The Real Reason Black Americans are m...
Sadbuttrue

Arlington, VA

#26 Feb 1, 2012
BROWNMAN20 wrote:
<quoted text>I get the mixed question too, you dont even know what the hell I look like fully. You have not seen my hair, only a dreaded outline of my appearance. You will never see a full face shot of me, never. Its not even worth it on topix. You are the capeveredean african, worry about your own people.
You look African! lmao

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#27 Feb 1, 2012
This is a weird conversation. No matter how African or African-American your appearance is, there will always be someone who thinks you're hot and another who thinks you're not!

“The Love Below”

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ATL

#28 Feb 1, 2012
Im proud of my African ancestry, I could care less what I look like.
Sadbuttrue

Arlington, VA

#30 Feb 1, 2012
trak660 wrote:
This is a weird conversation. No matter how African or African-American your appearance is, there will always be someone who thinks you're hot and another who thinks you're not!
I didn't say that........there are some pretty Africans so that's a lie!
chaos411

Gaborone, Botswana

#31 Feb 1, 2012
BLACK AMERICAN PRINCE wrote:
I have been talking to a lot of Africans lately and one thingthat seems to always come up is the differences between Africans and American blacks. Of course there are the cultural reasons like food, clothing, mannerisms, etc but when it comes down to discussing the genetic differences. Whenever I politely point out that there is a subtle, yet noticeable and important difference between us and them they always get defensive, and when I point out the fact that most people (who aren't African) find us (and other diaspora blacks) more attractive they get downright angry, claiming that this isn't true and that there is no difference between us and them.
I thought it was something I only noticed among a few people, but when I got curious and looked it up on the Internet I saw dozens of discussions involving pathetic Africans trying to convince the world that they are "just as attractive" and that there is "no difference". Pfft. I feel it's necessary to break down the physical differences, as I see them, and I'm just wondering if anyone else has noticed these differences too:
1. We are a unique mix of about a dozen different west African groups, with a dash of European averaging %15. Of course we are going to look different.
2. We have, on average, lighter skin than Africans. About 20% of us are lightskinned, 60% are a medium shade of caramel or cinnamon brown skinned, and about 20% of us are dark-skinned or African-colored. These last 20% tend to get made fun of and are considered unattractive in the African American community. Personally, I would say they don't look like "real" African Americans, or at least they don't fit the quintessential look we have going.
3. We have softer features. African Americans tend to have more medium sized noses as opposed to the pinched, bird beak noses of whites and the bulbous, sausage noses of pure West Africans. We also tend to have normal sized foreheads and full lips that sit well on our faces (think Meagan Goode or Gabrielle Beauvais) as opposed to oversized lips that are spread across our face and disproportionate to the rest of our features. Generally this creates a more "moderate" African look (or what one might call "the African American look") that you see on TV shows and on the hottest young black stars (think Trey Songz, Chris Brown, Tristan Wilds, etc).
4. We have more moderate bone structure. Our faces tend to be slimmer and softer as opposed to the robust, bulging cheekbones and foreheads of Africans. This is why most Africans are considered extreme looking while AA's are not.
5. We tend to have better body types. We tend to be taller and less squat/stocky. Now don't get me wrong, a lot of AAs have that short stocky body type but they are a far smaller minority than the amount of Africans who do.
you do know that points number 3-5 apply more to Southern Africans more than they do to African Americans right? you do know that there are entire tribes in Africa that have a higher proportion of lighter skinned people than America right. off the top of my head I can think of 3 such tribes in Southern Africa - Xhosa, KhoiSan and Bakgalagadi and maybe even Swazi or Tswana. If a typical Xhosa man like Mandela walked through the streets of America would you really know he's African if you didn't know who Mandela was..infact, if an african american like yourself were to visit South Africa, do you really believe your 'African American features' would stand out..the way you dress, carry yourself, and talk maybe but your features wouldn't stand out. For goddness' sake people from Southern Africa don't look like people from the Horn, who don't look like West Africans who don't look like East Africans who don't look like North Africans. what are African features?..and if the people of my tribe do not have those features (cos they don't) you've describe as being african does that mean my tribe is not African? you're clearly looking for attention...
Sadbuttrue

Arlington, VA

#32 Feb 1, 2012
BROWNMAN20 wrote:
Im proud of my African ancestry, I could care less what I look like.
So why do you and MACEO always claimed to be mixed?

