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Originally posted by JoliePoufiasse JoliePoufiasse wrote:

Originally posted by eanaj5 eanaj5 wrote:

Originally posted by tatee tatee wrote:

Originally posted by Wildfire Wildfire wrote:

<font "#996600"""="" color="">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.



when i was in europe this guy asked me where i was from and i said america and he so no your not american youre  from afrique.  i smiled and took it. hell i was proud.  no ones ever said that to me before.

i would have been annoyed that he had the nerve to ask me then correct me as if he knew me. Also, he probably has the idea that "only whites can be american".<----- I hate that sht Sleepy
SN: not to sht on ur proud moment that is Embarrassed


What's funny about that, though, is that he wasn't trying to compliment you. Lots of Europeans (especially France) think of AAs in more flattering terms than Africans or West Indians. That is definitely the case in France. By telling you that no you're from Afrique, he was actually trying to knock you down a peg.
The French think of AA's as westernized blacks, as more white than black, actually.


girl i get it but you cant knock me by calling me african...ever


LOL, you and I know that. But these imbeciles are seeing you through their own stupid hierarchy
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You know, I actually heard some reporter from the BBC describing blacks in Britain as African American. I was like wtf?
I've also an American reporter call Naomi Campbell African American, which was really bizarre as well


...and this is why I (and the Belizean guy probably) go out of our way to correct people about our cultural identity. White people like to generalize the black race as some monolithic community. As though we speak the same languages, eat the same foods, and have the same culture because we are black. When its them though, they love to highlight the differences.   Its insulting. You can't determine who I am by just looking at me.

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Originally posted by JoliePoufiasse JoliePoufiasse wrote:



You know, I actually heard some reporter from the BBC describing blacks in Britain as African American. I was like wtf?
I've also an American reporter call Naomi Campbell African American, which was really bizarre as well


...and this is why I (and the Belizean guy probably) go out of our way to correct people about our cultural identity. White people like to generalize the black race as some monolithic community. As though we speak the same languages, eat the same foods, and have the same culture because we are black. When its them though, they love to highlight the differences.   Its insulting. You can determine who I am by just looking at me.

lol, i do this to white people sometimes.  American White person: "Oh im german, irish and have some polish in me too."
Me: "oh, so you're white?"
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You know, I actually heard some reporter from the BBC describing blacks in Britain as African American. I was like wtf?
I've also an American reporter call Naomi Campbell African American, which was really bizarre as well


...and this is why I (and the Belizean guy probably) go out of our way to correct people about our cultural identity. White people like to generalize the black race as some monolithic community. As though we speak the same languages, eat the same foods, and have the same culture because we are black. When its them though, they love to highlight the differences.   Its insulting. You can determine who I am by just looking at me.

lol, i do this to white people sometimes.  American White person: "Oh im german, irish and have some polish in me too."
Me: "oh, so you're white?"


i do this to jewish and italians all the time. LOL they stay tryna distinguish themselves and im like nah son you white.
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Originally posted by tatee tatee wrote:

Originally posted by eanaj5 eanaj5 wrote:

Originally posted by uppitynegroid uppitynegroid wrote:

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You know, I actually heard some reporter from the BBC describing blacks in Britain as African American. I was like wtf?
I've also an American reporter call Naomi Campbell African American, which was really bizarre as well


...and this is why I (and the Belizean guy probably) go out of our way to correct people about our cultural identity. White people like to generalize the black race as some monolithic community. As though we speak the same languages, eat the same foods, and have the same culture because we are black. When its them though, they love to highlight the differences.   Its insulting. You can determine who I am by just looking at me.

lol, i do this to white people sometimes.  American White person: "Oh im german, irish and have some polish in me too."
Me: "oh, so you're white?"


i do this to jewish and italians all the time. LOL they stay tryna distinguish themselves and im like nah son you white.


