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Old 07-03-2013, 02:16 PM
 
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I agree...it's a waste of time and shows the failure of the U.S educational system. No wonder the U.S is globally famous for the willful ignorance of it's people. The state of "idiocracy" is in full effect.
Uh..you understand that the point of stereotypes is that they tend to originate from hate, right? Sort of like saying Mexico is globally famous for being lazy. Please take your nationalist bigotry elsewhere. Its a big internet, and plenty of hate forums would welcome it with open arms.
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Old 07-03-2013, 02:50 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Uh..you understand that the point of stereotypes is that they tend to originate from hate, right?
They also tend to reflect a certain amount of truth, without which they never would have gained any traction in the first place. Like, who would have perpetuated the stereotype about the Germans drinking beer, if everyone went to Germany and there was no beer in sight.
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Old 07-04-2013, 03:26 PM
 
Location: San Diego, California Republic
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I agree with this. It seems the OP is mixing Black-America and Africa...and assuming they are the same thing. Two very different places.
Unfortunately, a lot of Black Americans fail to realize that we and Africans are two quite separate groups of people. Many have this false sense of "Pan-Africanism".
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Old 07-04-2013, 04:04 PM
 
Location: San Antonio Texas
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Unfortunately, a lot of Black Americans fail to realize that we and Africans are two quite separate groups of people. Many have this false sense of "Pan-Africanism".
Africans and African Americans SHOULD think of themselves as brothers. After all, Anglo Saxon and American ties are what propelled the British to conquer over half of Africa, India and other territories. Ever seen the john Sayers' movie "brother from another planet"? There is a scene where the other planet blacks and American blacks stick together to defend themselves against the white man.

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Old 07-04-2013, 04:48 PM
 
Location: San Diego, California Republic
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Africans and African Americans SHOULD think of themselves as brothers. After all, Anglo Saxon and American ties are what propelled the British to conquer over half of Africa, India and other territories. Ever seen the john Sayers' movie "brother from another planet". There is a scene where the other planet blacks and American blacks stick together to defend themselves against the white man.
This is a more romantic idea many Black Americans have and cling to even when the reality is shown to them. The fact is, we Black Americans are of African decent, but that's the key word. We are not Africans anymore, several generations removed. As an ethnicity, we are one of the uniquely American ones as our ethnicity doesn't occur anywhere else. Our culture is inextricably linked with American culture, not that of West Africa. You may look at it as American culture being absorb by us be we also played a very important role in shaping this county's culture, it wasn't just one sided. We will help shape the future of American culture, the English language and of the religions we practice alongside other Americans. Africans will evolve on a separate path and their future will not be linked to ours.

Also, as others have said, your view on Christianity being a "white mans" religion is completely inaccurate. White Europeans were among the last people to become Christians but, as also mentioned, Ethiopia was Christian for quite some time.
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Old 07-04-2013, 05:33 PM
 
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One could also ask how come Americans don't have their OWN religions? After all Christianity is from the Jewish. By the OP's reasoning, why can't all the white people in American who are from all parts of Europe have their own Scotch, Dutch, German, etc etc religions? Why can't West Hollywood people have their own religions?
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Old 07-04-2013, 06:45 PM
 
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Unfortunately, the African's main religion is Witchcraft and Sun Worship. Which is why ALL of their Great Dynasty civilizations of old, crumbled to the ground. .
Well, Europe pre-Christianity was similar.
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Old 07-04-2013, 10:14 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Do you suppose that maybe Africans feel contented with their present religion, which serves their spiritual needs, and don't feel compelled to create a new one?

Just wondering -- in what ways would this "new" African religion be different from the ones that they've already got? Different God? Different Messiah? Different scriptures? Different moral codes? Would it be a branch of Christianity or Islam, or a fourth Abrahamic religion, or not Abrahamic at all?

There is an African Methodist Episcopal Church in the USA. And Black Muslims.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/African...iscopal_Church

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nation_of_Islam

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Old 07-06-2013, 09:51 PM
 
Location: West Coast
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There are a few white man religions that are successful in converting the africans to their religions. African Americans have totally absorbed white mans religion and worship blond blue eyed Jesus. Why have Africans never invented their OWN religions in the way that all other races have?
Christianity and Islam both originated in Africa. You seem a bit lost.
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Old 07-06-2013, 10:03 PM
 
Location: West Coast
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To be fair Jesus and Muhammad were both black, and Jesus and his family use to live in Africa when Herod was killing the babies. Jesus never lived in Europe, so if anything the real question is why don't Europeans have their own religion?

Ultimately these are African religions.
You are speaking the truth with this. Its too bad so many people live in a state of lie and deny when it comes to this knowledge.
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