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.
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.