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Old 10-04-2015, 03:57 PM
 
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Old 10-04-2015, 04:00 PM
 
Location: Bronx
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Thanks for your kind words about being awesome, but trust me, I'm not pricing regular folks out. I work for an accounting firm and live in a studio apartment. Much of my pay goes toward rent, but I am happy to be in NYC. I chose to move here due to a great job opportunity, but it is a big city and sometimes I feel so self conscious about my interactions with people. Some people claim that NYC is accepting, but I don't really find that to be true.
MY advice to you is to stick around fellow transients. Your kind is the largest demographic in the city at this moment.
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Old 10-04-2015, 04:02 PM
 
Location: Bronx
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I know it's not the right thing to do, but again, I was tired of being stereotyped. If I connected with the right person, I would tell them eventually, but as it stands, I often tell people who inquire about my background that I was born in the U.S., but my family is from Ghana.
You're Ghanaian American, and not African American.
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Old 10-04-2015, 04:03 PM
 
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I primarily find that most of the venom is spewed from black men. They seem to hate black American women. There are a lot of black guys on social media who say the most hateful, disrespectful comments towards black American women. They always state, "this only applies to black American women, not black women of non black American ancestry."
Basing an opinion off of social media? LOL yeah sounds about right. Do people live in reality anymore?
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Old 10-04-2015, 04:03 PM
 
Location: West Harlem
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I know it's not the right thing to do, but again, I was tired of being stereotyped. If I connected with the right person, I would tell them eventually, but as it stands, I often tell people who inquire about my background that I was born in the U.S., but my family is from Ghana.

You are always being stereotyped. That's how it works.
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Old 10-04-2015, 04:04 PM
 
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MY advice to you is to stick around fellow transients. Your kind is the largest demographic in the city at this moment.
My kind? You make it seem like there's a special club, when in fact it doesn't work that way. I can't say that I'll necessarily get along with those who are from the Midwest. -Perhaps, but not always. Anyhow, I'm open to meeting all different types of people.

I just really dislike the stereotypes that are placed on black American women. People in NYC tend to be much harsher with their judgments.
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Old 10-04-2015, 04:06 PM
 
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You're Ghanaian American, and not African American.
When I say this, people act very differently. They tend to be nicer. I imagine it's because Ghanaian women don't have any real negative stereotypes about their group, well at least not in NYC.
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Old 10-04-2015, 04:09 PM
 
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Basing an opinion off of social media? LOL yeah sounds about right. Do people live in reality anymore?

It's not only online that I've witnessed the negative stereotypes being spewed, it's definitely offline as well.
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Old 10-04-2015, 04:11 PM
 
Location: NYC
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I primarily find that most of the venom is spewed from black men. They seem to hate black American women. There are a lot of black guys on social media who say the most hateful, disrespectful comments towards black American women. They always state, "this only applies to black American women, not black women of non black American ancestry."
Find yourself a nice WASPy gentleman and leave the black men for the fat white girls.
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Old 10-04-2015, 04:16 PM
 
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Find yourself a nice WASPy gentleman and leave the black men for the fat white girls.
Black women who date interracially are often ridiculed and called horrible names. I don't want to experience that headache.
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