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Old 08-30-2017, 02:31 PM
 
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Cool I don't care. I'm not fine with it.
No one cares. You have no authority over those women. Deal with it. There is no law in the states that mandates a certain dress code.
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Old 08-31-2017, 01:10 PM
 
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No one cares. You have no authority over those women. Deal with it. There is no law in the states that mandates a certain dress code.
Lots of people care. I can voice my opinion. I think they look tacky and un-American.
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Old 08-31-2017, 08:03 PM
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Lots of people care. I can voice my opinion. I think they look tacky and un-American.



So what does American look like?

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Old 09-01-2017, 08:56 AM
 
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I know people from Ghana who wear their ethnic clothes out in public when they feel like it, I wonder what some Americans might think of that? As an American, I gave them a very positive comment about it.
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Old 09-01-2017, 01:36 PM
 
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I know people from Ghana who wear their ethnic clothes out in public when they feel like it, I wonder what some Americans might think of that? As an American, I gave them a very positive comment about it.
Everynow and then. Not every day. Stay in your country of origin if you don't want to assimilate
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Old 09-01-2017, 02:36 PM
 
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I know a Black American woman who has taught in the village in the Congo for a year. She's lasting just fine.

Don't speak for ALL BLACK people. You have great difficulty in the concept that not all people from a nationality are this way or that way.

Even if the majority of African diaspora could not survive long in an African village, there are those that can and do.




The FACT remains that if a black American or a Caribbean black goes to Africa expecting to be embraced AS AN AFRICAN then they will be disappointed. That is a FACT, and there is ample documentation to back this.


Your friend might be seen in the same light as they see the white aid workers, just a black version. And many of the white workers do just fine.
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Old 09-01-2017, 02:44 PM
 
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There is no "culture" in NYC, not black or otherwise. When people speak about their culture, they're talking about the culture of whatever foreign country they're from.


That in fact is the culture of NYC. Its diversity and the fact we all must adjust to it. Even a black American who arrives in NYC and discovers that he might be seen as having foreign origin.


Not sure that all the "native" black American professionals left. Just understand that if 50% (maybe more) of the black population is of foreign origin then this will be reflected in its upper middle class.


NYC doesn't have that deep rooted "old money" blacks as do places like DC or Atlanta as the black population was quite small until after WWI. Harlem of the 20s was about 30% West Indian, so even then black NYC was quite diverse.


NYC being tribal meant that it took longer for blacks to land the prestige civil service jobs as the Jews and the Irish monopolized those and kept it for their kin. This unlike DC where employment in the Federal gov't was the base for that city's well heeled black elite. And this beginning maybe even in the late 19th century. Certainly the presence of Morehouse and Howard had an influence, NYC not having black colleges as the black population in the post slavery era was quite small.


In fact the higher up one goes among black professionals the more one will meet people who are solidly black American.
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Old 09-01-2017, 02:46 PM
 
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That movie was funny. I didn't know there were issues between the two groups.


Yes shocking in 2017. Its not as if the white Brits respect either group and both groups have similar socio economic challenges.
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Old 09-01-2017, 02:49 PM
 
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You have middle class Black neighborhoods in Eastern Queens, plus there were ALWAYS Black homeowners in the Bronx, in Upper Manhattan, and in Brooklyn. It's ridiculous to say that there's no Black middle class in NYC.


I think he meant no black middle class people who lack foreign connections. He is quite wrong on that of course.
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Old 09-01-2017, 02:50 PM
 
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So what does American look like?


I am interested in Edward's response as well. Most assuredly someone coming to NYC from Idaho will have more of a culture shock than someone arriving from the DR, India or China.
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