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Old 03-11-2013, 08:33 PM
 
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Hi there,

I went to the U.S. last summer for first time. Spent the most time in Atlanta, which is predominantly African American. However, 99% of the tourists on the airport have been ''non-black''. I just wonder why?

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Jay
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Old 03-13-2013, 05:01 AM
 
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Black people travel less but it has less to do with finance, it racism that keeps people away. EVERY group hates black people in America so people wonder why they should go to mexico, korea or europe when they hate us HERE. No one want the humiliation of going to their country only to be treated like an infirior being.
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Old 03-13-2013, 01:46 PM
 
Location: Hollywood, CA
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Black people travel less but it has less to do with finance, it racism that keeps people away. EVERY group hates black people in America so people wonder why they should go to mexico, korea or europe when they hate us HERE. No one want the humiliation of going to their country only to be treated like an infirior being.
This is one of the biggest problems with us. We think non Blacks hate us, but I've traveled to Europe, Canada, and Mexico and never had any problems when I went there. Black Americans are actually seen as "cool" outside of the US because of our image being spread worldwide from American media. I've gotten a few stares in Mexico, but that's normal due to not being part of the norm over there.
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Old 03-13-2013, 02:46 PM
 
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This is one of the biggest problems with us. We think non Blacks hate us, but I've traveled to Europe, Canada, and Mexico and never had any problems when I went there. Black Americans are actually seen as "cool" outside of the US because of our image being spread worldwide from American media. I've gotten a few stares in Mexico, but that's normal due to not being part of the norm over there.
Agreed 100%.
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Old 03-14-2013, 01:14 AM
 
Location: Las Vegas, NV
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Black people travel less but it has less to do with finance, it racism that keeps people away. EVERY group hates black people in America so people wonder why they should go to mexico, korea or europe when they hate us HERE. No one want the humiliation of going to their country only to be treated like an infirior being.

Sorry, I'm too open-minded and interested in taking a bite out of all that the world has to offer in order to put stock in an agenda that suggests we be complacent and fearful of the world and/or anyone who is not one of us.
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Old 03-14-2013, 08:11 AM
 
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This is one of the biggest problems with us. We think non Blacks hate us, but I've traveled to Europe, Canada, and Mexico and never had any problems when I went there. Black Americans are actually seen as "cool" outside of the US because of our image being spread worldwide from American media. I've gotten a few stares in Mexico, but that's normal due to not being part of the norm over there.
This is true, we have some friends from Paris(they are white), and the moms son hardly speaks english, and he loves the black culture, he asked a few stupid questions at first like: "Do all blacks where gold chains?, Do you all wear your pants on the ground, Do yall all know how to rap?". He was sincere with his questions, so it was very funny of what he percieved of Blacks. But once he visited us in Philadelphia, he LOVED cheesesteaks, we took him to New York City because he wanted to see the city so bad, and he and his mom went to Chicago, so they had an all american experience. And when he left he says he wants to move to Philadelphia, he loved this city the most, and he said Chicagos skyline was the best he ever saw, and he was overwhelmed by New York, but it was a good visit.
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Old 03-14-2013, 11:06 AM
 
Location: Baltimore / Montgomery County, MD
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Blacks don't travel very much for a variety of reasons:

1) Blacks, by and large, don't care for nature or natural settings. Many, perhaps a majority, refer to such settings as "boring" or "Country".

2) Lower-expendable income for travel.

3) Blacks prefer to be around their own kind, and are highly racialist, so they have little desire to travel and be surrounded by a bunch of non-black people.
This is kinda true.
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Old 03-14-2013, 11:12 AM
 
Location: Baltimore / Montgomery County, MD
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This is one of the biggest problems with us. We think non Blacks hate us, but I've traveled to Europe, Canada, and Mexico and never had any problems when I went there. Black Americans are actually seen as "cool" outside of the US because of our image being spread worldwide from American media. I've gotten a few stares in Mexico, but that's normal due to not being part of the norm over there.
As a black man I will say that there is NOTHING cool about being black in America and when I say black I'm talking about us that have slavery roots and because of that we are mixed breeds, we don't know our ancestry the way Africans do. Obama knows his and acknowledges his Kenyan background. Me personally I don't know where the **** I come from I just know that I'm black and because of me lighter skin tone I know that I have white in me. There is nothing cool in that. Nor is it cool to know that it will take like 500 years for us to have parity with white people and its not cool that there is more black men in jails and prisons than any other race not to mention most of the murders you see in this country are black on black violence. Sh** I don't care what nobody say I wish I was white.
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Old 03-14-2013, 12:03 PM
 
Location: Dallas, TX and wherever planes fly
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As a black man I will say that there is NOTHING cool about being black in America and when I say black I'm talking about us that have slavery roots and because of that we are mixed breeds, we don't know our ancestry the way Africans do. Obama knows his and acknowledges his Kenyan background. Me personally I don't know where the **** I come from I just know that I'm black and because of me lighter skin tone I know that I have white in me. There is nothing cool in that. Nor is it cool to know that it will take like 500 years for us to have parity with white people and its not cool that there is more black men in jails and prisons than any other race not to mention most of the murders you see in this country are black on black violence. Sh** I don't care what nobody say I wish I was white.

As a black man in not too dissimilar shoes I will say, it would be a whole lot easier if I were white. That being said, I have it as one of my personal goals in my life to break stereotypes and perceived notions about Black people especially black men. So at my law firm, in my neighborhood and in life I enjoy putting forth a postive image of what a black man can be. I enjoy water sports, have actually been skiing, I know how to swim, I don't use a curse words in all my sentences. I have been out of the country numerous times, enjoy many types of music, and have great relationships with friends of many races. And truth be told I actually am much more comfortable among non-blacks than "Hood" black people. But rarely do I wish I were white. I think everyone regardless of color should try to project a good image and strive for a better human condition.
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Old 03-14-2013, 04:54 PM
 
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As a black man I will say that there is NOTHING cool about being black in America and when I say black I'm talking about us that have slavery roots and because of that we are mixed breeds, we don't know our ancestry the way Africans do. Obama knows his and acknowledges his Kenyan background. Me personally I don't know where the **** I come from I just know that I'm black and because of me lighter skin tone I know that I have white in me. There is nothing cool in that. Nor is it cool to know that it will take like 500 years for us to have parity with white people and its not cool that there is more black men in jails and prisons than any other race not to mention most of the murders you see in this country are black on black violence. Sh** I don't care what nobody say I wish I was white.
For the Millionth time, black Americans are "pan African". The ethnic groups of west, central, and south all mixed to get a Black American. There are native africans who are as light as Beyonce and the de barge brothers. unmixed Africans also come in different hues.

Being black is not for the weak. Its a war and some are not meant to survive. Here is a guide for black people who are sick of the double war of white supremacy and black toxicity.

Rule one- Take care of self and personal circle. Most black people have a "broken spirit' so the game is already over for them.

Two- Link up with the proverbial "talented tenth" and do your business and culture with them.

three- Hope white people stay the same and dont crush us.

Four- An African economic and developmental takeoff would raise the honor and circumstance of the worlds black folk.

Five- Any ideas of revenge or justice must be forgotten. The arab/ euro distruction will simply be an unpunished fact of history.

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As a black man in not too dissimilar shoes I will say, it would be a whole lot easier if I were white. That being said, I have it as one of my personal goals in my life to break stereotypes and perceived notions about Black people especially black men. So at my law firm, in my neighborhood and in life I enjoy putting forth a postive image of what a black man can be. I enjoy water sports, have actually been skiing, I know how to swim, I don't use a curse words in all my sentences. I have been out of the country numerous times, enjoy many types of music, and have great relationships with friends of many races. And truth be told I actually am much more comfortable among non-blacks than "Hood" black people. But rarely do I wish I were white. I think everyone regardless of color should try to project a good image and strive for a better human condition.
Blackness is not for the weak. Its very frustrating but black people of the right mind must link up and support each other. We are in an embarrassing situation but we can prevail.
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