Trump questioned why the U.S. would accept more immigrants from Haiti and “shithole countries” in Africa rather than places like Norway in rejecting a bipartisan immigration deal.
However, African nationals took to Twitter to show their disgust and displeasure using
#shithole showcasing the continents’ beauty and splendor.
Ebba Kalondo spokesperson of AU chairman says “We believe that a statement like this hurts our shared global values on diversity, human rights, and reciprocal understanding.” adding that it was “particularly surprising as the United States of America remains a global example of how migration gave birth to a nation built on strong values of diversity and opportunity.”
Botswana government seeks clarification from US government as to whether it regards it as a shithole government. Not sure if this is authentic but it makes sense. All African countries should ask that question pic.twitter.com/1duvDmHHcS
— Mohamed Wehliye (@WehliyeMohamed) January 12, 2018
— Bernard Lagat (@Lagat1500) January 12, 2018
Please don’t confuse the #shithole leaders we Africans elect with our beautiful continent. Our leaders are shit like dotard Trump. Our motherland is the most blessed continent that has been raped by imperialists in collaboration with our shitty misleaders for generations. pic.twitter.com/hJVYYo0VlC
— Boniface Mwangi (@bonifacemwangi) January 12, 2018
O Jesus. This #shithole business is annoying. I’m not denying Trump said it. And I condemn it. But it’s a doggy bone that the US media is throwing at us to chew while we ignore that the United States has treated Africa as a shit hole for centuries.
— Dr Wandia (@wmnjoya) January 12, 2018
— Schea Of Sheba (@scheafferoo) January 12, 2018
— Tim Cocks (@timcocks) January 12, 2018
— Riaan Weyers (@riaanweyers) January 12, 2018
Sub-Saharan African Immigrants in the United States
Contemporary migration from sub-Saharan Africa to the United States, which is a relatively recent phenomenon, has risen steadily over the past several decades.
The current flow of sub-Saharan Africans consists of skilled professionals, individuals seeking reunification with relatives, and refugees from war-torn countries.
In 2015, 39 percent of sub-Saharan Africans (ages 25 and over) had a bachelor’s degree or higher, compared to 29 percent of the total foreign-born population and 31 percent of the U.S.-born population.
Nigerians and South Africans were the most highly educated, with 57 percent holding at least a bachelor’s degree, followed by Kenyans (44 percent), Ghanaians (40 percent), Liberians (32 percent), and Ethiopians (29 percent). Meanwhile, Somalis had the lowest educational attainment of all sub-Saharan Africans, with 11 percent having graduated from a four-year college. Read: