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Contributors To The American Sociological Review, 2010, Amadu Jacky Kaba Jan 2015

Contributors To The American Sociological Review, 2010, Amadu Jacky Kaba

Amadu Jacky Kaba

This study examines the profile of the contributors of full-length articles to the American Sociolog- ical Review (ASR) in 2010. Examining over a dozen variables, the study compared the findings with both the 2010 regular issues of the American Economic Review (AER) and the American Political Science Review (APSR). Although substantial gender and racial inequalities are observed in all three journals and the disciplines that own those journals, the ASR tends to have more gender and racial representations. Some explanations are provided for this finding. For example, in 2010 women accounted for 29 (36.3%) of the 80 contributors of ...


Explaining The Rapid Increase In Nigeria’S Sex Ratio At Birth: Factors And Implications, Amadu Jacky Kaba Jan 2015

Explaining The Rapid Increase In Nigeria’S Sex Ratio At Birth: Factors And Implications, Amadu Jacky Kaba

Amadu Jacky Kaba

This paper examines the rapid increase in Nigeria’s sex ratio at birth from 1.03 boys born for every 1 girl born in each year from 1996-2008 to 1.06 in each year from 2009-2014, second only to Tunisia in Africa at 1.07. The average sex ratio at birth in the world in 2014 was 1.07. In most Black African nations or Black majority nations, it is 1.03 or less. Among the factors presented for this development are: historical fluctuations of sex ratio at birth; geography and ethnicity; male preference/chasing a son; Age of parents ...


Profile Of Contributors To The American Economic Review, 2010: Human Capital Theory, Gender And Race, Amadu Jacky Kaba Aug 2013

Profile Of Contributors To The American Economic Review, 2010: Human Capital Theory, Gender And Race, Amadu Jacky Kaba

Amadu Jacky Kaba

This study begins by presenting an explanation of the Human Capital Theory and its relation to gender and race. Next, the methodology, data availability and limitations section of the study is presented. Next, the study presents the statistical findings and analysis of the compiled and computed data. Finally, the study presents a discussion section, focusing more attention on the various factors responsible for the wide gender and racial gaps in the statistics presented.


Black Americans, Gains In Science And Engineering Degrees, And Gender, Amadu Jacky Kaba Jan 2013

Black Americans, Gains In Science And Engineering Degrees, And Gender, Amadu Jacky Kaba

Amadu Jacky Kaba

This article is divided into three parts. First, it presents the most recent data on Black Americans’ higher education enrollment and degree attainment rates, and overall numbers of earned college degrees at all levels. Second, the article presents data on the most recent enrollment rates and total numbers of science and engineering degrees earned by Black Americans. Finally, the article presents a number of factors that have contributed to the gains in earned science and engineering degrees by Black Americans, and also factors that have contributed to their slow rate of progress in these academic fields.


Profile Of Contributors To The American Political Science Review, 2010, Amadu Jacky Kaba Jan 2013

Profile Of Contributors To The American Political Science Review, 2010, Amadu Jacky Kaba

Amadu Jacky Kaba

This study examines the profile of contributors of full-length articles to the American Political Science Review (APSR) in 2010. Of the 79 different contributors, almost 9 (86.1%) out of every 10 are men. Whites accounted for over 9 (93.7%) out of every 10 contributors. Full professors accounted for 35%, the highest rate, with assistant professors accounting for 31 percent. Yale University, Harvard University, University of Illinois-[Urbana] Champaign, Florida State University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, University of California-San Diego, and the University of Chicago, all employ 3 or more of these contributors. Almost 94% of the contributors have ...


America’S Greatness Through President Barack Obama And First Lady Michelle Obama’S Positive Bond With Young Americans: The Emancipation Of The Children Of Undocumented People In The United States By President Barack Obama, Amadu Jacky Kaba Aug 2012

America’S Greatness Through President Barack Obama And First Lady Michelle Obama’S Positive Bond With Young Americans: The Emancipation Of The Children Of Undocumented People In The United States By President Barack Obama, Amadu Jacky Kaba

Amadu Jacky Kaba

No abstract provided.


