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Old 02-07-2013, 12:15 PM
 
Location: State of Transition
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A few years back, I was on a cruise and there were quite a few Canadians on board and it was easy to spot them. Each one had on a tee shirt that proclaimed "I AM CANADIAN".
Americans used to do that when they travelled to Europe. Or they'd sew a Canadian flag to their backpack.
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Old 02-07-2013, 12:16 PM
 
Location: London, UK
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Ok now you could just say white people are native to Europe. Is a White German native to Britain simply because of the skin colour?

And saying blacks are 'exotic' sounds weird.
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Old 02-07-2013, 02:40 PM
 
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Ok now you could just say white people are native to Europe. Is a White German native to Britain simply because of the skin colour?

And saying blacks are 'exotic' sounds weird.
'You know how your so tempted but there are just some conversations even I try an avoid.
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Old 02-07-2013, 02:46 PM
 
Location: London, UK
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'You know how your so tempted but there are just some conversations even I try an avoid.
True but I can't read odd posts and not stick my nose in it annoys me kinda.
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Old 02-07-2013, 03:05 PM
 
Location: North West Northern Ireland.
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I am not commenting any further on the issue. Always in this country get these people saying "everybody originates in africa blala" yes that was 6000 years ago- those people are long gone. My family are originate in scotland- apparently they came over from normandy in 1016 I do not believe that, I generally believe that all families came over from europe earlier than that. I have other scottish surnames which apparently origininate in norway- ok whatever.

But anyhow, the simple matter is- white protestant, anglophone people are native to the british isles. (Majority) black people are not- their ancestry is from africa.


You can tailor that whatever way you like to try and say that black british people have british heritage, but the fact of the matter is that they dont. They have african heritage and a haplogroup test will prove that by showing markers in africa not europe.
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Old 02-07-2013, 04:40 PM
 
Location: M I N N E S O T A
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Americans used to do that when they travelled to Europe. Or they'd sew a Canadian flag to their backpack.
I wouldn't generalize, those are just Americans with self-esteem issues.

Many of us could care less about what people think about us.
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Old 02-07-2013, 04:49 PM
 
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Americans look like this:


TypicalAmericanFamily

Canadians look like this:

TypicalCanadians

Nothing alike as you can see...
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Old 02-09-2013, 02:32 PM
 
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I am not commenting any further on the issue. Always in this country get these people saying "everybody originates in africa blala" yes that was 6000 years ago- those people are long gone. My family are originate in scotland- apparently they came over from normandy in 1016 I do not believe that, I generally believe that all families came over from europe earlier than that. I have other scottish surnames which apparently origininate in norway- ok whatever.

But anyhow, the simple matter is- white protestant, anglophone people are native to the british isles. (Majority) black people are not- their ancestry is from africa.


You can tailor that whatever way you like to try and say that black british people have british heritage, but the fact of the matter is that they dont. They have african heritage and a haplogroup test will prove that by showing markers in africa not europe.
What about the black Irish?
with jet black hair and blue eyes.
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Old 02-09-2013, 02:54 PM
 
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What about the black Irish?
with jet black hair and blue eyes.
Some people have told me that those are the descendants of the survivors of the infamous Spanish Invincible Armada which the Spanish often refer to as the "Invisible Armada".
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Old 02-09-2013, 03:10 PM
 
Location: Guangzhou, China
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Some people have told me that those are the descendants of the survivors of the infamous Spanish Invincible Armada which the Spanish often refer to as the "Invisible Armada".
FWIW, I mentioned to a couple Irish coworkers that I'd dated a black Irish girl in high school back in Boston, and they were surprised. "There aren't too many blacks in Ireland," they responded thoughfully.

Guess it's not really acknowledged or qualified much in Ireland, according to them.
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