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Old 10-13-2013, 04:26 PM   #1
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Default Can a white person be African American

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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Old 10-13-2013, 04:30 PM   #2
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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???
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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Old 10-13-2013, 05:09 PM   #3
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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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Old 10-13-2013, 05:10 PM   #4
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Can Chinese people be Japanese?




































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Old 10-13-2013, 05:16 PM   #5
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Default Re: Can a white person be African American

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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Old 10-13-2013, 05:24 PM   #6
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Old 10-13-2013, 06:02 PM   #7
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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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Old 10-13-2013, 06:46 PM   #8
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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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Old 10-13-2013, 06:47 PM   #9
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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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Old 10-13-2013, 07:34 PM   #10
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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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Old 10-13-2013, 07:47 PM   #11
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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.
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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Old 10-13-2013, 08:26 PM   #12
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clear skin americans not dark skin americans
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Old 10-13-2013, 08:27 PM   #13
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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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Old 10-13-2013, 11:26 PM   #14
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African American is specifically referring to black Americans. Not just anyone moving from Africa.
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Old 10-13-2013, 11:41 PM   #15
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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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