White racisim and all, the US obviously presents a better opporotunity than "other African countries". Getting out of your own hellhole to a slightly less hellish hole makes sense, but I bet cost is a huge factor in the decision to get to America, moreso than the way white people will treat you once you get here.
"in a normal world" lol. Actually, the current world is "normal" due to the Humans. The utopia you imagine would not be normal at all.
The incidents began during the latter part of the Eisenhower administration and continued throughout the early to mid 1960s. Remember the nations' capital was segregated and African diplomats who attended UN meetings also had to drive through segregated Maryland and Delaware to get to New York City. The gains of the Civil Rights period were viewed with caution, as educated Africans were aware that the US had enacted similar laws during Reconstruction only to roll them back later. When Africans did begin to migrate to the US in the latter half of the 1980s, they tended to congregate in areas where there were already large AA populations such as Washington, D.C., New York, Chicago, etc. Significant African migration to southern states, North Carolina and Texas being prime examples, didn't really pick up until the 1990s.
As for cost, African travel to the US is not tremendously expensive compared to say, travel to Europe or China. [The ease with which China has attracted where large numbers of Africans despite its economic, political and social pitfalls is pretty amazing when you think about it.]
Last edited by kandace; 12-06-2012 at 05:14 AM.
My ancestors left Sub Saharan Africa a long time ago.
Some of them settled in northern Europe.
Which is why I'm lily white, not black.
But nowadays, everyone of every race runs as fast as they can from the bitter cold.
Unless they happen to have been born there.
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