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Posted 9/27/08

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i am african american! and i thnk color shouldnt matter! god made us all the same! jus diffrent skin color! i am not racist! i love everbody no matter the skin color and i am a good christen


i dont really think that skin colour really does matter but we all know it influences us a bit consciously and unconsciously like almost any other thing(since we are human). i kinda find it weird how most people call your race african-american i mean why arent you guys called negroids?is it offensive? i know it sounds like negro(is that offensive? some of my friends find it so..) or is become like a colloquial/slang kinda term.


"Negroid" or "negro" would be the more proper word, but since negro was a common term used to describe us back in the pre-civil rights era when we were treated like crap, a lot of people find it offensive. I don't really care, it just sounds weird to me.

I don't like the term African-American either, since it implies that we or our families migrated from Africa recently and that we are still pure or mostly-African. Many of us who are descendants of slaves have no idea what African country we originated in, and our bloodlines have been mixed so much with others throughout history that we're not even close to fully African anymore. I prefer the term black, since it's a more vague and general term to describe our vague lineage. Most black people who prefer to be called African-American and think that being called "black" is offensive are just ignorant, self-righteous crybabies who like to raise hell every time a non-black person says "nigger", and throw the race card every time they feel like they're being "mistreated."

In case some of you didn't figure it out, I'm black.


Actually, the term and classification "negroid" is very old and no longer used as a racial category. Even if it were still in use, it could only refer to the biological classification, not the social classification. So calling someone "negroid" is, in both instances, outdated.

Secondly, there's no such thing as being "fully" African. Africans have intermixed with Europeans and Asians for centuries upon centuries, and these people have spread their genes across the continent through migration. Colonization and ports along the coasts have also created cities and places where Africans, Indians, Asians and Europeans have mixed. The entire world is mixed, buddy, including Africa. Having a few more non-black ancestors doesn't make African Americans extremely different from Africans, anyway.


People who are born in Africa then come to the U.S later in their lives are actually from Africa (kind of what I meant by "fully" African), so it makes more sense to call them African-Americans than people who's ancestors were forced to come here hundreds of years ago and can't even figure out what African country they are originally from. White Americans who's ancestors migrated here a long time ago don't really refer to themselves as Irish-American or Scottish-American or whatever country they came from, they're just called white or caucasian or American. Most of them don't really practice the same cultures and traditions or even speak the same language of their countries of origins. They were born and raised in American culture, so it doesn't make sense to group them with Irish or Scottish people who've recently moved to the U.S and are still holding on to their native cultures. The same can be said about black people.


Do you not know the difference between migrating and losing your culture from assimilation and being stuck on a boat and whipped half to death if you continued to practice your culture? Why the fuck would you want to identify with the same people who forced you to lose your culture in the first place? No, it wasn't a CHOICE, it was FORCE.
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it doesn't matter there are always hot people in every country
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Posted 9/27/08 , edited 9/27/08

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People who are born in Africa then come to the U.S later in their lives are actually from Africa (kind of what I meant by "fully" African), so it makes more sense to call them African-Americans than people who's ancestors were forced to come here hundreds of years ago and can't even figure out what African country they are originally from. White Americans who's ancestors migrated here a long time ago don't really refer to themselves as Irish-American or Scottish-American or whatever country they came from, they're just called white or caucasian or American. Most of them don't really practice the same cultures and traditions or even speak the same language of their countries of origins. They were born and raised in American culture, so it doesn't make sense to group them with Irish or Scottish people who've recently moved to the U.S and are still holding on to their native cultures. The same can be said about black people.


Do you not know the difference between migrating and losing your culture from assimilation and being stuck on a boat and whipped half to death if you continued to practice your culture? Why the fuck would you want to identify with the same people who forced you to lose your culture in the first place? No, it wasn't a CHOICE, it was FORCE.


Well I know that, but many of us don't practice traditions from the African countries that our ancestors came from, we're still a part of American culture. No one forced me personally to lose touch with my African culture since it has been lost many generations ago, I've always known and always been a part of American culture, so I think it's safe to consider myself an American. If I or any other black person really wanted to, we could go to some random African country and become a part of their culture. But apparently not many of us are too offended about the treatment of our ancestors to do that.

Also, I don't see where I said anything about slaves choosing to come over here.
Posted 9/27/08

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dmitsuki wrote:

Cuddlebuns wrote:
People who are born in Africa then come to the U.S later in their lives are actually from Africa (kind of what I meant by "fully" African), so it makes more sense to call them African-Americans than people who's ancestors were forced to come here hundreds of years ago and can't even figure out what African country they are originally from. White Americans who's ancestors migrated here a long time ago don't really refer to themselves as Irish-American or Scottish-American or whatever country they came from, they're just called white or caucasian or American. Most of them don't really practice the same cultures and traditions or even speak the same language of their countries of origins. They were born and raised in American culture, so it doesn't make sense to group them with Irish or Scottish people who've recently moved to the U.S and are still holding on to their native cultures. The same can be said about black people.


