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    Suppose a white guy from Africa and a white woman from Africa moved to America and had a baby wouldn't said baby be African American???

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    Quote Originally Posted by #number6ix#
    Suppose a white guy from Africa and a white woman from Africa moved to America and had a baby wouldn't said baby be African American???
    So basically a white south african couple moving to the US and having a kid?
    No one would consider them african american. African american is basically black people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MavsSuperFan
    So basically a white south african couple moving to the US and having a kid?
    No one would consider them african american. African american is basically black people.
    Or a white Zimbabwean or Kenyan.

    Yes they would be African America, but I can imagine idiotic teachers getting mad at you if you wrote that down on your SATs.

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    Yes.

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    You could call them that if you want but it won't mean the same thing to most people at all.

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    Yes.


    This post, dat avatar

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    No. That's why I don't use it. I just say black. I don't say Caucasian either; I say white.

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    Technically all humanity originated in Africa and spanned across the globe, so all American's are African American.

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    Quote Originally Posted by embersyc
    Technically all humanity originated in Africa and spanned across the globe, so all American's are African American.
    Tell that to half the nation and they'd kill themselves.

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    The weird bit is that even without considering white people Africa is still a pretty diverse place ethnically speaking. To name another group of people after an entire continent is kind of meaningless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by miller-time
    The weird bit is that even without considering white people Africa is still a pretty diverse place ethnically speaking. To name another group of people after an entire continent is kind of meaningless.
    Actually Africa is the most genetically diverse. It's funny but there are more genetic similarities between white people and certain sub-Saharan ethnic groups, than between different sub-Saharan ethnic groups among them.


    Racism does not make sense genetically speaking

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    Default Re: Can a white person be African American

    clear skin americans not dark skin americans

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    My grandmother and my great uncle Butch were born and raised on the island of Jamaica, even tho theyre white. When i tell people my grandmother is Jamaican they always react like

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    Default Re: Can a white person be African American

    African American is specifically referring to black Americans. Not just anyone moving from Africa.

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    Default Re: Can a white person be African American

    The answer is YES because his parents and ancestry were from Africa.



    However, I hate the labels of (insert country here)-Americans. You're either American by birth or by citizenship or you're not. Simple as that.

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