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BayouBlitz
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re: Why do Black Americans refer to themselves as African-Americans?
Italian Americans do the same.

Does that trigger you too?


DeltaTigerDelta
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re: Why do Black Americans refer to themselves as African-Americans?
In the 60’s it was Afro American and Negro. Who gets to decide? Who makes the rules?


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Tridentds
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re: Why do Black Americans refer to themselves as African-Americans?
Interesting OP subject question. I am fortunate enough to travel to over 45 countries and I have never heard anyone outside the U.S. use a African _______ . No African English, No African Norweigan, No African Dutch, No African German, etc...

Only in the U.S. or American born blacks.


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coachcrisp
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re: Why do Black Americans refer to themselves as African-Americans?
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Your false is false. Most of the black people I know refer to themselves as black.
When I've heard them talking among themselves, they use the word "ni**a" as much as any of the others.


AUauditor
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re: Why do Black Americans refer to themselves as African-Americans?
Sorry...but not all American slave owners were white, no matter what Dems/Leftist want one to believe.


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Plx1776
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re: Why do Black Americans refer to themselves as African-Americans?
Idk. I always found it weird as well.

Over 200 years ago some of my ancestors came from Ireland, but I don't call myself an Irish American. I'm just an American. I've nothing to do with Ireland, my parents, grandparents, great grandparents, great great grandparents have nothing to do with Ireland.

African Americans should be people who were born in Africa and immigrated to America.




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roadGator
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re: Why do Black Americans refer to themselves as African-Americans?
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Italian Americans


Africa

Vs

Italy

Dumbass

Why don’t Italian Americans call themselves European Americans.

Fag britches


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Bamafan24
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re: Why do Black Americans refer to themselves as African-Americans?
Black and African American are two different things.

African American is for blacks that can't trace there heritage back to other than Africa because they were sold into slavery.

Blacks are people who are basically descendants from people who know where they ancestors originated from.


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re: Why do Black Americans refer to themselves as African-Americans?
Just another way of being different. Democrats have got them where they want them.


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


Yes it was all black folks fault.

You know I see a disconnect between the war on drug and this take on slavery. The war on drugs as all about making it a serious crime to USE drugs, not just sell them. Being in possession was the problem as much as selling drugs. Yet the white slaver is somehow not as much to blame as the African who sold the slave. Here is a little fact....if there wasn't a market for slaves, if the white slaver did not exist, slavery in the United States would not have existed. Black folks could've gone about the African continent and rounded up every black person save one...and that one would have had a helluva mess on his hands if the white slaver hadn't BOUGHT human beings. And, coincidentally, if the white slave owner had not bought human beings from the white slave trader the black person holding a continents worth of human lives would have either been forced to kill em all, kill some, or release them all. But no, it was the black person rounding up slaves who was to blame for the evil of slavery. Hell, white folks were the real victims, right????


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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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Black and African American are two different things. African American is for blacks that can't trace there heritage back to other than Africa because they were sold into slavery. Blacks are people who are basically descendants from people who know where they ancestors originated from.


What?


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Zach
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re: Why do Black Americans refer to themselves as African-Americans?
I see it on TV but IRL discussions with me they say 'black.' Now the brown kids I knew in New Iberia preferred 'Muh-latta'. They were farmers and had money.


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roadGator
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re: Why do Black Americans refer to themselves as African-Americans?
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Yes it was all black folks fault.


No one said that you fricking dweeb, asshat.

What’s wrong with you? Seriously.


Saint Alfonzo
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re: Why do Black Americans refer to themselves as African-Americans?
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Yes it was all black folks fault. You know I see a disconnect between the war on drug and this take on slavery. The war on drugs as all about making it a serious crime to USE drugs, not just sell them. Being in possession was the problem as much as selling drugs. Yet the white slaver is somehow not as much to blame as the African who sold the slave. Here is a little fact....if there wasn't a market for slaves, if the white slaver did not exist, slavery in the United States would not have existed. Black folks could've gone about the African continent and rounded up every black person save one...and that one would have had a helluva mess on his hands if the white slaver hadn't BOUGHT human beings. And, coincidentally, if the white slave owner had not bought human beings from the white slave trader the black person holding a continents worth of human lives would have either been forced to kill em all, kill some, or release them all. But no, it was the black person rounding up slaves who was to blame for the evil of slavery. Hell, white folks were the real victims, right????


