Migration: African American and Article Twenty-first-century Trends Essay

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Migration

Joel Griffiths
Professor Cristina Notaro GEO-102-102-Culture and the Environment

African American life in the United States has been framed by migrations, forced and free. What is migration? Migration is movement. It is a process. It is an observable phenomenon for those willing to see it, and is almost always evocative when witnessed. Migration applies to animals as well as plants. It occurs worldwide to populations as well as to species within a microclimate. There are several that carried black people from the rural South to the urban North during the early 1960 and there is numerous reasons why African Americans are moving back to the south according to the article Twenty-First-Century Trends in Black Migration to the U.S. South. At the end of the twentieth century and the beginning of the twenty-first, African American life is again being transformed by another migration, this time a global one, as peoples of African descent from all parts of the world enter the United States. The percentage of the nation’s black population living in the South has hit its highest point in half a century, according to article Twenty-First-Century Trends in Black Migration to the U.S. South. As younger and more educated black residents move out of declining cities in the Northeast and Midwest in search of better opportunities. In the article the researchers did a survey on the main reason why Africans move to the south and their responses were four general categories: family, employment, housing, and "other" reasons. The research also proves that blacks moves more than white to south in the twenty first century. White when net migrating moves away from southern states than black according to the article Twenty-First-Century Trends in Black Migration to the U.S. South. The number one force for African American moving to the south is economic cost of living in the north, cost of living has increase each by 5 percent since the recession. Another factor for net migration is the job in north has become increasing difficult obtains and sustain for a period of time. Since the recession job owners and bosses are unable to give full time hours to the workers in the north especially uneducated blacks therefore causing stress and creating a pull force for African Americans to move to the south where the cost of living can…