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Old 01-13-2015, 07:24 PM
 
Location: Middle of the Pacific Ocean
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Why is (Black) in parentheses? In case we thought African Americans were some other "color"?
I don't know, you'd be surprised. I've heard white South Africans and Arab Africans call themselves "African Americans" as they are "from Africa," which completely is contrary to what the term was intended to mean.

 
Old 01-13-2015, 08:56 PM
 
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Why is (Black) in parentheses? In case we thought African Americans were some other "color"?
Charlize Theron is an African American but most people would not consider her one
 
Old 01-14-2015, 02:40 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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I don't know, you'd be surprised. I've heard white South Africans and Arab Africans call themselves "African Americans" as they are "from Africa," which completely is contrary to what the term was intended to mean.
Yeah that's a valid point. I think most people instantly think 'black' when they hear 'african american', but I suppose there could be confusion. I was just curious anyways. The title is fine.
 
Old 01-14-2015, 04:33 PM
 
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I don't know, you'd be surprised. I've heard white South Africans and Arab Africans call themselves "African Americans" as they are "from Africa," which completely is contrary to what the term was intended to mean.
I have only heard that reference in jest. South Africans typically refer to themselves as South Africans. American Arabs of any extraction typically refer to themselves as Arab-Americans.
 
Old 01-14-2015, 07:11 PM
 
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I have only heard that reference in jest. South Africans typically refer to themselves as South Africans. American Arabs of any extraction typically refer to themselves as Arab-Americans.
I've heard the reference in jest and with people being very serious, to the point where people who are not black, but who are Africans living in America, will list themselves as African Americans on official documents (note, Im not claiming that most non-black Africans I've come across do this...in fact it's far from most). And I've had white South Africans, etc., get upset with me for calling them out about referring to themselves as African Americans. Note, the term African American isn't even supposed to apply to black recent African immigrants to the United States, but I hear them use that term at times also (they're more likely to refer to themselves by their country of origin, i.e. "Nigerian" or "Ghanaian," but there are a sizable minority that call themselves AA).
 
Old 01-14-2015, 10:48 PM
 
Location: island of misfit toys
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hey thanks lol
 
Old 12-17-2015, 11:58 AM
 
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Its all relative, blacks travel to the same locations; beaches, amusement parks mostly on the East Coast and the south. Many travel within their states as well. States like GA, SC, NC, Texas, MD, VA, MI, IL, District of Columbia. Don't be fooled blacks and black organizations spend millions. The CIAA makes millions in one weekend. Black people travel and spend money on travel.
 
Old 12-17-2015, 11:31 PM
 
Location: Silver Spring, MD
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Its all relative, blacks travel to the same locations; beaches, amusement parks mostly on the East Coast and the south. Many travel within their states as well. States like GA, SC, NC, Texas, MD, VA, MI, IL, District of Columbia. Don't be fooled blacks and black organizations spend millions. The CIAA makes millions in one weekend. Black people travel and spend money on travel.
I think the members of the Nomadness travel group would disagree with that. It is a travel group with over 11,000 members where the entry requirement is having a passport with at least one stamp. The group plans trips and they are usually to places that are off the traditional path especially for Americans, for example they have taken trips to India, Samoa and Indonesia. In addition group members will plan their group trips that aren't as formally structured, but they are to places like Morocco and Iceland
 
Old 12-18-2015, 08:06 AM
 
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Its all relative, blacks travel to the same locations; beaches, amusement parks mostly on the East Coast and the south. Many travel within their states as well. States like GA, SC, NC, Texas, MD, VA, MI, IL, District of Columbia. Don't be fooled blacks and black organizations spend millions. The CIAA makes millions in one weekend. Black people travel and spend money on travel.
I ran into a black woman I worked with who retired earlier this year. They went to Japan to visit her husband's daughter who is in the military and then took trips to Seoul and Hong Kong while they were there. She loved it and said travel was their retirement plan.
 
Old 12-18-2015, 08:56 AM
 
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I didn't read the whole thread, but if it hasnt been said, I will say it. Black people, by and large are more poor and have less disposable income, so they cant afford to travel.
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