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Old 09-16-2021, 09:52 AM
 
Location: Somewhere on the Moon.
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This was kind of was addressed in another thread. African American culture is predominately a mix of very Americanized West/Central African culture and Scotch-Irish/White Southerner culture. This gave rise to Jazz, Rock N Roll Hip Hop, R and B, and just about any other distinctly American genre including Country music on some level. You can try as hard as you can but you can't completely destroy a people's culture.
I'm always intrigued by comments like this.

Africa has never been one culture even before it was colonized. Whenever ancestry DNA results are seen for African Americans, the African part tends to be quite mix. Sure, not mixed in a racial sense, but you will often see significant parts from say the Ghana region and significant parts from the Congo region. Africa is very big and Ghana is not remotely close to the Congo. By distance alone you just know there are cultural differences. Nevermind the fact that there are many cultural differences within relatively short distances and it ranges everything from a different native language to traditions/religions/etc. Anyone can say "they are all black" as to say they are all the same, but in reality often the similarities ends that they are all black. A person belonging to the Igbo ethnicity in Nigeria would often have almost nothing in common with say the Khoisian in Namibia. Languge alone is an issue since neither can speak to the other in their native tongue without having the other one speaking a language that's not his mother tongue (if he knows the other language, otherwise he's screwed.)

You see this lets call it simplification regarding other groups too. People will talk about the Native Americans, but most Native American tribes have little or nothing in common with each other. Beyond the fact they are both Native Americans, what do Navajos have in common with Seminoles? What about the Lakota people with the Cherokees? The Aztecs were the same as the Maya? Were the Mapuches the same as the Aymara?
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Old 09-16-2021, 11:25 AM
 
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Black Southerners and white Southerners are “culturally similar but different in looks”.
White New Englanders and white southerners are “similar in looks, but very different in culture”.
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Old 09-16-2021, 02:40 PM
 
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I'm always intrigued by comments like this.

Africa has never been one culture even before it was colonized. Whenever ancestry DNA results are seen for African Americans, the African part tends to be quite mix. Sure, not mixed in a racial sense, but you will often see significant parts from say the Ghana region and significant parts from the Congo region. Africa is very big and Ghana is not remotely close to the Congo. By distance alone you just know there are cultural differences. Nevermind the fact that there are many cultural differences within relatively short distances and it ranges everything from a different native language to traditions/religions/etc. Anyone can say "they are all black" as to say they are all the same, but in reality often the similarities ends that they are all black. A person belonging to the Igbo ethnicity in Nigeria would often have almost nothing in common with say the Khoisian in Namibia. Languge alone is an issue since neither can speak to the other in their native tongue without having the other one speaking a language that's not his mother tongue (if he knows the other language, otherwise he's screwed.)

You see this lets call it simplification regarding other groups too. People will talk about the Native Americans, but most Native American tribes have little or nothing in common with each other. Beyond the fact they are both Native Americans, what do Navajos have in common with Seminoles? What about the Lakota people with the Cherokees? The Aztecs were the same as the Maya? Were the Mapuches the same as the Aymara?
What you say is besides the point to my central point. My central point was responding to the poster who said that Black Americans are very very little culturally influenced by Africa and that Black American culture is the vast majority European in origin. This is false. Your response would be equivalent to somebody inferring that someone was saying that there is no difference between the Aztecs, Maya, Zapotec, Nahuas and other Mexican indigenous groups if another person said that Mexicans are culturally mainly influenced by the people who were indigenous to Mexico pre-hispanic contact and the Spaniards. But back on my main point. Black Americans have influenced overall American culture to the point where it's not even recognized as Black or African in origin. This is explained even better than I can explain it by another poster. http:////www.city-data.com/forum/ame...ricans-20.html, the first post on this link by a used named Redlionjr explains the historical situation in this historically very racist melting pot better than anyone I've ever seen.
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Old 11-07-2021, 07:58 PM
 
Location: The Heart of Dixie
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Bermuda is mostly black but the culture is very traditionally British. Contrast that to an African country like Nigeria or Congo.

Chechens, Albanians and Bosnians are technically white Europeans but culturally they are more similar culturally to Arabs, Afghans, and Pakistanis than to French and Germans.
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Old 11-08-2021, 12:04 PM
 
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Most latin countries are a huge melting pot of all colors


People first identify themselves by country and don't see any connection between culture and color.
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