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Tigahhs97
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Why do Black Americans refer to themselves as African-Americans?
Africans sold them into bondage to white slavers.


windshieldman
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re: Why do Black Americans refer to themselves as African-Americans?
White liberals refer to them as "those colored folks"


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Rex Feral
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re: Why do Black Americans refer to themselves as African-Americans?
They don't. They say black. Only lame white people say African Americans.


Marciano1
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re: Why do Black Americans refer to themselves as African-Americans?
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They say black. Only lame white people say African Americans.

False


The1TrueTiger
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re: Why do Black Americans refer to themselves as African-Americans?
You’re implying that all black people refer to themselves as African-American, which is not the case. Did Native Americans call themselves Indians?


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Pianoman
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re: Why do Black Americans refer to themselves as African-Americans?
Because the term gives them special recognition rather than just American which should be what everyone who is a citizen is called. Ninety-nine percent of blacks have never even visited any country in Africa.
This post was edited on 9/15 at 11:14 am


The1TrueTiger
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re: Why do Black Americans refer to themselves as African-Americans?
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Because the term gives them special recognition rather than just American which should be what everyone who is a citizen is called.


This


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Wtodd
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re: Why do Black Americans refer to themselves as African-Americans?
It's a Gubmit approved name....Clinton started it.....a lot of black people love Gubmit approved shite.


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Frank Black
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re: Why do Black Americans refer to themselves as African-Americans?
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Why do Black Americans refer to themselves as African-Americans?
It's dumb, because what they really mean is "black" For example, they don't think Charlize Theron is an African American, even though she actually is. And the reason they say Charlize Theron is not an African American is that she's white. So why not just say black?

And what percentage of African Americans could even find the continent of Africa on a map? How many of them could name 5 countries in Africa? How many of them speak an African language?

That being said, I don't GAF what they call themselves, or what anybody else calls themselves for that matter, and I make an effort to call people by whatever name they like. Who GAF?
This post was edited on 9/15 at 11:23 am


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Rex Feral
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re: Why do Black Americans refer to themselves as African-Americans?
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They say black. Only lame white people say African Americans. False


Go one with your anecdotal evidence.


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TigahTeeth
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re: Why do Black Americans refer to themselves as African-Americans?
Because Democrats want to keep them separated in this country and blame the evil white Republicans for all their misfortunes. That way it’s easier to pander to them.


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ksayetiger
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re: Why do Black Americans refer to themselves as African-Americans?
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Ninety-nine percent of blacks have never even visited any country in Africa.




or any other country, period.


The1TrueTiger
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re: Why do Black Americans refer to themselves as African-Americans?
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Ninety-nine percent of blacks have never even visited any country in Africa.



or any other country, period.


How do you know this


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Gusoline
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re: Why do Black Americans refer to themselves as African-Americans?
Ive been to Djibouti. Makes me more of one than most.


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Taxing Authority
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Houston
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re: Why do Black Americans refer to themselves as African-Americans?
Beause "Black Americans" would be closer to unity. Honestly, we should just call them "Americans". No modifier needed. *THAT* would be inclusive.

I'll add... Actual African immigrants hate (misuse of) the term.


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Saint Alfonzo
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re: Why do Black Americans refer to themselves as African-Americans?
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False


Your false is false. Most of the black people I know refer to themselves as black.


Aristo
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Member since Jan 2007
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re: Why do Black Americans refer to themselves as African-Americans?
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They don't. They say black. Only lame white people say African Americans.




The second part of this statement is true. The other part needs a single word replaced.


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oogabooga68
Member since Nov 2018
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re: Why do Black Americans refer to themselves as African-Americans?
I refer to dark-skinned people by their NAME....(pats self on back while walking away)..........


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FATBOY TIGER
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re: Why do Black Americans refer to themselves as African-Americans?
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Africans sold them


True

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bondage to white slavers.


Half true


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BigJim
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Member since Jan 2010
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re: Why do Black Americans refer to themselves as African-Americans?
1. I don't know that all or even most of them do.
2. I think African-American came into fashion as other nationalities started hyphenating. So instead of being Italian or Polish people became Italian-American or Polish-American. Blacks could not really say there were Cameroon-American because most of them don't what their original country was (or what it would be in modern terms). So just the whole continent was used i.e. African-American.

It wasn't a divisive term. It was supposed to be term that honored where someone came from while noting we were all Americans.

But these things fall in and out of fashion.


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