WTF are you blathering about? Try condensing that into something coherent.


Gtmodawg
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re: Why do Black Americans refer to themselves as African-Americans?
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Yes it was all black folks fault.


No one said that you fricking dweeb, asshat.

What’s wrong with you? Seriously.


So I was mistaken and no one was insinuating that black people were at least equally responsible for slavery?


Plx1776
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re: Why do Black Americans refer to themselves as African-Americans?
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if the white slaver did not exist, slavery in the United States would not have existed. 


If Africans didn't round up and sell African slaves for dirt cheap, the white slavers would not have bothered with them. Slavery would still exist in the United states, it's just that the slaves would be purchased from another area.. the slaves would probably be white, European peasants.

African slave traders didn't give other areas the chance to compete with them though. Because the Africans would gleefully round up countless other Africans and sell them.

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Gtmodawg
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re: Why do Black Americans refer to themselves as African-Americans?
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WTF are you blathering about? Try condensing that into something coherent.



Try this sport...some white folks thought it was acceptable to OWN human beings. Some black folks thought it was acceptable to SELL human beings. If no one was buying no one could be selling. Buying was the impetus for the entire institution...without the morally bankrupt christians owning the slave the savage non christian black person could not have sold the slave, at least not to white people.

Yes, black people are humans and as such some are pure evil. That being the case does not in any manner lessen the immorality inherent in owning another human being as property....at best the two are equally appalling....but the owner could, with a signature on a piece of paper, absolve themselves of their immoral action...in fact many did...for that very reason....but the majority did not.

This does not take into consideration that MANY of the black people who did indeed round up other blacks and sell them into a life of bondage did so because it was their family or someone else's family. Given the choice most weak humans would probably do what they could to protect them and theirs...and for the rare individual who did not their decision would have made zero difference...they would have been enslaved and so would as many as the white slaver could round up. It was the demand for an inherently evil and sinister "product" which was to blame, and that lies squarely on the shoulders of those white people who made the decision to own other human beings. Or anyone of any race who made that decision....


Flats
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re: Why do Black Americans refer to themselves as African-Americans?
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some white folks thought it was acceptable to OWN human beings. Some black folks thought it was acceptable to SELL human beings.


How do you sell something you don't own? This particular hair-splitting is at least unique and funny, though, so I hopes you expound on it.


concrete_tiger
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re: Why do Black Americans refer to themselves as African-Americans?
A great example to the end of the melting pot.

We are united, we are America!

NOPE... let's celebrate diversity and culture! Let's make sure EVERYONE really laser focuses on how we are different! Because people that don't share a common culture get along, history proves it!



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Gtmodawg
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re: Why do Black Americans refer to themselves as African-Americans?
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If Africans didn't round up and sell African slaves for dirt cheap, the white slavers would not have bothered with them. Slavery would still exist in the United states, it's just that the slaves would be purchased from another area.. the slaves would probably be white, European peasants.

African slave traders didn't give other areas the chance to compete with them though. Because the Africans would gleefully round up countless other Africans and sell them.


Riiiggggghhhhhtttttt....the landed gentry of Europe would have stood by idly, or willingly participated in, the wholesale rounding up and walking off of THEIR ENSLAVED WORK FORCE LOL. And then, people from the same place and station in Europe would have willfully forced people just like themselves, Christians almost to a certainty, into a life of bondage. All of a sudden European Aristocracy would have looked about and realized no one was doing the work to keep the place running and thought, those damned wiley Americans...dang their hides. Jesus h fricking christ in a hand basket.....


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