Talented Tenth: An Analysis Of The 2011 Root Magazine’S 100 Most Influential Young Black Americans, Amadu Jacky Kaba Jan 2012

Talented Tenth: An Analysis Of The 2011 Root Magazine’S 100 Most Influential Young Black Americans, Amadu Jacky Kaba

Amadu Jacky Kaba

This study presents an in-depth social science examination of the 2011 Root Magazine’s rankings of the 100 most influential young Black Americans aged 25 to 45. Among the variables examined in this study are: place of birth, average age, gender/sex, skin tone, institutions where college or university degrees were earned, states and countries where those colleges or universities are located, and professions/job types.


African Americans In The U.S. Women’S National Basketball Association, 2006: From The Ncaa To The Wnba, Amadu Jacky Kaba Jan 2012

African Americans In The U.S. Women’S National Basketball Association, 2006: From The Ncaa To The Wnba, Amadu Jacky Kaba

Amadu Jacky Kaba

This research study presents a social science examination of the US Women’s National Basketball As- sociation (WNBA) players for the 2006 season. This study does not examine on-court performance data. Instead, it focuses on the profile of the players as human beings, by looking at their race, average age, height and weight, colleges or universities attended in the United States and which regions these institu- tions are located in, demographics of international players, graduation rates, etcetera. The paper also ex- amines the issue of gender bias when it comes to salaries and advertisement or endorsement opportunities.


Black Americans And Interracial Marriage: A Focus On Black Women, Amadu Jacky Kaba Jan 2012

Black Americans And Interracial Marriage: A Focus On Black Women, Amadu Jacky Kaba

Amadu Jacky Kaba

This paper claims that although there has been a significant increase in the number of scholarly publica-tions on interracial marriages in the United States in recent decades, most of these publications tend to focus on the small but visible increase in marriages, co-habitations and dating; how Whites or European Gentile Americans are gradually becoming accepting of these relationships; the factors that are causing non-Blacks to “reject” Blacks; and specifically factors that are causing White men and other non-Black men to “reject” Black women. As a result, the paper attempts to contribute to this topic by focusing on an important phenomenon ...


The Exclusion Of Black Women From National Leadership Positions In The United States: Taxation With Limited Representation, Amadu Jacky Kaba Jan 2012

The Exclusion Of Black Women From National Leadership Positions In The United States: Taxation With Limited Representation, Amadu Jacky Kaba

Amadu Jacky Kaba

This article claims that the United States is progressing well when examined through the racial and cultural diversity of its young people aged 29 and younger with earned doctorates. The data show that females in general and Asian and Black females in particular are earning very high proportions of doctorate degrees among individuals aged 29 and younger in 2009 and 2008. For example, of the 117,000 doctorate degrees (Ph.D., Ed.D., etc.) held by individuals in the US aged 25 - 29 in 2009, females accounted for 65,000 (55.6%), with Black females and Asian females accounting for ...


Demographics And Publication Productivity Of Ivy League Political Science Professors: Harvard, Princeton, University Of Pennsylvania And Yale, Amadu Jacky Kaba Jun 2011

Demographics And Publication Productivity Of Ivy League Political Science Professors: Harvard, Princeton, University Of Pennsylvania And Yale, Amadu Jacky Kaba

Amadu Jacky Kaba

No abstract provided.


Characteristics Of Players In The 2005-2006 U.S. National Basketball Association (Nba), Amadu Jacky Kaba Jun 2011

Characteristics Of Players In The 2005-2006 U.S. National Basketball Association (Nba), Amadu Jacky Kaba

Amadu Jacky Kaba

No abstract provided.


The Family And Political Unity Between Blacks And Jews In The United States, Amadu Jacky Kaba Jan 2011

The Family And Political Unity Between Blacks And Jews In The United States, Amadu Jacky Kaba

Amadu Jacky Kaba

This article claims that there is a positive relationship or bond between Blacks and Jews in the United States. The article is divided into three parts: (1) that Black and Jewish Americans are united through family; (2) that Black and Jewish Americans are united through political ideology/party, especially the Democratic Party; and (3) the article goes on to present some factors responsible for these two important phenomena.