I get the inpression that your ashamed!

I Black girl that no longer works with MACEO said he was going around showing pictures of his Cousins Mixed Race kids from South Carolina and said he married a White woman that's why hes kids are pretty!

She said she was never so insulted in her entire life! She couldn't believe he did that BS!

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#33 Feb 1, 2012
Sadbuttrue wrote:
<quoted text>I didn't say that........there are some pretty Africans so that's a lie!
My comment was in response to the whole conversation, not your post.
There are beatuiful people from all corners of the Earth, and this certainly includes Africa.
My point is that whether someone is considered attractive or not is a matter of the admirer's personal preference.
Threads like these remind me of this song by the great rapper, Del Tha Funkee Homosapien:
Sadbuttrue

Arlington, VA

#35 Feb 1, 2012
trak660-MACEO wrote:
<quoted text>
My comment was in response to the whole conversation, not your post.
I rather see Black men come together collectively to change your plight around rather than hear about some sick White male when 85% of White men own the wealth, take care of their kids, and give money to Black folks and Africans!

Let me know when Black men will do something good for Black boys there own flesh and blood?

Instead they rather let them line the jails and say its Black women's fault..........there suppose to handle everything! These Bytches are suppose to take care of us until we go to the Grave and we are not to do anything for Black women and children because our fathers weren't there for us!

We are like Jay-Z All Black women are bytches because I didn't have a Father! I don't howw have to respect women because those men around me didn't respect women either and treat women like bytches and hoes too!

Ive never heard any man of any race say this about their women; only Black men!

Not one man of another race!
Sadbuttrue

Arlington, VA

#36 Feb 1, 2012
trak660-maceo wrote:
<quoted text>
My comment was in response to the whole conversation, not your post.
I get the inpression that your ashamed!

A Black girl that no longer works with MACEO said he was going around showing pictures of his Cousins Mixed Race kids from South Carolina and said his cousin married a White woman that's why hes kids are pretty!

Black kids by Black women are ugly! lmao

Self destructive!

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#37 Feb 1, 2012
Sadbuttrue wrote:
<quoted text>I get the inpression that your ashamed!
I get the impression that you are a troll! lol

“just truce please!”

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#38 Feb 1, 2012
BROWNMAN20 wrote:
Im proud of my African ancestry, I could care less what I look like.
EXACTLY-
:D
black american pride!

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bamako,mali

#39 Feb 1, 2012
speak-it wrote:
This dude is so busy trying to be mixed he had to put this "information" out there lol your black dude and people are going to see you as African no matter what shade your really going to claim 15% white dna lol really
blck american prince is obsessed with the look are you gay?since nobody is asking you the question so does I,are serious you're starring at men all the just hope you don't drule on chris brown's pic p......Sounding like a clueless psychotic ol' byathch why don't you go shopping at maybeline and let us men talk it out pls,
sorry but you're a bit superficial to be virile
Unique2

Macon, GA

#40 Feb 1, 2012
BLACK AMERICAN PRINCE wrote:
I have been talking to a lot of Africans lately and one thingthat seems to always come up is the differences between Africans and American blacks. Of course there are the cultural reasons like food, clothing, mannerisms, etc but when it comes down to discussing the genetic differences. Whenever I politely point out that there is a subtle, yet noticeable and important difference between us and them they always get defensive, and when I point out the fact that most people (who aren't African) find us (and other diaspora blacks) more attractive they get downright angry, claiming that this isn't true and that there is no difference between us and them.
I thought it was something I only noticed among a few people, but when I got curious and looked it up on the Internet I saw dozens of discussions involving pathetic Africans trying to convince the world that they are "just as attractive" and that there is "no difference". Pfft. I feel it's necessary to break down the physical differences, as I see them, and I'm just wondering if anyone else has noticed these differences too:
1. We are a unique mix of about a dozen different west African groups, with a dash of European averaging %15. Of course we are going to look different.
2. We have, on average, lighter skin than Africans. About 20% of us are lightskinned, 60% are a medium shade of caramel or cinnamon brown skinned, and about 20% of us are dark-skinned or African-colored. These last 20% tend to get made fun of and are considered unattractive in the African American community. Personally, I would say they don't look like "real" African Americans, or at least they don't fit the quintessential look we have going.
3. We have softer features. African Americans tend to have more medium sized noses as opposed to the pinched, bird beak noses of whites and the bulbous, sausage noses of pure West Africans. We also tend to have normal sized foreheads and full lips that sit well on our faces (think Meagan Goode or Gabrielle Beauvais) as opposed to oversized lips that are spread across our face and disproportionate to the rest of our features. Generally this creates a more "moderate" African look (or what one might call "the African American look") that you see on TV shows and on the hottest young black stars (think Trey Songz, Chris Brown, Tristan Wilds, etc).
4. We have more moderate bone structure. Our faces tend to be slimmer and softer as opposed to the robust, bulging cheekbones and foreheads of Africans. This is why most Africans are considered extreme looking while AA's are not.
5. We tend to have better body types. We tend to be taller and less squat/stocky. Now don't get me wrong, a lot of AAs have that short stocky body type but they are a far smaller minority than the amount of Africans who do.
I've noticed these things as well. Good observation, interesting thread.
ashanti king

