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Her first tweet was not wrong.  it's been established that African people's were in the America's (among other places) before the slave trade.  Not all black people's here come from slaves.  For whatever else she said..*shrugs*  If she sayin' she proud that someone in her lineage got raped...well....that's on her.
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Originally posted by coconess coconess wrote:

I'm always hearing africans (born in africa but came here) saying… 'you're not african american… I'm african american.." 

i don't get why this is so confusing and why there are so many different opinions on it… 

It isn't confusing.  I really don't understand why people get angry about all of this.  Wherever you are born that is your nationality.  I really think people in America make things too difficult.  If I were to go to Germany, would I see African Germans, Italian Germans, Hispanic Germans?  No, they would be German.  I do think people get race, nationality, and ethnicity confused and want to put people in groups where they are not.

She is silly if she thinks she is from the Caribbean and has no slavery background.  But if she was born there, she isn't an African American.  That seems pretty obvious to me.
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To be honest I think immigrants are not sure what they should be called when they move to the states.
If i didn't know that black is black is black i might have the same confusion too.

For example, some in America want to be called black only. While some don't mind AA. As if it made a difference to your heritage. while some argue that they are the only ones not being called just American, ex. Italian American, Irish American etc. so why be called AFRICAN American??

Then we have some Caribbean ppl who think they are from the Caribbean only. I noticed this with lots of Jamaicans (no shade to my JA massive) My Jamaican friend told me she doesn't like Africans and they annoy her and I said, at least you know you can be annoying..wit yo Afro-Jamaican ass.

Now me, I grew up knowing that Afro=black, And Caribbean/America=slavery.
So I never had this issue.

So when migration happens, sh*t can get a lil confused because there is ignorance on both sides.

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hmmm...

question, how are Indians referred to in the US? (not natives)
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Originally posted by newdiva1 newdiva1 wrote:

Her first tweet was not wrong.  it's been established that African people's were in the America's (among other places) before the slave trade.  Not all black people's here come from slaves.


what? There were no Blacks here. Natives, and I'm sure many dark-skinned (tainos,ciboney,  mayans, etc), but not peoples of African ancestry


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If she was born in the Caribbean, then there is nothing wrong with her saying she is not AA. HOWEVER,

1. most blacks in the Caribbean do come from slave lineage
2.  AA, Caribbean, Brazilian whatever, as long as you have ancestors of african descent, you  are BLACK

Well....that's how I see it as an islander. 

PS. We doh want her neither!
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She is stupid
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Originally posted by Wildfire Wildfire wrote:

Originally posted by newdiva1 newdiva1 wrote:

Her first tweet was not wrong.  it's been established that African people's were in the America's (among other places) before the slave trade.  Not all black people's here come from slaves.


what? There were no Blacks here. Natives, and I'm sure many dark-skinned (tainos,ciboney,  mayans, etc), but not peoples of African ancestry


that reminds of this really good doc i saw:

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^^*saves link*
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Since the entire planet was once one large landmass, Africans were likely on EVERY continent that was a part of that original landmass.

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