Actually it depends on what type of jews and if they are northern Italians or southern Italians. Most Italians in North America are Sicilians. I grew up in an Italian neighborhood and I actually love to remind them of their Moorish blood, because it drives them nuts. Some of them walking around with afros, pssst.... I'm careful who I do it to, though cause my old neighborhood is mafia controlled , lol. You piss off the wrong person, you might end up being cast in concrete
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Originally posted by JoliePoufiasse JoliePoufiasse wrote:

Originally posted by tatee tatee wrote:

Originally posted by eanaj5 eanaj5 wrote:

Originally posted by uppitynegroid uppitynegroid wrote:

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You know, I actually heard some reporter from the BBC describing blacks in Britain as African American. I was like wtf?
I've also an American reporter call Naomi Campbell African American, which was really bizarre as well


...and this is why I (and the Belizean guy probably) go out of our way to correct people about our cultural identity. White people like to generalize the black race as some monolithic community. As though we speak the same languages, eat the same foods, and have the same culture because we are black. When its them though, they love to highlight the differences.   Its insulting. You can determine who I am by just looking at me.

lol, i do this to white people sometimes.  American White person: "Oh im german, irish and have some polish in me too."
Me: "oh, so you're white?"


i do this to jewish and italians all the time. LOL they stay tryna distinguish themselves and im like nah son you white.


Actually it depends on what type of jews and if they are northern Italians or southern Italians. Most Italians in North America are Sicilians. I grew up in an Italian neighborhood and I actually love to remind them of their Moorish blood, because it drives them nuts. Some of them walking around with afros, pssst.... I'm careful who I do it to, though cause my old neighborhood is mafia controlled , lol. You piss off the wrong person, you might end up being cast in concrete

girl im in jersey land of jews and italians.  aint no different.  you act white you are white.  the most racist people ive ever met in my life were italians.  claim them fools if you want to.
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Originally posted by tatee tatee wrote:

Originally posted by JoliePoufiasse JoliePoufiasse wrote:

Originally posted by tatee tatee wrote:

Originally posted by eanaj5 eanaj5 wrote:

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You know, I actually heard some reporter from the BBC describing blacks in Britain as African American. I was like wtf?
I've also an American reporter call Naomi Campbell African American, which was really bizarre as well


...and this is why I (and the Belizean guy probably) go out of our way to correct people about our cultural identity. White people like to generalize the black race as some monolithic community. As though we speak the same languages, eat the same foods, and have the same culture because we are black. When its them though, they love to highlight the differences.   Its insulting. You can determine who I am by just looking at me.

lol, i do this to white people sometimes.  American White person: "Oh im german, irish and have some polish in me too."
Me: "oh, so you're white?"


i do this to jewish and italians all the time. LOL they stay tryna distinguish themselves and im like nah son you white.


Actually it depends on what type of jews and if they are northern Italians or southern Italians. Most Italians in North America are Sicilians. I grew up in an Italian neighborhood and I actually love to remind them of their Moorish blood, because it drives them nuts. Some of them walking around with afros, pssst.... I'm careful who I do it to, though cause my old neighborhood is mafia controlled , lol. You piss off the wrong person, you might end up being cast in concrete

girl im in jersey land of jews and italians.  aint no different.  you act white you are white.  the most racist people ive ever met in my life were italians.  claim them fools if you want to.


Girl, I ain't claiming them, they racist as fcuk, I grew up around them. I only do it because it pisses them off and I know they can't tolerate the very idea. I know they think of themselves as white and benefit from white privilege.

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It's really not that serious to go out of your way to correct somebody for calling you African American...

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It's really not that serious to go out of your way to correct somebody for calling you African American...



It really depends in what spirit it is done, his attitude and all. I can usually tell when it's just a means to assert their ancestry as opposed to some confused negro who reflects black in the mirror but think he's white and looks down on AAs and or thinks Africa is something to be ashamed of.
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Originally posted by JoliePoufiasse JoliePoufiasse wrote:

Originally posted by Oladunni Oladunni wrote:

It's really not that serious to go out of your way to correct somebody for calling you African American...



It really depends in what spirit it is done, his attitude and all. I can usually tell when it's just a means to assert their ancestry as opposed to some confused negro who reflects black in the mirror but think he's white and looks down on AAs and or thinks Africa is something to be ashamed of.

yea true...
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