United States

#41 Feb 1, 2012
Unique2 wrote:
<quoted text>I've noticed these things as well. Good observation, interesting thread.
Why are u guys so obsessed with Africans. You are handsome and more attractive so why bother us. I can see what being more attractive has brought you and your people. Please if you don't have anything better I suggest, u shut your filthy mouth.
candaycoated

Wichita, KS

#42 Feb 1, 2012
I've actually seen some better looking africans than african americans and I'm speaking as an african american woman.It's about your genes and how you take care of yourself.African amercicans need to stop acting like they are superior over africans because africans are doing better in the U.S than us.They get treated better also and african americans are jealous of this.I sometimes wish I was a pure african I'm not proud of my slave background.I honestly think it's embarrassing.

I can't blame Africans for for hating african americans cause african americans are not prospering like they should be to be so proud to be black and strong.

“not easily broken.......... ...”

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#43 Feb 1, 2012
Black Americans stop making yourselves feel better by trying to compare yourselves to us Africans....and meanwhile by claiming that you are better looking than us because you are mix, you are admitting that whites are better looking and have better genes than blacks...so next time they say blacks are the least attractive...don't go screaming your lungs out....you have just proven it that deep down you believe it too!!

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Since: Apr 10

Gabon

#44 Feb 1, 2012
THE difference btwn us (blacks Africans )and the blacks Americans depends on the admixture.If it was us who got our ancestors brought to USA to be mixed with others races like you.we should look just like you look today.I will give you an advice:tell your whole people to not date out during 150 years and you will look at the result(if you are still alive lol):you will bring back the African/black American community in her entire and original look..you will be like those blacks Africans you still see at the tv.SOMALIS and ethiopians are called blacks Africans but don't look like us because of the admixture of others races's blood in them.YOU don't need to be professor or bachelor to understand that.

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Since: Apr 10

Gabon

#45 Feb 1, 2012
legally_black101 wrote:
Black Americans stop making yourselves feel better by trying to compare yourselves to us Africans....and meanwhile by claiming that you are better looking than us because you are mix, you are admitting that whites are better looking and have better genes than blacks...so next time they say blacks are the least attractive...don't go screaming your lungs out....you have just proven it that deep down you believe it too!!
they are following a way kinda like:if I make(myself) some babies with a white woman,they will look better than if I make them with a full black woman...I think that's the way they think and go.

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Since: Apr 10

Gabon

#46 Feb 1, 2012
BTWN I have noticed some real resemblances btwn us (blacks Africans) and blacks like haitians,jamaicans,and certain Afro-cubans and Afro-brazilians,etc...I guess if the AA are proud to be blacks,they should try to stand focused on how to do to keep their community black because the way they go make me think about a future hybrid community that will call herself "black".

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Since: Apr 10

Gabon

#47 Feb 1, 2012
I don't hate the AA.BUT you need to remember one thing:when your ancestors went the first time there in America,they looked 100 percent like many of us then if you love your ancestors,you must know that to look like them,you must not be mixed then stop to put the admixture's benefices over the original blacks features.my slogan,I'm a black man and i'm proud of that,even though the entire world hate me...follow this notice,black people.

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