Nice observation. It has nothing to do with Ethiopian identity. There is also no "genetic weakness" in that. But it has to do a lot with the environment, Europe and America.Also have you guys noticed how weak our genes are? By this I mean our phenotypes tend to not be expressed in a mixed kid (i.e. a half Ethiopian-half Black American looks Black and the half-Ethiopian-half-European looks white.
The whole idea of extinction is idiotic isolationism. We are not endangered species. We are black Africans.^^ I don't think the younger generation cares about ethnicity or cultural background, the common "America/Western" identity is just too strong.
Either way, who cares??? There are 100 million Ethiopians in this world, we aren't going instinct. The diaspora community is less than 2 million.
You already see it with the second generations, The first generation has some connections to Ethiopia through its parents, they grow up hearing their language spoken in the house, their parents take them for holidays to Ethiopia and so on, but the second generation will be totally Westernized, with no sentimental relations to Ethiopia except knowing that their ancestors came from Ethiopia, the second generation will start to identify itself as African American, rather than Ethiopian, like the first generation. Its just how all immigrant populations have become absorbed into the American system.Are we as Ethiopians becoming a dying breed in the West? There's an alarming rate of marriages between Ethiopians and non Ethiopians. The population of Ethiopians in the west will slowly but surely disappear in the decades to come. I believe that it is occurring because we have been instilled to believe in this made up notion of being "black", which in reality is just a way to rob us of our history and identity. Has anyone else come up with this conclusion as well?? hno:
I have seen similar study where immigrants from english speaking African countries doing well in states, compared to thous non Englishphonic. I think Ghanians were the most successful followed by Nigerians. but Ethiopians although not English speakers they are more likely to enter the middel class within fews years of their arrival. academically Nigerians were the most achievers Ethiopians ranked third. so I would dont down play us that easy.I think this does raise some uncomfortable truths, though. Ethiopian Americans (at least from the statistics I've seen) tend to be less accomplished than African immigrant groups such as Nigerians. Perhaps that is simply because Ethiopian immigration has been less selective, of asylum seekers vs skilled migrants for other groups, but they do seem to be more integrated into the African American community than other groups, which, unfortunately, tend to mean sub-optimal outcomes.
Agreed w bolded. I have experienced my fair share of the same strict fathersYes our genes are weak with mixing. My grandfather was half Italian and looked far from Ethiopian, my father too looks racially ambiguous he's passed for North African before. My friends girlfriend is half Ethiopian half Polish and looks Indian. Me personally to be honest this has put me off mixing because I want my children to resemble me and be Ethiopian. Take that how you like it, you could think it's narcissistic or whatever. I personally think it is natural to want your offspring to resemble you. However, If I can't find a habesha wife then I will mix because there is no way I'd sacrifice not having a family, over not wanting mixed kids. At the end of the day we can't control who we fall in love with. Couldn't care less about habeshas in the west preferences, we are in great numbers back home, that's all that matters to me. On the point of habeshas in the west avoiding eachother like plague, it Is more on the women's part, I don't know what got into them. My assumption is that strict father's have placed a negative connotation to habesha men in their minds.
Ghana and Nigeria are the current most successful nations in Western Africa. Nigeria is the largest economy and the most populated in Africa. Ghana enjoys a full ''Western-style'' democracy and strong development.I have seen similar study where immigrants from english speaking African countries doing well in states, compared to thous non Englishphonic. I think Ghanians were the most successful followed by Nigerians. but Ethiopians although not English speakers they are more likely to enter the middel class within fews years of their arrival. academically Nigerians were the most achievers Ethiopians ranked third. so I would dont down play us that easy.