Explaining The Causes Of The Black-White Wealth Gap In The United States, Amadu Jacky Kaba Jan 2011

Explaining The Causes Of The Black-White Wealth Gap In The United States, Amadu Jacky Kaba

Amadu Jacky Kaba

This paper examines the issue of the Black-White wealth gap in the United States. The paper presents pertinent data illustrating that a large gap exists in wealth accumulation between Black and Whites in the United States. The paper presents a number of implications for the Black American population as a result of this large wealth gap. Finally, the paper presents the factors or causes of the large Black-White wealth gap in the United States.


Race, Conquest And Revenge: Why Do Black People Resist Racial Revenge?, Amadu Jacky Kaba Jan 2011

Race, Conquest And Revenge: Why Do Black People Resist Racial Revenge?, Amadu Jacky Kaba

Amadu Jacky Kaba

This paper claims that people of Black African descent resist racial revenge, including against people of European descent. The paper began by presenting data illustrating that millions of Black Africans were captured and transported to be enslaved through the Indian Ocean, Trans-Atlantic, Trans-Saharan, and Red Sea Slave Trades from the 1400s to the 1900s. Angola, Nigeria, Ghana, and Ethiopia are among the nations that lost at least one million of their members during this period. The paper presents several examples to substantiate this claim that people of Black African descent resist racial revenge. The paper goes on to present examples ...


Inter-Ethnic/Interracial Romantic Relationships In The United States: Factors Responsible For The Low Rates Of Marriages Between Blacks And Whites, Amadu Jacky Kaba Jan 2011

Inter-Ethnic/Interracial Romantic Relationships In The United States: Factors Responsible For The Low Rates Of Marriages Between Blacks And Whites, Amadu Jacky Kaba

Amadu Jacky Kaba

This paper examines the status of interracial romantic relationships among non-Black groups and those between Blacks and non-Blacks in the United States. The research shows that, apart from Blacks, inter-ethnic/interracial marriages and other forms of romantic unions have increased substantially by the 21st Century. For Black Americans, however, the data show that just a very tiny fraction of them are involved in interracial romantic re-lations, including marriages with Whites and other non-White groups. The paper then goes on to present the factors responsible for this phenomenon.


Educational Attainment, Population Increase And The Progress Of African Americans, Amadu Jacky Kaba Jan 2010

Educational Attainment, Population Increase And The Progress Of African Americans, Amadu Jacky Kaba

Amadu Jacky Kaba

This paper claims that African Americans are making consistent progress in college or university enrollment and degree attainment. These gains in educational attainment have led to a substantial proportion of African Americans to rise in many important sectors of society, such as business, the military and politics. However, there is a concern that unlike the Asian and Hispanic populations in the United States, proportionally, the African American population is not increasing as rapidly. This slow annual growth of the African American population may have both economic and political implications in the years and decades to come.


Michelle Obama And The Black Female Diaspora: The Most Influential Black Woman In History?, Amadu Jacky Kaba Jan 2010

Michelle Obama And The Black Female Diaspora: The Most Influential Black Woman In History?, Amadu Jacky Kaba

Amadu Jacky Kaba

This paper claims that just as President Barack Obama is the most known male member of the Black World in the 21st century, so also his wife First Lady Michelle Obama is the most known female member of this racial group. Also, just as President Obama is the most powerful Black leader in history, so also First Lady Obama is the most influential Black female in history. The paper argues that Both President Obama and First Lady Obama are keeping their 2008 campaign promises to the youth who gave them a very high share of their votes both in the ...


“Gender And Economic Progress: The Contributions Of Female Geniuses In The United States”, Amadu Jacky Kaba Jan 2009

“Gender And Economic Progress: The Contributions Of Female Geniuses In The United States”, Amadu Jacky Kaba

Amadu Jacky Kaba

No abstract provided.


