An interesting question I’ve never seen researched is whether elite African immigration to the U.S. rubs off culturally to uplift the behavior of African Americans, or do African-Americans drag down Africans.?
When an Igbo migrates to the US and, say, earns a Master’s in accounting and becomes a CPA, do his bourgeois values tend make native-born black Americans slightly more bourgeois? Or does African-American culture tend to drag down the culture of his kids?
I’ve never seen any large scale data on this question. I could imagine the answer going either way.