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Originally posted by Ming Ming wrote:

IA Jolie... depending on where you live dictates the acknowledgement. They didn't even act like it happened where I was...............


May I ask where that was? Just curious
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....I think the peoples of the americas tend to be especially proud of their ancestry and countries of origin and dont like being "lumped" so to speak...i guess that's where the Belizean was coming from....even Cubans make the distinction, yes?


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I know someone whose father is from Belize, mother from Honduras and she considers her self half Belizean/ half Honduran... both of her parents are black tho
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Originally posted by tatee tatee wrote:

i think MzCailiky's  reaction had a lot to do with her experience in Belize but everyone seems to be ignoring that part of her argument

Quote Go figure when I went to Belize they talked that "people from the states
think they have a monopoly on being Americans" Make up your mind. 



The connotation of being an African American changed after the Civil Rights movement. If being an AA only entailed being a black person of African descent in the Americas, everyone from Haiti to Long Island would fall under the belt. But it's understood by many that African Americans are those who are the descendants of North American slaves. It shouldn't be, but that's the perception.

And the people in Belize griping about the North American monopoly were most likely referring to North Americans thinking America=solely North America while forgetting that there are many other countries in the Americas.
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Lol jolie... take a guess.
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Originally posted by Ming Ming wrote:

I know someone whose father is from Belize, mother from Honduras and she considers her self half Belizean/ half Honduran... both of her parents are black tho


but isnt she correct.  black people are everywhere.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (4) Thanks(4)   Quote Sang Froid Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan 04 2014 at 4:15pm
I guess people would rather be referred to by their heritage instead of their nationality.
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Originally posted by Ming Ming wrote:

I know someone whose father is from Belize, mother from Honduras and she considers her self half Belizean/ half Honduran... both of her parents are black tho


Oh, sometimes it's just first-generation angst, not knowing how to define ourselves My dad is from Haiti, my mom from Guadeloupe and I born and raised in Canada. Yet my first reflex is to call myself Haitian. Can't logically explain why, but I don't usually identify as Canadian at all. I tend to say that I'm Haitian born in Canada, lol. When you think about it, I'm omitting Guadeloupe altogether and I don't directly refer to my Canadian nationality. But I know Im black and that I'm a descendant of slaves.
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I know for sure if i was in T&T for example, got mistaken for Trinidadian, and i had the opportunity to say Im not, i would....
so it doesnt matter if its US, Europe, etc...i dont want to be mistaken for what im not....
i dont think the Belizean was being extra or wanted to offend anyone.

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Originally posted by Ming Ming wrote:

Lol jolie... take a guess.


Dominican republic?
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