."Population Increase, Environment, Food Access And Development In Africa: The Role Of The African Union,", Amadu Jacky Kaba Jan 2009

."Population Increase, Environment, Food Access And Development In Africa: The Role Of The African Union,", Amadu Jacky Kaba

Amadu Jacky Kaba

This paper examines the impact of the massive population increase in Africa in the post World War II era and the environmental challenges the continent confronts in trying to feed such a high number of people. The paper is divided into three sections. The first section examines the demographics of Africa, which show that the continent has increased its total population by 750 million people from 1950 to 2008. The second section of this paper then presents arguments by scholars pertaining to the environmental challenges, especially for agriculture, facing Africa as it finds ways to feed this massive number of ...


"Demographics And Profile: The Most Cited Black Scholars In The Social Sciences, Arts And Humanities,", Amadu Jacky Kaba Jan 2009

"Demographics And Profile: The Most Cited Black Scholars In The Social Sciences, Arts And Humanities,", Amadu Jacky Kaba

Amadu Jacky Kaba

This study presents a quantitative examination of the demographics and profile of the 2009 Journal of Blacks in Higher Education annual study of the most cited Black scholars in the Social Sciences and Arts and Humanities in the United States. Among the variables examined in this study are institution of employment, academic department, institution of terminal or highest academic degree attainment and academic major, geographic region of employment and where terminal degrees were attained, types of degrees, and year of graduation with terminal or highest degree.


."Explaining President Barack Obama’S First Visit To Africa (Egypt): Three Phenomena Of Africa And Africans As The Core Of U.S.-Arab/Muslim Relations,", Amadu Jacky Kaba Jan 2009

."Explaining President Barack Obama’S First Visit To Africa (Egypt): Three Phenomena Of Africa And Africans As The Core Of U.S.-Arab/Muslim Relations,", Amadu Jacky Kaba

Amadu Jacky Kaba

On June 4, 2009 U.S. President Barack Obama delivered a highly anticipated speech on U.S.-Arab / Muslim relations in Egypt, Africa. The selection of Egypt as the venue for a speech that was planned for many months, was a strategic one. Why Africa? Why Egypt? To answer those questions, I have come up with three phenomena that I think are crucial to that decision. The first phenomenon is that geographically, Africa has been the land where the vast majority of all Arabs in the world reside. The second phenomenon is that in 2001 and in 2009, Africa is ...


."Africa’S Development In The Era Of Barack Obama: The Role Of The African Union,", Amadu Jacky Kaba Jan 2009

."Africa’S Development In The Era Of Barack Obama: The Role Of The African Union,", Amadu Jacky Kaba

Amadu Jacky Kaba

This paper examines Africa’s development in the President Barack Obama era. The paper makes an argument for a stronger federal African Union (AU). It argues that the sooner member states of the AU give to the organization a significant portion of their sovereignty the better equipped it will become in seeking a better life for the people of the continent and also compete in the international arena. The paper presents eight strategic goals that the AU could implement to improve the lives of Africans. Finally, the paper calls for President Barack Obama to continue where his two immediate predecessors ...


"Barack Obama’S Dual Triple Heritage,", Amadu Jacky Kaba Jan 2008

"Barack Obama’S Dual Triple Heritage,", Amadu Jacky Kaba

Amadu Jacky Kaba

Contributing to Ali A. Mazrui’s (1986) Africa’s triple heritage concept, this paper argues that United States Senator Barack Obama from Illinois has a dual triple heritage: (1) race or ethnicity (ethnic origin) and (2) religion. The paper argues that the new positive friendship or partnership between the people of Africa and the people of the United States in the first decade of the 21st century is a contributing factor to the Barack Obama phenomenon. Finally, the paper claims that Barack Obama has the potential to help in uniting: (1) the United States; (2) Africa and the United States ...


