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Old 12-05-2010, 07:51 PM
 
Location: Virginia Highland, GA
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isnt minneapolis just a place for somolians rather then all types of Africans?

Yes, and they are moving away in droves, way too cold and harsh...I know a Somali that use to live there and now lives in Atlanta, and he even said it is too cold here...lol
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Old 12-05-2010, 08:51 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn, NY $$$
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Yes, and they are moving away in droves, way too cold and harsh...I know a Somali that use to live there and now lives in Atlanta, and he even said it is too cold here...lol
well their diaspora seems settled in the city.
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Old 12-06-2010, 09:21 AM
 
Location: Macao
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I love the African immigration boom as well.

Quickly read the thread..Ethopians are GORGEOUS! We certainly need them in the American genepool!! They are also friendly.

Actually most everyone from Africa is quite friendly...enthusiastic and just real nice people to be around. All positive.
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Old 12-06-2010, 02:19 PM
 
Location: Tower of Heaven
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Apparently African Americans don't like the african immigrants
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In 1989, Zedueh Doerue, a proud and traditional-minded father of eight, smuggled his family out of civil-war ravaged Liberia into Guinea, a more stable West African nation to the south.

Before long, Guinea, a former French colony, began to slide into political unrest as well, and Mr. Doerue was jailed and harassed as an insurgent because he spoke English.

Four years ago, a Catholic refugee resettlement program brought him to Pittsburgh, where two of his children were born. Now, working as a nursing assistant and living in a two-story Knoxville home, Mr. Doerue and his family would seem to have left danger and chaos behind.

But Mr. Doerue, 44, said that for the last year he's been continually harassed, his children have been bullied by neighborhood thugs, his car damaged and the windows on his home have been repeatedly broken.

Mr. Doerue has called police because he feels "hunted" by the perpetrators, who he claims are mostly black youths.

Police are unclear on the motives for the attacks, and Mr. Doerue said, "I don't understand it."

He's not alone. Many sociologists and researchers are trying to understand the relationships between black Americans and a recent boom of immigrants who have come to America from Africa and the Caribbean.

It is not always an easy transition and black Americans and the immigrants find they are being forced to confront complex issues of identity, ethnicity and community.

"As a general trend, the two groups are having tensions," said Jacqueline Copeland-Carson, a scholar with the Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota and author of the book, "Creating Africa in America."
African immigrants face bias from blacks
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Old 12-06-2010, 09:36 PM
 
Location: Bayou City
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Apparently African Americans don't like the african immigrants


African immigrants face bias from blacks
AA's pick on other AA's as well. It's not just an anti-immigrant thing. And the 'bias' most certainly goes both ways. The Nigerians tend to be especially condescending toward even the most educated and genial of AA's. Having said that, though, some of the coolest African immigrants I've known were the ones who attended HBCU's or who actually socialized with similarly-educated AA's.
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Old 12-06-2010, 09:46 PM
 
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Most Africans have not been raised to hate whites, and many AA's see them as Uncle Toms.
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Old 12-06-2010, 09:50 PM
 
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We have some doctors from Africa yeah, but honestly most of the african immigrants in France have a low education, I can see that...They live mostly in Īle-de-France, in the Greater Paris, in ghettos.They're not really integrated.
Perhaps they are given little encouragement to intrgrate into French society?
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Old 12-06-2010, 10:58 PM
 
Location: Southern Minnesota
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Yes, and they are moving away in droves, way too cold and harsh...I know a Somali that use to live there and now lives in Atlanta, and he even said it is too cold here...lol
There are still plenty of Somalis in Minnesota. Not just Minneapolis -- there are sizable populations in St. Cloud and Mankato, too.
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Old 12-06-2010, 11:30 PM
 
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Although more spread out - there is a large population of Africans in California - and has been for decades
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Old 12-07-2010, 05:20 PM
 
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Columbus has somalians, Ethiopians, Ghanaians and evey other kind of African living all over the metro.
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