Look around you. Look closely, and you will see boxes crumbling. What, for example, is the black community in Minnesota, and who represents it? At the time of writing, there was an NPR story in which a community leader said blacks in New York don’t trust the census bureau because of how such data was used during segregation. True, but with 30% of blacks in New York being immigrant, many of them are probably more worried that the census officers have friends in the immigration agencies. Is a white Mozambican immigrant “African-American?” When President Obama visited the slave castles in Ghana, was he really retracing the steps of his ancestors?
There are many more such stories if you look closely. You’ll find them in your communities. You’ll find them in the local papers as well as national publications. Please share with us these news stories related to this phenomenon of black immigration and how it is transforming the “African-American” narrative.
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