Do you not know the difference between migrating and losing your culture from assimilation and being stuck on a boat and whipped half to death if you continued to practice your culture? Why the fuck would you want to identify with the same people who forced you to lose your culture in the first place? No, it wasn't a CHOICE, it was FORCE.


Well I know that, but many of us don't practice traditions from the African countries that our ancestors came from, we're still a part of American culture. No one forced me personally to lose touch with my African culture since it has been lost many generations ago, I've always known and always been a part of American culture, so I think it's safe to consider myself an American. If I or any other black person really wanted to, we could go to some random African country and become a part of their culture. But apparently not many of us are too offended about the treatment of our ancestors to do that.

Also, I don't see where I said anything about slaves choosing to come over here.

Wow, your completely missing the point. You just have fun being assimilated, or a white dude, you can be both or either I don't care.
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Posted 9/27/08 , edited 9/27/08

dmitsuki wrote:


Cuddlebuns wrote:


dmitsuki wrote:

Cuddlebuns wrote:
People who are born in Africa then come to the U.S later in their lives are actually from Africa (kind of what I meant by "fully" African), so it makes more sense to call them African-Americans than people who's ancestors were forced to come here hundreds of years ago and can't even figure out what African country they are originally from. White Americans who's ancestors migrated here a long time ago don't really refer to themselves as Irish-American or Scottish-American or whatever country they came from, they're just called white or caucasian or American. Most of them don't really practice the same cultures and traditions or even speak the same language of their countries of origins. They were born and raised in American culture, so it doesn't make sense to group them with Irish or Scottish people who've recently moved to the U.S and are still holding on to their native cultures. The same can be said about black people.


Do you not know the difference between migrating and losing your culture from assimilation and being stuck on a boat and whipped half to death if you continued to practice your culture? Why the fuck would you want to identify with the same people who forced you to lose your culture in the first place? No, it wasn't a CHOICE, it was FORCE.


Well I know that, but many of us don't practice traditions from the African countries that our ancestors came from, we're still a part of American culture. No one forced me personally to lose touch with my African culture since it has been lost many generations ago, I've always known and always been a part of American culture, so I think it's safe to consider myself an American. If I or any other black person really wanted to, we could go to some random African country and become a part of their culture. But apparently not many of us are too offended about the treatment of our ancestors to do that.

Also, I don't see where I said anything about slaves choosing to come over here.

Wow, your completely missing the point. You just have fun being assimilated, or a white dude, you can be both or either I don't care.


Well what am I supposed to to? Hate all white people and express my black pride by wearing psuedo-African clothes that were probably made in China?

I'd also like to know what defines a "white dude."
Posted 9/27/08

Cuddlebuns wrote:


dmitsuki wrote:


Cuddlebuns wrote:


dmitsuki wrote:

Cuddlebuns wrote:
People who are born in Africa then come to the U.S later in their lives are actually from Africa (kind of what I meant by "fully" African), so it makes more sense to call them African-Americans than people who's ancestors were forced to come here hundreds of years ago and can't even figure out what African country they are originally from. White Americans who's ancestors migrated here a long time ago don't really refer to themselves as Irish-American or Scottish-American or whatever country they came from, they're just called white or caucasian or American. Most of them don't really practice the same cultures and traditions or even speak the same language of their countries of origins. They were born and raised in American culture, so it doesn't make sense to group them with Irish or Scottish people who've recently moved to the U.S and are still holding on to their native cultures. The same can be said about black people.


Do you not know the difference between migrating and losing your culture from assimilation and being stuck on a boat and whipped half to death if you continued to practice your culture? Why the fuck would you want to identify with the same people who forced you to lose your culture in the first place? No, it wasn't a CHOICE, it was FORCE.


Well I know that, but many of us don't practice traditions from the African countries that our ancestors came from, we're still a part of American culture. No one forced me personally to lose touch with my African culture since it has been lost many generations ago, I've always known and always been a part of American culture, so I think it's safe to consider myself an American. If I or any other black person really wanted to, we could go to some random African country and become a part of their culture. But apparently not many of us are too offended about the treatment of our ancestors to do that.

Also, I don't see where I said anything about slaves choosing to come over here.

Wow, your completely missing the point. You just have fun being assimilated, or a white dude, you can be both or either I don't care.


Well what am I supposed to to? Hate all white people and express my black pride by wearing psuedo-African clothes that were probably made in China?

I'd also like to know what defines a "white dude."

Yes, of course, that's exactly what I'm telling you to do lawlz.
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my skin color is brownish-yelowish...^^ (half chinese, all filipino)
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my skin color is brownish-yelowish...^^ (half chinese, all filipino)


How can you be half of something and all of another? Are you really 1 and 1/2 people?
Posted 9/27/08
Color doesnt matter to me^_^I like aving dif. friends if all samee.tat would be oh so boring:D
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zaccPie wrote:

my skin color is brownish-yelowish...^^ (half chinese, all filipino)


How can you be half of something and all of another? Are you really 1 and 1/2 people?


Hahaa.I agree with cuddlebunsxDD

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Anybdy with blue with green skin colour?
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Im whatever color you want me to be.
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normal color. white but not pure white. just like beige
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oh I'm purple. (:
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