African Immigrants Are Better Educated Than Americans

[Also published at HuffPost.] African immigrants are better educated than native-born Americans. 42 percent of African immigrants have a bachelor’s degree or higher; 33 percent of Americans do. Immigrants from Nigeria? 61 percent.

Racism depends on ignorance. And at a time when knowledge is available instantly and for free, ignorance is increasingly a matter of choice.

No one is forced to watch Fox and Friends.

Educational Attainment of Foreign-Born Population from Africa by Selected Country of Birth: 2008-2012

Census data on African immigrants:

https://www.census.gov/content/dam/Census/library/publications/2014/acs/acsbr12-16.pdf

Census data on educational attainment of Americans:

https://www.census.gov/content/dam/Census/library/publications/2016/demo/p20-578.pdf

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