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    Quote Originally Posted by proteanmix View Post
    When I first went to college, adjusting from a predominantly black environment to one where I was one of less than 100 black students and a 2000+ person college was like culture shock to me.
    Hahaha! I can totally relate. The first thing that I thought of when I came onto campus was, "Damn! There are so. many. white people." And here's the kicker: I'm white.
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    Did this study look at the differences between the descendants of slaves and more recent black immigrants? I know this is purely anecdotal, but in my experience I've seen black immigrants fare much better than blacks that are the descendants of slaves.
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    I've also noticed the same. I'm first generation American and can hardly relate with those whose roots are deep in this country.

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    Skimming the article I couldn't find a formal definition of neighborhood poverty nor could I find a description of how it is calculated. (I think I'd have to look through the source materials to find this kind of thing. *sigh*)

    Quote Originally Posted by Lateralus
    Did this study look at the differences between the descendants of slaves and more recent black immigrants? I know this is purely anecdotal, but in my experience I've seen black immigrants fare much better than blacks that are the descendants of slaves.
    I doubt immigrants are a factor in this study since it looks at upward/downward mobility based on what kind of neighborhood a person is raised in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Liquid_Laser View Post
    I doubt immigrants are a factor in this study since it looks at upward/downward mobility based on what kind of neighborhood a person is raised in.
    I see so many immigrants move here and live in poor areas but their children don't stay in those communities once they get older. I think there's more of a sense of urgency to have a "better life" when you flee your home country, and that sense is instilled in their children.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jenocyde View Post
    I see so many immigrants move here and live in poor areas but their children don't stay in those communities once they get older. I think there's more of a sense of urgency to have a "better life" when you flee your home country, and that sense is instilled in their children.
    Hmm interesting, I didn't realize. Most of my experience with immigrants is that they either move to a middle class neighborhood, or they come to college in the US and then try to move here permanently.
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