers were born abroad, mostly in the Caribbean."
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The Times notes that "Africans constitute about 4 percent of the city’s foreign-born population, but as much as 10 percent in the Bronx." The article goes on to add, "from 2000 to 2011 the African-born population increased 39 percent to 128,000." But "other estimates suggest that many more are living" in the country illegally.
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">The <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/migrant?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#migrant</a> crisis continues with boats full of young African men. No women or children are to be seen. <a href="https://t.co/WQdD19iQQP">pic.twitter.com/WQdD19iQQP</a></p>— Ashraf Sherjan (@ASJBaloch) <a href="https://twitter.com/ASJBaloch/status/1013576800025366529?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">July 2, 2018</a></blockquote>
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The executive director of the African Services Committee Kim Nichols told the Times that African immigrants have "been doubling every 10 years since 1980." Other states which higher numbers of African immigrants include "California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, Texas, and Virginia." A law professor named Kevin D Brown at Indiana University's Maurer School of Law adds, "many black immigrants do not identify with the historical experiences of discrimination encountered by blacks in the United States."
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