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African Immigrants In The United States: Implications For Affirmative Action, Abdi M. Kusow Jan 2014

African Immigrants In The United States: Implications For Affirmative Action, Abdi M. Kusow

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For more than half a century, an extensive literature has consistently reported that first-and second-generation black immigrants are more educated and economically successful than African Americans. This literature has also suggested that black immigrants are benefiting from affirmative action more so than African Americans without having been the direct objects of slavery and historical discrimination. An important shortcoming of this literature, however, is that it presumes an undifferentiated black immigrant success story and obscures important differences across black immigrants from different countries of origin. Using data from the three census years (1980, 1990, and 2000), I examine the extent to ...