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African immigrants and African Americans

Posted by on Jan. 11, 2014 at 12:57 PM
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In another group, I read a reply by a white woman stating that black immigrants, especially the ones from Africa, "are much nicer and more motivated than African Americans." It seems as if she wanted African Americans to be more like their immigrant "counterparts." This brought to mind a doctor in a suburb very close to where I live. He was from Kenya had a strong oppositional opinion of American Blacks. There's a historical sense that black Americans are disrespected by immigrants.

My thought is that most all of the Africans that I know or have met are doing well, in very responsible positions and seem to be productive people. I don't know a lot of native Africans so I am only speaking of a very limited number of people. Does anyone have any insight into this?
by on Jan. 11, 2014 at 12:57 PM
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Mommy2Bri425
by Bronze Member on Jan. 11, 2014 at 1:15 PM
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I don't care about what those folks think.

DVS
by Gold Member on Jan. 11, 2014 at 1:45 PM
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Everyday huh??
afrocolombia
by Member on Jan. 11, 2014 at 1:54 PM
Quoting DVS: Everyday huh??
Pink.Sunshine.
by on Jan. 11, 2014 at 2:26 PM

neither do I, they can kiss off.

Quoting Mommy2Bri425:

I don't care about what those folks think.


 

leaniece
by Platinum Member on Jan. 11, 2014 at 3:42 PM
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My thoughts:
It's whites vs blacks....
Light AA vs dark AA....
NOW African immigrants vs AA

Can't we all just get along....
Hottmomma607
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OMG!!! Jax is gonna go off the deep end!! Even deeper! lol
Yesterday at 11:47 AM
by Group Mod - Trica on Jan. 11, 2014 at 4:14 PM
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IKR! I mean I can't judge American blacks against Africans! I haven't met every black American or Afircans! I know a few Africans and they put their pants on one leg at a time just like "African-Americans". Outside looking in(b/c of my diverse up bringing) I can't clearly judge blacks against, whites,Africans,Mexicans,etc. BECAUSE every race,every individual has their own struggles, own ups&downs,success,laziness. Whatever it may be? Its not race related.

Quoting leaniece: My thoughts:

It's whites vs blacks....

Light AA vs dark AA....

NOW African immigrants vs AA



Can't we all just get along....
ginene
by Gold Member on Jan. 11, 2014 at 4:16 PM
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Poor vs rich
Natural hair vs relaxed


Quoting leaniece: My thoughts:

It's whites vs blacks....

Light AA vs dark AA....

NOW African immigrants vs AA



Can't we all just get along....
ginene
by Gold Member on Jan. 11, 2014 at 4:18 PM
I like blue pens over black pens.

Quoting Hottmomma607: IKR! I mean I can't judge American blacks against Africans! I haven't met every black American or Afircans! I know a few Africans and they put their pants on one leg at a time just like "African-Americans". Outside looking in(b/c of my diverse up bringing) I can't clearly judge blacks against, whites,Africans,Mexicans,etc. BECAUSE every race,every individual has their own struggles, own ups&downs,success,laziness. Whatever it may be? Its not race related.



Quoting leaniece: My thoughts:


It's whites vs blacks....


Light AA vs dark AA....


NOW African immigrants vs AA





Can't we all just get along....
leaniece
by Platinum Member on Jan. 11, 2014 at 4:23 PM
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Exactly. It just gets a little draining, when we are constantly compared. All we can do is live our lives. There will always be someone that thinks we are inferior. As long as I know what's true, that's all that matters.

Quoting ginene: Poor vs rich

Natural hair vs relaxed





Quoting leaniece: My thoughts:


It's whites vs blacks....


Light AA vs dark AA....


NOW African immigrants vs AA





Can't we all just get along....
SiriSilasMom
by Kanyetta East on Jan. 11, 2014 at 4:25 PM
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Ugh
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