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Old 06-01-2018, 01:34 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles (Native)
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They should feel the same way about Europe I guess. Is that wha you’re asking?
Most Egyptians aren’t black for example ,but they are still African and live in the continent of Africa .
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Old 06-01-2018, 01:40 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles, CA
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Most Egyptians aren’t black for example ,but they are still African and live in the continent of Africa .
I’m not sure what you mean. I think that most Egyptians are proud to be Egyptian. The same way that Italians are proud to be Italian or Japanese or whatever. They all know where they came from, right?
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Old 06-01-2018, 02:24 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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I guess that’s fair if “Asian American” bothers you just as much. And that it bothers you that white people aren’t really white and that black people aren’t really black. And that many people that say that they are “Mexican” or Armenian” or “Persian” were actually born here.

But it sounds like it doesn’t bother you. You’re selectively bothered. Can’t imagine what anyone decides to call themselves in this context would bother anyone.
Regardless of the race, if they were born here, they are American, and there is no need to mention the origin of their ancestors regions.

Bob.
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Old 06-01-2018, 03:23 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles, CA
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Regardless of the race, if they were born here, they are American, and there is no need to mention the origin of their ancestors regions.

Bob.
Of course we were born here. African American is a race, not a place. What race do you call Asian Americans?
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Old 06-01-2018, 04:01 PM
 
Location: Bay Area, Calif.
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Default Not Unreasonable

I mean there have always been many areas in towns all over the country named or designated according to ethnic demographics. Wakanda while unoriginal, is a good start for a place like Leimert Park, that has been as historically significant to the cultural growth of Los Angeles as Olvera Street or Little Tokyo.
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Old 06-01-2018, 04:28 PM
 
Location: West Los Angeles
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Of course we were born here. African American is a race, not a place. What race do you call Asian Americans?
The human race.

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Old 06-01-2018, 05:47 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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Of course we were born here. African American is a race, not a place. What race do you call Asian Americans?
African American is NOT A RACE, it is a nationality.

Bob.
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Old 06-01-2018, 05:51 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles, CA
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African American is NOT A RACE, it is a nationality.

Bob.
Nope. Africa isn’t a nation. And are you avoiding answering the question? What do you call Asian Americans?
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Old 06-01-2018, 10:47 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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Nope. Africa isn’t a nation. And are you avoiding answering the question? What do you call Asian Americans?
Africa is a continent, and people there have a nationality, it is not a race.
Race is ethnicity, Black, Brown, Caucasian, etc.

The black people living in Africa are black Africans, black being their race, African is their nationality.
People living in France are french.
Some living there are black, but they are still french.
You are confusing race with nationality.

Let's take the United States as an example.
You are an American by nationality, because you were born here,but you are Italian by race because both your parents were Italian.
Now do you get it?

As for Asian Americans, the same rule applies to them as well as all who live and reside in America, if they are citizens.
They may be Chinese, Japanese, Cambodian etc, but that is their race, not nationality, if they are citizens of America.

Bob.
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Old 06-01-2018, 10:54 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles, CA
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As for Asian Americans
Well there you go. You have some problem with the term “African American” because we’re all Americans yet are comfortable using “Asian American”.
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