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When I was dating an African he said he noticed a number of similarities even things that I didn't realize.

Still after what has happened and the length of time that we've been away I think it's natural that we have spun our own little culture with some touch of influences from Africa
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Originally posted by naturesgift naturesgift wrote:

Originally posted by callmeDEva callmeDEva wrote:

Originally posted by naturesgift naturesgift wrote:

I am not really sure what you mean? Are you saying as an African American you don't feel like you have a culture? or are you saying that you don't feel any relation to your (*Nigerian friends) or whatever type of African when you are in their home or at the dinner table etc.


yes this.
Don't worry you would feel the same way at any other persons home (from another culture)


this is true. but the origins of our culture (AAs and Africans) are so closely related. it may be debatable to some, but we are from the same people. difference in tribes maybe, but tribal just the same.

if an African were to travel to the City of God in brazil, I don't believe they would feel as if they're in another persons home. or deal with culture shock. I don't think it would feel as foreign.
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Originally posted by naturesgift naturesgift wrote:

Originally posted by afrokock afrokock wrote:

Originally posted by naturesgift naturesgift wrote:

AA have culture: its in our faith/worship,food our music our style our hair, dance, our politics, our history etc.- there are somethings that you just can't take away
thats not in dispute

shes talking bout traceable cultural practices ... like the orisha beliefs in cuban culture the yoruba practices in south america etc
so you feel like AA have no traceable cultural practices?
no i didnt say that ..

the dozens has its roots in african culture for example,

also, the music..

but it goes beyond just wanting to identify traces of african culture and extends to accepting it
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I (an AA) had a Nigerian roommate and a Ghanian roommate and three white ones. All the white ones had their parents come in to help them move their stuff out at the end of the year. All the black parents stayed their ass in the car while we brought our things to the car. Lol
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I was going to say the way we worship (black church) for example has many African Traditions IMO! I know they are not all the same...
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Originally posted by jonesable jonesable wrote:

I grew up with strong culture influence s and slave culture being near Charleston the biggest port for slave delivery and a strong geechee Gullah culture.
A big part of Gullah culture was retaining as much of Africa as possible while coping with life in a new place hence the language mix, teachings,dress...

Me and my little sister were talking about it the other night .

Gullah culture was a very unique circumstance ... grateful for it

I've only seen a few clips but it seems very familiar to me.

OP look at clips of the gullah culture and you'll see more of the connections AAs would've had to Africa had racism not eradicated it through legalized, physical, social, economic brutality 




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Edited by naturesgift - Jul 27 2014 at 1:35pm
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the beats in our music reminds me of African drums

our flashy and sharp sense of fashion

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Originally posted by rickysrose rickysrose wrote:

Originally posted by jonesable jonesable wrote:

I grew up with strong culture influence s and slave culture being near Charleston the biggest port for slave delivery and a strong geechee Gullah culture.
A big part of Gullah culture was retaining as much of Africa as possible while coping with life in a new place hence the language mix, teachings,dress...

Me and my little sister were talking about it the other night .


Gullah culture was a very unique circumstance ... grateful for it

I've only seen a few clips but it seems very familiar to me.

OP look at clips of the gullah culture and you'll see more of the connections AAs would've had to Africa had racism not eradicated it through legalized, physical, social, economic brutality 





will do. i grew up in north carolina and have a friend who goes down there for memorial day weekend. he always talks about the food and how they talk.
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