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-Black
-African
-American


Black is my race. 
American is my nationality.
African is my heritage/ethnicity (but I usually say Nigerian).

And I don't really use or like the term African American, but I am African as well as an American... but it is commonly used in America (I don't think I've ever directly referred to myself as an African American actually...)


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He has me confused! But that's just me though because I would be so sarcastic with him.
 
If he ask you why do we consider ourseleves African American and why not just say American or Black.
 
What do he consider Barack Obama?
 
Black,African American,Or American otherwise why would Barack come up in his conversations?
 
I'm confused... He racist.
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Originally posted by Loveverythinghair Loveverythinghair wrote:

He has me confused! But that's just me though because I would be so sarcastic with him.
 

If he ask you why do we consider ourseleves African American and why not just say American or Black.

 

What do he consider Barack Obama?

 

Black,African American,Or American otherwise why would Barack come up in his conversations?

 

I'm confused... He racist.


Seriously most of them are...
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Originally posted by Huey_P_Sphinx Huey_P_Sphinx wrote:

Originally posted by MomeRath MomeRath wrote:

Tell him to mind his damn bizness and choke on sum dick


It's a work environment so I can't tell him that or I would get fired. I just nod my head and walk off.
This caucazoid mafukker even goes off on rants about everything black culture, rap music being about weed and bishes and why Barack Obama is a bad president, it's sad I have to listen to this crakkker all day. Angry


You listen to him all day because you let him.  Tell him what you think. You don't have to raise your voice or get down your high heels down to his level. Just tell him as it is.
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Originally posted by Aerie Aerie wrote:

I actually partially agree with what he's saying. 

Only partially, African Americans are just as much American as European Descended Americans, so we have every right to say we're just Americans rather than emphasis on the racial part. 

At the same time, I totally understand why people do, and that's really not his concern as to why. Unless he's just sincerely curious and wondering why, which doesn't sound like it. 

I'm not American, but I don't call myself African Canadian. I'm just Black, and Canadian. Two separate things to me. I don't let my race interfere with my Nationality. 

i feel the same way :|
i'm not an american, i just happen to live here -- but i am black. i find the term african-american to obsolete in many ways, though i do understand it's place. i just call black people who were born in the states americans and leave it at that. 

i think nationality, ethnicity and race are all different things that sometimes get muddled together.
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Originally posted by loveandpeace1984 loveandpeace1984 wrote:

Hebrew


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that is our ancestors home land before we were took away  
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Honestly I don't understand why he's allowed to have diarrhea of the mouth talking about a ton of things that are totally inappropriate for the work place but you have to bite your tongue. A simple "this is an inappropriate convo for the workplace" is IMO enough to let him know that you're tired of his ranting - and to let him know he's stepping on toes unnecessarily.

IMO I really don't care. Black, African American, for me personally, it's all the same - I'm more than a checkbox on the census. And for the record, I always check 2 or more races whenever I have to fill out any kind of profile just because I hate those things in general...

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...and because I identify with all of my ancestry.

You're co worker should be happy he didn't pull that mess with me, I'd have given him hell for all the "Native Americans" who came before me who "his people" disrespected, and who's culture his ancestors raped and pillaged. Angry I take issue with self righteous racists.


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