"Religion, Immigration And Assimilation: The Hispanic/Latino Population In The United States And The North African/Muslim Population In Europe,", Amadu Jacky Kaba Jan 2008

"Religion, Immigration And Assimilation: The Hispanic/Latino Population In The United States And The North African/Muslim Population In Europe,", Amadu Jacky Kaba

Amadu Jacky Kaba

This paper argues that there are geographic and human (racial makeup) similarities in the emigration of Hispanics/Latinos to the U.S. and that of North Africans/Muslims to Europe. The paper argues, however, that compared to their counterparts in Europe, the Hispanic/Latino population in the U.S. tends to be more assimilated, with shared religious history (Christianity) being a big part of the reason for such assimilation. To put differently, unlike North African/Muslim immigrants in Europe, Latin American immigrants are more integrated in the U.S. because most of them share with the majority of the population ...


"Culture, Economic Progress And Immigration: The Hispanic/Latino Population In The U.S. And The North African/Muslim Population In European Countries,", Amadu Jacky Kaba Jan 2008

"Culture, Economic Progress And Immigration: The Hispanic/Latino Population In The U.S. And The North African/Muslim Population In European Countries,", Amadu Jacky Kaba

Amadu Jacky Kaba

This paper explores the rising populations of Hispanics/Latinos in the United States and of North Africans/Muslims in European countries. It examines the “push” and “pull” factors contributing to the increase in emigration of Hispanics to the U.S. and North Africans/Muslims to Europe. Examining social and economic data for both immigrant groups, the paper argues that due largely to cultural similarities, the Hispanic population in the U.S. tends to be more easily integrated into the mainstream population than the North African/Muslim population in Europe.


"Sex Ratio At Birth And Racial Differences: Why Do Black Women Give Birth To More Females Than Non-Black Women?,", Amadu Jacky Kaba Jan 2008

"Sex Ratio At Birth And Racial Differences: Why Do Black Women Give Birth To More Females Than Non-Black Women?,", Amadu Jacky Kaba

Amadu Jacky Kaba

The two important questions that this paper will attempt to answer are: (1) why is it that regardless of race/ethnicity or geographic location, the sex ratio data at birth show more males than females?; and (2) Why is it that regardless of geographic location compared to other racial/ethnic groups, Black women or Women of sub-Saharan Black African descent tend to give birth to more females? Or to put this question the other way around, compared to Black women, why do non-Black women give birth to more males? (


"The Two West Africas: The Two Historical Phases Of The West African Brain Drain,", Amadu Jacky Kaba Jan 2007

"The Two West Africas: The Two Historical Phases Of The West African Brain Drain,", Amadu Jacky Kaba

Amadu Jacky Kaba

This paper argues that West Africa as a region is not only among the most underdeveloped or least developed in Africa, but also in the world. Part of the reason for the underdevelopment of West Africa is that it has experienced two historical phases of the brain drain (slavery and post World War II skilled exodus). As a result, the paper claims that among the most influential individuals in the world such as scientists of all kinds, professional entertainers, athletes, politicians, businessmen and women, etc. are people of West African descent who are not in West Africa.


"Kenya-U.S. Relations: The Urgent Need To Manage Kenya’S Migrant And Hiv-Aids Brain Drain,", Amadu Jacky Kaba Jan 2006

"Kenya-U.S. Relations: The Urgent Need To Manage Kenya’S Migrant And Hiv-Aids Brain Drain,", Amadu Jacky Kaba

Amadu Jacky Kaba

This paper is divided into three brief parts, the first examines Kenya’s special relationship with the U.S. and some reasons that have led to such a friendship; the second presents statistics showing migration and terminal brain drain and the various implications they are having on Kenya, and third, suggestions on how Kenya and its special friend, the United States could work together to manage the serious challenges confronting Kenya.


"Race, Geography And Territorial Inheritance: People Of Black African, European And Chinese Descent,", Amadu Jacky Kaba Jan 2006

"Race, Geography And Territorial Inheritance: People Of Black African, European And Chinese Descent,", Amadu Jacky Kaba

Amadu Jacky Kaba

No abstract provided.