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The world is getting blacker and people won’t know how to cope. In a new study by the Pew Research Center, the number of African immigrants in the U.S. is steadily rising.

According to the center, in 2013, there were 1.8 million African immigrants living in the U.S. in 2013, up from 881,000 in 2000 and they accounted for 4.4% of the immigrant population in 2013, up from 0.8% in 1970.

In addition, in comparison to other groups arriving in the U.S., those from African countries have had the fastest growth rate from 2000 to 2013, increasing by 41% during that period.

When it comes to the countries that immigrants are arriving from, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Egypt, Ghana and Kenya comprises the most immigrants.

From Pew:

African immigrants are more likely to settle in the South (38%) or the Northeast (27%) than in the West (18%) or Midwest (17%), while the largest numbers of African immigrants are found in New York, California, Texas, Maryland and New Jersey. Each of these states is home to at least 100,000 foreign-born Africans.

In other states, Africans represent a higher percentage of the foreign-born population than the national average. Many African refugees from Sudan, Somalia and Ethiopia have settled in South Dakota (Ethiopians are the largest immigrant group overall there). Africans make up 28% of South Dakota’s foreign-born population. Fueled by Minnesota’s sizable Somali-born community, 21% of the foreign-born population in that state is African. Africans account for a sizable portion of the overall immigrant population in several other areas, including Washington, D.C., Maryland and Maine.

I’m sure this news isn’t sitting well with the racists of the world. But there’s a flight leaving to Iceland every day.


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  • Grew news.

  • GeekMommaRants

    Yay! Come one, come all, more Africans in america is great news!

  • Chazz A

    Yes, the browning of america, its a beautiful thing, no doubt!

  • lindy

    Bad news for Black Americans in different ways….but if you all expect them to be allies or have your backs…they arent and they wont…and i know Africans are here to better themselves not make friends..They should be classified along with the other socalled people of color and if youall think they are friends…well…MOST will use and benefit from Black American struggle and victories and then discard youall and move on….

    • ReallyReal

      Wow. Just wow. I’m gonna pray for you lindy.

    • lis

      Nah…pray for yourself.

    • Zorino

      Bad news for Black Americans? Really? Interesting!

    • lis

      Yup…I’m not saying to hate Africans or anything like that.. for example…Africans get slots at universities through affirm.action…slots that were meant for Black Americans…that they fought for… it’s well documented and widely written about…and I know this happens for different reasons but it happens a lot….and we are adults so we can be frank…but I have family in England and France and for whatever reason…native born Africans and Blacks from elsewhere do not get along for whatever reason….but I could be wrong….and I’m not putting it all on Africans either….and I personally do not hate Africans ….I even have African relatives..hehe.

  • lis

    Actually I’m not anti Black or African….lol….but I’m not naive…I don’t agree they will be allies at all…nor do I feel Latinos or Asians are allies…or friends.