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Political Editors / May 18, 2021

In Brief: Africans, Caribbeans Flock to ‘Systemically Racist’ U.S.

If America is such a racist backwater, why does this keep happening?

We’ve all heard the incessant refrain from the Left that the U.S. is chock-full of racism against minorities. So, columnist Deroy Murdock, who happens to be black, has a question:

If AmeriKKKa is so bigoted, why do Africans and Caribbeans leave black-run, predominantly black nations and come to the United States of America, which the Democrat left condemns as Earth’s headwaters of “systemic racism” and white supremacy?

Murdock isn’t asking for no reason. The stats bear it out:

According to the most recent Department of Homeland Security data, 548,891 African immigrants became permanent U.S. residents between 2015 and 2019. In 2020, these were the top 10 African sources for such new green card holders — plus each nation’s black population percentage, courtesy of the CIA “World Factbook.”

Nigeria: 12,247 individuals from a 99% black country.
Democratic Republic of Congo: 11,752; 100%.
Ethiopia: 5,461; 87.4%.
Ghana: 4,532; 98.5%.
Kenya: 3,063; 91.8%.
Eritrea: 2,845; 95%.
Cameroon: 2,747; 95.5%.
Somalia: 2,636; 85%.
South Africa: 2,372; 79.2%.
Sudan: 2,017; 70%.

Total: 49,672 permanent residents from 10 nations that are 90.1% black, on average. America’s population is 13.4% black.

Murdock says it’s no different for the Caribbean.

Between 2015 and 2019, Caribbean green card awardees totaled 816,522. They, too, swapped black-ruled islands for this allegedly racist superpower. Here is 2020’s top five snapshot:

Jamaica: 12,719 individuals; 92.1% black.
Haiti: 9,285; 95.5%.
Trinidad & Tobago: 1,656; 34.2%.
Bahamas: 549; 90%.
St. Lucia: 449; 95%.

Total: 24,668 new permanent residents from five nations that are 81.4% black, on average.

This all brings him back to the simple question:

So, if America is so irretrievably racist, why does it keep giving green cards to these Africans and Caribbeans? Coping with native-born black Americans should keep “systemic racism” plenty busy. Why would it import even more blacks?

Of course, he says, the answer is that America is not systemically racist. Otherwise, these migrants wouldn’t be coming in huge numbers, and neither would Mexican and Central American migrants be braving the dangers of a long trek to cross our border illegally if the reward wasn’t worth it.

The truth, says Murdock, is simple: “Black immigrants like these treasure America’s abundant freedom and ample opportunity, never mind the ‘systemic racism’ big lie relentlessly chanted by the America-hating Democrat left.”

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