MURDOCK: Coming to America: Africans, Caribbeans Flock to ‘Systemically Racist’ USA

Immigrant takes the Oath of Citizenship at a naturalization ceremony in Utah /Photo via Utah Reps

NEW YORKIf 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?

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 Fact Book.

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

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

Each of these African nations yielded more permanent residents to America in 2020 than did the 944 from Sweden. Largely blond, blue-eyed Sweden is 82.3 percent white. Swedes, at least ethnically, are precisely the type whom a “systemically racist,” white-supremacist nation would greet with pom-poms aflutter. And yet Swedish green-card recipients totaled fewer than half of those from Sudan.

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:

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

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

Each of these Caribbean islands generated more new green-card bearers than the 410 who hailed from Denmark, a Scandinavian nation whose 86.3 percent white population is just what U.S. “systemic racism” would demand. But more St. Lucians than Danes decided to call America home.

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?

It should be incredibly easy for “systemic racism” to deny these people visas, long before green cards entered the picture. Every application from a Kenyan or Haitian who wanted in could be nixed by a systemically racist consular officer at the corresponding U.S. Embassy. Surely, the State Department is “systemically racist.” And yet, these visas for black foreigners keep getting approved. 

Is “systemic racism” on the fritz?

Beyond legal immigration, which “systemic racism” could control, African and Caribbean illegal aliens keep running across America’s borders and breaking into this country without permission. Between 2015 and 2019, DHS apprehended 16,210 African illegal aliens including 9,003 from the 10 nations analyzed above. During those years, 14,534 illegal aliens came from the five aforementioned Caribbean states.

It’s much harder for “systemic racism” to control this illegal black influx. But beyond that, one wonders why these Africans and Caribbeans leave their majority-black nations to penetrate Earth’s supposed headquarters of anti-black bigotry. Moreover, they do so while risking drowning in the Rio Grande, rattlesnake attacks, Gila monster bites, fatal dehydration amid cacti, and robbery and rape by human traffickers. Why would blacks overseas confront these dangers, merely to be crushed beneath the cold, hard heel of America’s racist boot?

This grim picture surely puzzles such successful African immigrants as Somali-born human-rights activist Ayaan Hirsi Ali and Nigerian-born neuropathologist Bennet Omalu (portrayed by Will Smith in the motion picture Concussion). Such influential Caribbeans as Jamaican-born basketball legend Patrick Ewing and Trinidad-born Howard University president Wayne A.I. Frederick must be equally baffled. 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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Deroy Murdock is a Manhattan-based Fox News Contributor, a contributing editor with National Review Online, and a senior fellow with the London Center for Policy Research.

Deroy Murdock is a Manhattan-based Fox News Contributor, a contributing editor with National Review Online, and a senior fellow with the London Center for Policy Research.

  1. And you are just NOW finding that out??? We tried to TELL YOU, all of the MEDIA, what obama was doing, and NOBODY would LISTEN!!!

  2. Most of these nations have scammers and other lowlifes . Go figure?? No need ,cause We The People understand more than politicians do and getting very tired of media trying to ruin America .

    1. I understand people coming to America to have a better life that is easy to understand, the problem is after they are here for a while they want America to change to be the same shithole they escaped from!

  3. Many don’t understand the Constitution or even what free enterprise does for them. While they learn, many vote for the likes of our imbecile in chief, the U.S. House speaker, the Senate boss, Minnesota’s Omar & Ellison, Chicago’s Lightfoot, New York’s Cortez & Cuomo, California’s Newsom, Washington’s Inslee and on and on.

    It’s an American duty to show them the results of voting for leftists and voting for conservatives. Ranked, consider the most dangerous 10 cities of Detroit, Memphis Birmingham, Baltimore, St. Louis, Kansas City, Cleveland, Little Rock, Milwaukee and Stockton — all democrat. Also search the political persuasions of more famous cities including Portland, Seattle, Minneapolis, Kenosha, Chicago, Atlanta, New Orleans and Nashville. Did you also know Hartford is the 22nd most dangerous city in the U.S.?

    Most of these immigrants have never heard of these places. But yet they come for the freedoms offered by our nation. We need to make them understand that it was the democrats who owned the slaves. Many of our own citizens also don’t understand. But it’s these democrat cities that strip rights away from their citizens. Voter education is more than just citing the citizenship material.

  4. If America is so racist let’s start a go fund me and ship all these disgruntled people back to their shht hole countries. I’ll gladly contribute.
    For starters, let’s send back the woman who said, “some people did something” grrrrrrr

    1. I’ll donate! Maybe we could all throw in our free airline miles, too. I would so love to see them all deported, all citizenship or other “permission” documents invalidated so they can never return!!! And yes — Alexandria, the bartender, with an elementary school knowledge level (if that!), would be a great one to head up the line.

  5. Yes, that certainly BLOWS UP the dem narrative about racism. If America was so bad, why would all those Blacks from numerous Black run countries try to enter our borders illegally — which the deluded democrats keep trying to push on Americans that we are racist? That makes what the democrats say A HUGE LIE! But the dems have ALWAYS used Blacks as tools to further their own twisted agendas. Why would they stop now?

    NOW I KNOW FOR SURE THAT THE “IGNORANT” DEMOCRAT PARTY IS THE ONE THAT IS “RACIST” BY THEIR VERY OWN ACTIONS. Those dems must be dumber than dirt to think Americans do not see what they are trying to do. Dems are nothing but a desperate ignorant group that has listened to the “wrong” people and now Americans see clearly who they really are: scumsuckers of the nastiest kind.

    No more bending to the democrat’s evil ways nor listening to their evil shrieking. It’s time the Good People of America push back and knock those irritating weasels into the river. Hopefully, none of them can swim!


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