Join the Meeting Place for Moms!
Talk to other moms, share advice, and have fun!

(minimum 6 characters)

african american?

why do you call yourself that? you are not from africa, you should just call yourself an american...since my ancestors are from germany does that make me a german american? no, it dosen't

 
Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 4:29 PM on Nov. 10, 2009 in Just for Fun

This question is closed.
Answers (12)
  • Race & Nationality are 2 different things.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:38 PM on Nov. 10, 2009

  • I don't call myself African American. Feel better?
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:31 PM on Nov. 10, 2009

  • ummm ok...
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:31 PM on Nov. 10, 2009

  • im american!
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:32 PM on Nov. 10, 2009

  • you should just not worry about it.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:32 PM on Nov. 10, 2009

  • i'm not being mean just don't get the "african" refrence ---op
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:33 PM on Nov. 10, 2009

  • My DH is ok with Black. I am white. But we are both American.
    louise2

    Answer by louise2 at 4:33 PM on Nov. 10, 2009

  • many african american, afro-american, blacks whatever dont even say they are african american for that reason
    I say Im black, well Im actually half black half white...I also dont use the term caucasion
    Im more simplistic I think

    but the history behind the reason is it went from
    Nigger, to Negro, to Black so many still feel offended by it.
    DomoniqueWS

    Answer by DomoniqueWS at 4:33 PM on Nov. 10, 2009

  • Well, coming from a mixed race, minority person (I am half Chinese and half Mexican), I get called out by people when I say I'm 'American.' I was born in California, and so were both my parents, but people just don't want to hear that you're American when they ask you 'what you are.' Some people won't take that for a correct answer. Only a minority person can understand that.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:36 PM on Nov. 10, 2009

  • I say african american cause i thought they requested it..i dont wish to offend anyone..guess i dont know what to say to refer to race..
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:52 PM on Nov. 10, 2009

Next question in Just for Fun
Ethnic Question

Next question overall (Babies (0-12 months))
Im scared...