Team Comparison

Why Do Black Immigrants Do Better Than Native Blacks? – Ta-Nehisi Coates:

“This argument pops up from time to time, but it’s been coming up a lot lately. It always seemed to me that the question answers itself–an immigrant is someone who’s specifically come to this country to capitalize and exploit opportunity. Comparing any immigrant group to virtually any native-born group is like comparing the most ambitious members of one team with the entirety of another team. “

(Via Ta-Nehisi Coates.)

Great piece on this trope of an argument.

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