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Old 03-20-2018, 10:04 AM
 
Location: Silicon Valley, CA
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It's even harder for poor Africans to go to the US (but it happens obviously, look at all the African cab drivers) and NYC has no tolerance for street merchants.
Some of those cab drivers (often Nigerian or Ghanian) may be studying for their masters' degrees while driving. At least that was the case in Washington, DC when I lived there many years ago.
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Old 03-20-2018, 05:58 PM
 
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Black Panther? Honestly though As a bi-racial American I have often thought about this. Also interesting how in South Africa I would be considered white.
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Old 03-20-2018, 09:16 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn the best borough in NYC!
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Some of those cab drivers (often Nigerian or Ghanian) may be studying for their masters' degrees while driving. At least that was the case in Washington, DC when I lived there many years ago.
Depending on the age group itís the same here. If they are older than they are probably taking care of a family!
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Old 03-24-2018, 12:23 AM
 
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Some of those cab drivers (often Nigerian or Ghanian) may be studying for their masters' degrees while driving. At least that was the case in Washington, DC when I lived there many years ago.
They'd be few and far between. The workload from any challenging masters program is such that working as a cab driver full time would screw up their studies, and in grad school you cannot get below a B.
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Old 03-24-2018, 12:25 AM
 
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Depending on the age group itís the same here. If they are older than they are probably taking care of a family!
Clearly it's they're few and far between. African grad students are mostly well off.

There's no way lots of poor person is working full time as a grad student and attending a reputable graduate program. The workload in grad school is tough, and you can't get below Bs..........
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Old 03-29-2018, 12:50 PM
 
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Do any of you live in places where the two meet? If so what have their interactions been like?
The African American women probably like the African men as many of the women usually marry Africans.
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Old 03-29-2018, 12:52 PM
 
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They'd be few and far between. The workload from any challenging masters program is such that working as a cab driver full time would screw up their studies, and in grad school you cannot get below a B.
Africans are used to that. Unless they are on a scholarship most Africans finance their own studies through work and still manage to take care of people back home. Some of these men are primary bread winners and will probably be taking care of the whole tribe.
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Old 03-30-2018, 03:34 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn the best borough in NYC!
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Clearly it's they're few and far between. African grad students are mostly well off.

There's no way lots of poor person is working full time as a grad student and attending a reputable graduate program. The workload in grad school is tough, and you can't get below Bs..........
I worked full time most of my grad school. Iím in my last semester now and this is the only semester that Iím not working. Funny because itís also my shortest semester!
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Old 03-31-2018, 08:10 AM
 
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Default Black Americans vs Africans

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Do any of you live in places where the two meet? If so what have their interactions been like?
Having lived in Uganda and Kenya I can tell you that many Africans in these two countries are basically friendly and hard working while most Black Americans are extremely angry and can not seem to move forward and they focus on "what all the white people have done to them". I found black American women full of hatred towards white women . Lack of understanding and not having the will to listen instead of talk is keeping them treading water. Its a very sad state.
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Old 04-01-2018, 04:23 AM
 
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I agree that both groups have little in common beyond us both having African roots. The cultures and experiances of both groups are different like was pointed out. It really comes down to both groups needing a way to get broader exposure to each other. We Black-Americans generally know very little about Africa. But I relate this to how we've been exposed to Africa. For most Black-Americans our main exposure to Africa have been Tarzan movies,news and events focusing on poverty and famine and shows dealing with Africa's wild life.

One thing that Africa could use more of is a bigger cinema and media presence. People can learn a lot about other people just by seeing their movies and TV shows. Most Black-Americans and Americans in general have never seen an African movie or TV show. Seeing more African movies and media can broaden Black-American's view of African people and the continent as a whole. This is why I like watching shows like 'Inside Africa','African Voices' and 'Market Place Africa' on the CNN International Channel. These shows give Americans more exposure to Africa beyond what we've gotten in the past.
Great post!
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