The descendants of slaves in the Americas are the richest group of Bantus extant.
OK, this isn’t quite right but it’s damn close. One reason it’s not right is that not all sub-Saharan Africans are Bantus, significant portions of West Africa are not. OK, meaning that the ancestry of significant numbers of African Americans is not Bantu. But, you know.
Per capita income of African Americans is around the $23,000 mark.
Per capita income and GDP per capita are not the same thing. But per capita income cannot be higher than GDP per capita (OK, GNI per capita but that doesn’t matter here). So, treat them as usefully equal for this point.
We need to use PPP incomes and GDP because we are trying to compare lifestyles. The US number for income is already at PPP of course.
Top African country is Equatorial Guinea at $24k and change. Anyone who thinks that flows through to the general population is an idiot. Next is Gabon, an oil rich enclave of 2 million people at $18,000 GDP per capita at PPP. Then Botswana at $17k is probably the first place we can say is actually earning it from actual economic development – however much diamonds have aided them in getting there.
South Africa at $13k, Tunisia at $12 k, that’s Arab, or Maghreb at least, not sub-Saharan or Bantu. And so on and most of sub-Saharan Africa is at the real shitty end of this list in the couple of $k levels.
Lots of the Caribbean, Bahamas, Kitts Nevis, Antigua, mid 20s to low 30s – arguably that top end is about the same as that Black American income number.
It is actually true. The descendants of those African slaves are the richest group of people of recent sub-Saharan African descent on the planet.
Remind me, we’re to pay reparations to this currently richest recent sub-Saharan descent group of folks for what?
We could skip that Bantu and Hausa and Igobo and all that descriptive difficulty and just use what US Census does – Blacks.
It is actually possible to say that current US Blacks are the richest group of Blacks either now on the planet or even ever.
Run that reparations argument by me again?