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Old 05-07-2016, 12:25 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles,CA & Scottsdale, AZ
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All ? What nonsense is that? It might be rocket science to you then!
Yes, almost all. I'm half African American/German American and I could pick out an African American in a crowd of Africans just about any day of the week.
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Old 12-18-2016, 12:01 AM
 
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Yes, almost all. I'm half African American/German American and I could pick out an African American in a crowd of Africans just about any day of the week.
Yeah but you cannot always tell only because many children of immigrant parents or immigrant grandparents can assimilate into a neutral or native U.S. born black identity.

For example many of the famous rap and hip hop artists in the USA often are of Caribbean descent. So we have to keep in mind who are the real true descendants of the actual African American ethnic group.
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Old 12-28-2016, 06:27 PM
 
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Yes, almost all. I'm half African American/German American and I could pick out an African American in a crowd of Africans just about any day of the week.

You just lied. Not every African-American can be picked out of an African crowd. It also depend where in Africa, they're from. There are many African immigrants who are so well integrated into American society, it is impossible to differentiate them from African-Americans only by looks.
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Old 07-31-2017, 08:22 AM
 
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You just lied. Not every African-American can be picked out of an African crowd. It also depend where in Africa, they're from. There are many African immigrants who are so well integrated into American society, it is impossible to differentiate them from African-Americans only by looks.
I think you could make a distinction between African-Americans (as in, 1st-2nd-3rd generation descendants of immigrants, not those who descend from the enslaved population) and those who are descendants of the enslaved population. I can anecdotally agree with the poster in that I have been able to recognize the descendants of the enslaved population (the latter group) while abroad, while at home in the US have been able to key in on 'something' that signaled a difference when interacting with individuals in the former group (descendants of immigrants). However, I cannot say I know what that something is, so that leaves it as merely an unsubstantiated opinion.
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Old 07-31-2017, 11:33 AM
 
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On average we look different from Africans. We are known for our flat faces broad feature and various skin complexions. Our bodies tend to be muscular and we tend to be taller.
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Old 08-19-2017, 03:54 PM
 
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Depite the fact that African-Americans are predominantly of Sub-Saharan African origin, they do have some differences with people who are from Africa. Though differences aren't as great as some people may say they are.


Genetically if we compare African-American with various African groups, we could see why.


African-American genome (Southwestern United States):
81% (Western & Central Africa)
9% (Southern Africa)
4% (Great Britain & Ireland)
3% (Southern Europe)
2% (Eastern Africa)
So we see that there a European genetical contribution to the African-American from the colonialist powers. Most African-American ancestors came from Western and Central Africa.


Some Western African groups:


Yoruban genome (West African):
89% (Western & Central Africa)
6% (Southern Africa)
3% (Northern Africa)
2% (Eastern Africa)

Senegalese
76% (Western & Central Africa)
12% (Northern Africa)
6% (Western & Central Europe)
4% (Southern Africa)
2% (Southern Europe)
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Old 08-26-2017, 09:55 PM
 
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The average AA is about 22%-25%* white and that makes a huge difference in both structure of the face/body and skin tone. I can generally tell an AA from a continental African pretty easily. There are of course exceptions but as a trend it holds.

*Genetic study reveals surprising ancestry of many Americans | Science | AAAS

AA are now a distinct sub-group of Black people.
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Old 08-30-2017, 01:02 PM
 
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The average AA is about 22%-25%* white and that makes a huge difference in both structure of the face/body and skin tone. I can generally tell an AA from a continental African pretty easily. There are of course exceptions but as a trend it holds.
Yet, even an AA with a high percentage of European heritage may pass as an African.

Then there is the fact that there is quite a bit of phenotype diversity in Africa. West Africans are easily distinguishable from South Africans who are easily distinguishable from East Africans.

Thus an African American may not simply pass as, for example, a Cameroonian, but a Cameroonian might assume that they are simply from another part of Africa if they had no other clue as to the person's origin.
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Old 08-30-2017, 03:29 PM
 
Location: San Diego, California Republic
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The average AA is about 22%-25%* white and that makes a huge difference in both structure of the face/body and skin tone. I can generally tell an AA from a continental African pretty easily. There are of course exceptions but as a trend it holds.

*Genetic study reveals surprising ancestry of many Americans | Science | AAAS

AA are now a distinct sub-group of Black people.
^^^This
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Old Yesterday, 05:50 PM
 
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And a sub-group I am very fond of. The best looking Black women are almost entirely AAs or failing that from the Horn of Africa. Those 2 groups look obviously different in the majority of cases from the stereotypical African look.
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