Can someone please tell me why black people are referred to as "African Americans"... If you are born in America, then your American... Whites are Caucasian... Yet have no American after it. Indians.. are Native American...When the land was theirs first... Does anyone else wonder about this?Answer Question
Answer by gdiamante at 5:11 AM on Nov. 9, 2008
Answer by AnnieMcD at 5:53 AM on Nov. 9, 2008
Answer by AnnieMcD at 6:12 AM on Nov. 9, 2008
Yes, that paragraph says "The first recorded Africans in British North America (the future United States) arrived in 1619 as indentured servants who settled in Jamestown, Virginia."Â That sentance doesn't say anything about them being called african-americans, just that they were African, and arrived in America.Â
And I don't know why you think I'm on a "Black power rampage" I am simply using the article YOU quoted to defeat your argument.Â The term came about in the 80's.Â That is what the phrase "in the 1980s the term African American was advanced" means.Â
I also understand that the slaves had some rights, and I never claimed that they were not fed or clothed, simply that they were not considered people. They were considered to be on par with cattle and other livestock.
I'm not sure what your issue with my answer is, but I knew it from the beginning, and CONFIRMED it with the article that you are misquoting.
Answer by AnnieMcD at 6:31 AM on Nov. 9, 2008
Answer by Xynyth at 6:59 AM on Nov. 9, 2008
Answer by Xynyth at 7:00 AM on Nov. 9, 2008
Answer by DusterMommy at 7:55 AM on Nov. 9, 2008
All these generalizations of African Americans are interesting. So is there an issue with 'black, negro..." We've been called many things in the history of this country. African American is who we are we stand on the backs of our ancestors just as Hispanic Americans stand on theirs and Chinese Americans stand on theirs. Why is African American such an issue. The problem to me seems not to be the title, but that this country stills sees separations based on ethnicity necessary. When you go to take a standard test the option is African American or black. African American is who I am, sadly it is all some people see when they look at me. The issue isn't the title, it is the constant separation in this country. P.S. lets be careful with these generilizations.
Answer by ayindemommy at 8:13 AM on Nov. 9, 2008
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