Jacky Kaba Keeps Writing Interesting Papers on Race
I blogged a few years ago about Amadu Jacky Kaba under the headline “A Scholar to Keep Your Eye On”:
Amadu Jacky Kaba is a Liberian-born striver who first came to Seton Hall University as a basketball player and, several degrees later, has returned as an assistant professor of sociology and anthropology. Like our friend Roland Fryer, Kaba is a black scholar who studies a lot of racial issues with a perspective and a latitude that is unavailable to white scholars.
If indeed you had kept your eye on Kaba, you would have seen that he keeps writing lots (and lots) of interesting papers. Among his oeuvre:
- “African Americans in the U.S. Women’s National Basketball Association, 2006: From the NCAA to the WNBA,” in Sociology Mind (abstract; PDF)
- “The Family and Political Unity between Blacks and Jews in the United States,” in International Journal of Humanities and Social Science (abstract; PDF)
And, of special interest to readers of this blog, as we’ve covered the male-female sex ratio widely:
- “Sex Ratio at Birth and Racial Differences: Why Do Black Women Give Birth to More Females Than Non-Black Women?” in African Journal of Reproductive Health (abstract; PDF). From the abstract:
The two important questions that this paper will attempt to answer are: (1) why is it that regardless of race/ethnicity or geographic location, the sex ratio data at birth show more males than females?; and (2) Why is it that regardless of geographic location compared to other racial/ethnic groups, Black women or Women of sub-Saharan Black African descent tend to give birth to more females? Or to put this question the other way around, compared to Black women, why do non-Black women give birth to more males?