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View Poll Results: Do You Consider Halle Berry To Be A European American ?
No Because You Have To Be White In Order To Be Considered A European American 6 85.71%
Yes Because I Believe In A One Drop Rule When It Comes To European Ancestry 1 14.29%
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Old 07-10-2009, 12:58 PM
 
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Because on Wikipedia, Halle Berry's picture is included in this article about European Americans.
European American - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

To me a Nonwhite European American is an oxymoron, it would be the equivalent of saying a White African American.

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Old 07-10-2009, 01:01 PM
 
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Well she's half white and half black, I suppose the half that is white can be claimed as European American, but I don't think she claims that as her race. Most people, including her, consider her to be black or African American.
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Old 07-10-2009, 01:13 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh's 'EAST SIDE'
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Halle Berry considers herself an African-American just like Barack Obama does. Halle's own WHITE mother, informed her as a little girl, that she will be looked at as an African-American because of her skin color and Halle ran with it from there.

I really cannot stand the term African-American, so in essence, Halle Berry is BLACK.
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Old 07-10-2009, 01:32 PM
 
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To me a Nonwhite European American is an oxymoron, it would be the equivalent of saying a White African American.
But didn't Teresa Heinz Kerry call herself an African American?
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Old 07-10-2009, 03:00 PM
 
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damn, this is making me think of that song that's out right now

Halle Berrry! Halle Berrry!
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Old 07-10-2009, 04:03 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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I don't agree with either choice.

Halle Berry is an AMERICAN with African and European ancestry.
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Old 07-10-2009, 10:32 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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I don't agree with either choice.

Halle Berry is an AMERICAN with African and European ancestry.
ditto. plus, if she has European ancestry, it makes more sense to identify the country of ancestry as opposed to the continent. if she has German ancestry, than just say German American. also, such terms do not specify race. black people do exist in Europe, so it makes no sense that the term European American=white. yes, there are white "African American", though again, the term would be more specific in terms of country. whites born in Africa, like Charlize Theron, that become citizens of the USA would be white "African Americans" (I believe Charlize is a white South African American). terms like British American, African American (which for me, only applies to those of direct African descent that are citizens and NOT all black people), and the like are a reflection of citizenship, not race
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Old 07-11-2009, 01:42 AM
 
Location: Fort Bend County
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Halle Berry considers herself an African-American just like Barack Obama does. Halle's own WHITE mother, informed her as a little girl, that she will be looked at as an African-American because of her skin color and Halle ran with it from there.

I really cannot stand the term African-American, so in essence, Halle Berry is BLACK.
Agreed.
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Old 07-11-2009, 02:33 PM
 
Location: North Eastern Minnesota
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I don't agree with either choice.

Halle Berry is an AMERICAN with African and European ancestry.
I am an American also. A long, long time ago my ancestors came from somewhere else, but me, I am an American.
If you are traveling in another country do you say you are American or do you give a long list of your ancestry?
Maybe someday we AMERICANS will stop insisting on labels. ha-ha-ha-ha!!
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Old 07-11-2009, 05:12 PM
 
Location: Burnsville, Minnesota
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No, I do not consider her a European American. She is half-black and half-white. She is multiracial or mixed-race.
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