On one hand, it is clear that black *descendants* are trending to be America's "bottom". No, we're not there quite yet because Latinx are slightly behind, but catching fast
Being a black *descendant* will be associated with being the "bottom", financially, educational attainment, dual income households for upper middle class #UPRMC presence.
Whites prefer immigrant blacks over descendants because they don't have the history of enslavement over them.
To them, African immigrant equals = we don't have that dynamic or history, Europe colonized you.
Due to #Colorism and opportunities extended to lighter and biracials since before and immediately after the Civil War, skin color is stubbornly tied to wealth and poverty.
Well-educated, high-achieving African immigrants, often, but not always darker-skinned-- break that link.
I don't think the link between *skin color and wealth* in America will happen as quickly (or ever) without them.
So I simultaneously cheer them on.
I want the link between darker skin and poverty to be broken by any means necessary.
Even if it means they aren't *descendants*.
I would prefer that, but I don't see it happening. :-(
This is where I am right now.
As much as I love being an African-American/ black American, I am under no illusions that we "win".
This moment is a SNAPSHOT in thousands of years of recorded human history of people being fully conquered. :-/
I respect her for her honesty.
Her mom is white and her dad is biracial. She estimates that she's 25% African.
When she applied to Harvard, she checked "black". Her photo was attached.
No. Not uncommon at all.