Desert Fox wrote: CadburysForever wrote:
Any knowledge on official or unofficial justification for inclusion of recent African immigrants? I'm just curious about what's common speculation/commentary on this out there, if any. Not interested in debating.
Because black people are underrepresented. It's not about reparations.
Ok, are you just ignoring half of the content of my posts on purpose? Indigenous (for lack of a better term) African Americans are mad underrepresented, but African immigrants are mad overrepresented. You keep lumping the two groups together -- why? If Mexicans and Puerto Ricans can be distinguished from other Hispanics, why should there be one catch-all category called "Blacks"?
merichard87 wrote:Just because someone's parents or grandparents immigrated from Africa does not make them any less African-American or black American. Discrimination does not ask your nationality and that is, to my understanding, what URM is all about, combating the history of discrimination that has led certain minority groups to be less represented than others. Ya'll are splitting hairs.
As was made very clear to me, haha, earlier in this thread, URM is not about discrimination, it's about actual numbers.
Again, for reference: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/African_im ... Attainment