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Why do you consider yourself to be AFRICAN American?

Posted by on Mar. 28, 2013 at 10:11 AM
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I know I'm going to be bashed for this post but I'm curious... Why do you consider yourself to be African American? Have you ever been to Africa? Can you trace your blood line back to you African relatives?

I'm sure this doesn't apply to some people but most black Americans have never been to Africa and or have no knowledge of their African blood line. So why categorize yourself as "African"? 

Most of the Africans I know are either white or have a very fair complexion. 

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HanaJoii
by Member on Mar. 28, 2013 at 10:11 AM

Yes, I am black. 

ebbierowe
by Silver Member on Mar. 28, 2013 at 10:26 AM
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O_o I consider myself American. My husband's aunt and uncle are missionaries in Africa and based on their pictures most Africans there are my complexion or darker. Perhaps the people you know are from South Africa.

Either way non has to justify why they consider themselves anything.

I have traced my family back to the point where we were listed as freed slaves. It didn't say where we were from but being black and a slave narrows down the options imo.
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inmybizz
by Platinum Member on Mar. 28, 2013 at 10:30 AM
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 Calling Buns............

.Peaches.
by Le Chatte Noire on Mar. 28, 2013 at 10:31 AM
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Dude, is there going to be a full week of the fuggery??

Most Caucasians have never been to Asia either...doesn't stop them from checking that little box.

TrulyMicka
by Gold Member on Mar. 28, 2013 at 10:35 AM
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First off lemme say, HEY HUNNI BUNNI :)) long time no see...& never in here:))

Secondly...I say Black...but African American is whats on the ballot most of the time..im cool with checking that!!! Its a discussion that has been in this group over & over again...everyone has theirs reason why or why not!....All i wanna know is why does it have to be so damn technical...obviously everyone wont be pleased...how we got here was fucked up....our ancestors came over on a boat...straight from Africa...yes all the races has been mixed up not just Blacks...but I guess the majority whens...where did the blacks that first came to America come from Africa!! Like i have said before....as long as it aint Nigger..Black or AA is fine with me

.Peaches.
by Le Chatte Noire on Mar. 28, 2013 at 10:36 AM
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Quoting inmybizz:

 Calling Buns............

I wanna see what her and Tish gon' say too. And Dana.

Tish_Hughes
by on Mar. 28, 2013 at 10:41 AM
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Made sure I screen shot this right here. Why is this chick asking these dumb questions?


For the same reasons whites claim German, Italian, NATIVE AMERICAN, CHEROKEE to be exact. So we have to set for in Africa in order to know that's where our people came from? Can't have any kind of background, just American. While every body else is identifying with something, we can't cause we've never been to Africa.

I'm an American-proud one at that-with African roots. I don't care if my people came from Jamaica, Trinidad, Barbados, whatever, I'm still claiming Africa.
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leaniece
by Platinum Member on Mar. 28, 2013 at 10:41 AM
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Lol, we never had THIS question before!
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leaniece
by Platinum Member on Mar. 28, 2013 at 10:44 AM
I'm curious, what do u call yourself and why???
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inmybizz
by Platinum Member on Mar. 28, 2013 at 10:44 AM


Quoting .Peaches.:


Quoting inmybizz:

 Calling Buns............

I wanna see what her and Tish gon' say too. And Dana.

 Buns had a great answer when this same question was aked a few weeks ago..

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