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Old 12-22-2010, 10:12 PM
 
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So why do they call themselves "African Americans"? In America, white people for example are just, white. They are not European-American.

In my opinion its disrespectful (and borderline ignorant) to call oneself "African American" if you know absolutely nothing about the place (and most american blacks make no attempt to know) and have no cultural or linguistic ties to it.

The real African Americans are just African immigrants. Most American born blacks (aka the descendants of slaves brought over) have no right to call themselves that. Its just dumb and politically correct with no connection to reality.

BTW I'm a black guy lol.

Discuss.

 
Old 12-22-2010, 10:14 PM
 
Location: California
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I don't actually know anyone who calls themself African America. If you do, why not ask them about it?
 
Old 12-22-2010, 10:16 PM
 
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You are totally wrong. I know plenty of americans who identify as Italian american,Irish american,etc.
 
Old 12-22-2010, 10:18 PM
 
Location: back in podunk Ocala, FL
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LOL. I do agree with you. Many are so picky about it and it's just a way of being PC and trying to control people, IMO.
 
Old 12-22-2010, 10:21 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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Originally Posted by BayDude View Post
So why do they call themselves "African Americans"? In America, white people for example are just, white. They are not European-American.

In my opinion its disrespectful (and borderline ignorant) to call oneself "African American" if you know absolutely nothing about the place (and most american blacks make no attempt to know) and have no cultural or linguistic ties to it.

The real African Americans are just African immigrants. Most American born blacks (aka the descendants of slaves brought over) have no right to call themselves that. Its just dumb and politically correct with no connection to reality.

BTW I'm a black guy lol.

Discuss.
So is the label "black".

You can call me brown and no I don't work for UPS...

 
Old 12-22-2010, 10:29 PM
 
Location: Arizona
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Most "African-Americans" Know Nothing About Africa


So what?
 
Old 12-22-2010, 10:33 PM
 
Location: Ontario, Canada
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A couple of my friends who are black told me point black to never call them African American. They are either American or black. As they were not born in Africa they find it stupid to refer to them as coming from a continent they have no association with.
 
Old 12-22-2010, 10:36 PM
 
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Most "African-Americans" Know Nothing About Africa


So what?
So why would you call yourself "African-American" and you know absolutely nothing about the so called place your hyphenating yourself with? Its ignorant. The truth is Black Americans are pretty much completed assimilated into America and have been for many generations. They are not African at all except in some distant ancestor.

Most Mexican-Americans speak Spanish for example. What African language do "African americans" speak?

Exactly.
 
Old 12-22-2010, 10:37 PM
 
Location: Georgia, on the Florida line, right above Tallahassee
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Boondocks are hilarious. Also foul, vulgar and political.

Just google youtube, The Uncle Ruckus Compilation boondocks.

Very foul. But gets its point across.

http://hiphoprepublican.com/2006/12/juvenile-politics-under-cute-afro.html (broken link)

Last edited by 70Ford; 12-22-2010 at 10:53 PM..
 
Old 12-22-2010, 10:38 PM
 
Location: Arizona
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So why would you call yourself "African-American" and you know absolutely nothing about the so called place your calling yourself? Its ignorant.

Most Mexican-Americans speak Spanish for example. What African language do "African americans" speak?

Exactly.
They speak African American.
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