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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 … Continue reading

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Yes, Judge What Happened In Charlottesville — And Then What?

[Also published at Huffington Post.] We have to call out horrors like what happened yesterday, and there’s value in doing it: to make it clear what America is and what it cannot be. At the same time, I think there’s also … Continue reading

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I get that bigots aren’t ashamed of being bigots — but why aren’t they ashamed of being cowards?

Donald Trump believes we should have a “total and complete* shutdown” of all U.S. immigration by Muslims. And the idea got him a standing ovation at a rally today. OK, I get that bigots feel no shame over being bigots. But … Continue reading

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