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#44 Jan 25, 2013
Bigsmoke wrote:
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Really? That's very odd.
Yeah, in 2nd and 3rd grade. It did not catch on though. My teacher was very afro centric too, but I think they did this in more than one school. We have kwanza here too, many AA's dont pracitice it, or know much about it, but some do.

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#45 Jan 25, 2013
MrAnderson9 wrote:
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That's crazy.. 80's or 90's?
The 80's. I think people were trying to push kwanza a lot at this time too, but I remember a lot of people talking about kwanza as well. Im between the ages 24-32, so this is not long ago

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#46 Jan 25, 2013
No offense, but why are people still considering mixed brazilians black? Those people are beyond mixed.

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#47 Jan 25, 2013
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I hear you but I'm sure it's down to pride and the fact that most black Africans can not relate to black Americans socially. Most groups seek to preserve their cultures I guess.
It's really only black populations like Black Brits where a significant amount are heavily influenced by Black Americans incorporating their subcultures into their own as they can relate socially as both are western, English speaking, racial minority in a predominately white country. Also Black Brits generally lack an identity as most claim to be Jamaican, Nigerian etc even though they've never been there and for those who grew up in the 1990s 90% of black people they saw on TV were black Americans.
Sadly the ones I talk of are influenced on the negative aspects of black American subcultures, the street subculture.
But things are changing and I wouldn't say Black Brits mimic Black Americans though.
Here, a lot of foreign people children do not speak their language! I heard that they try to encourage their kids to be american. I think philipinos are notorious for this. They want them to assimilate in american culture. A lot of kids, born of immigrant parents, do not know their full culture. Some have never been to their parents birth place of origin. I knew a few indians, same thing.
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#48 Jan 26, 2013
BROWNMAN20 wrote:
<quoted text>Here, a lot of foreign people children do not speak their language! I heard that they try to encourage their kids to be american. I think philipinos are notorious for this. They want them to assimilate in american culture. A lot of kids, born of immigrant parents, do not know their full culture. Some have never been to their parents birth place of origin. I knew a few indians, same thing.
That should be encouraged.

Integration over multiculturalism. When one migrates to another established country with an already established culture they should adopt that culture

Doing so will kill alienation and the clashing of cultures which can cause conflict.

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#49 Jan 26, 2013
It's funny how Black Americans love to diss other countries when they dont even rule America.

America is not a Black country so stop comparing it to Black countries,you are considered parasites and the worst community in America,America is a 1st world country so you get all the new technology,shit you cant even run Detroit and you cause white flight,get your own country then talk.

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#50 Jan 26, 2013
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''African Americans'' form the single largest black ethnic group in the world while the USA holds the 7th largest black population (black Americans).
You're Americans. Americans in general have little interest in other groups compared to other nationalities (eg British, French etc). An effect of being the sole superpower which alone holds 25% of human wealth in a country the size of a small continent. American society has grown to be kind of insular because of this to the point some come across as very ignorant thus such stereotypes as ''Stupid Americans'' arose as well as being highly arrogant of course.
Most black people do not look at black Americans for culture or to merge with otherwise black Africa (>80% black race) would already be at least westernized and less tribal which clearly isn't the case
Today it's mostly a significant percentage of urban black youths as well as all races of urban youths around the world who indulge in the ''Hip Hop'' subculture that's associated with black Americans for obvious reasons.
Observations
They live among a massive group of "rich" whites.
Those whites promote their country and it's citizens around the world.
That's why their culture is well known.
Also Hollywood exports American culture all around the world.
many people claim Jamaican culture and act Jamaican, because of reggae and Jamaica is small, poor and has only 2.7 million citizens.

The influence of AAs is understandable but much less of an achievement than what 2.7 million blacks in Jamaica have achieved around the world.

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#51 Jan 26, 2013
LivingInAmerica wrote:
It's funny how Black Americans love to diss other countries when they dont even rule America.
America is not a Black country so stop comparing it to Black countries,you are considered parasites and the worst community in America,America is a 1st world country so you get all the new technology,shit you cant even run Detroit and you cause white flight,get your own country then talk.
Why do AAs think black people around the world consider them to be equal participants in what the world knows as the USA?
We don't think AAs are equal to the white man in what America has achieved internationally.
We just think they are a group of blacks who live in a richest white receiving help from the largest group of rich white men on earth.
Up until a year ago I though only about 5 million blacks lived in America. they do not seem to be making the kin dof impact you would expect a 40 million group that has been living somewhere for 100s of years to make.

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#52 Jan 26, 2013
Bigsmoke wrote:
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Ethiopia and Kenya hold more black people but in regards to ethnic groups below nationality none contain an ethnic group larger than ''African Americans'' which is the single largest black ethnic group.
Also no other group has the financial help and promotion from 230 million whites sharing their borders.

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#53 Jan 26, 2013
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Very true. Black Americans definitely aren't as fascinated with other black cultures as they are with us. I think there was a push a while back to try and get black Americans more interested in other black cultures, but as you stated our culture is already too rich and diverse.
I lived in Texas as well, and loved the Mexican food. I agree, not interested in their culture in the slightest, but they have great food and beautiful women.
Believe it or not... And you probably noticed this in Texas as well, but black American culture is embraced by many Hispanics as well. Our culture definitely sets trends and is a world wide force of influence to be reckoned with.
Yes, because you're a large group living in America.
If they transported you to an Island in the Caribbean and separeated you from white people, you would be nothing.
You are influencial because you have the backing and support of American whites.
You have never stood on your own feet and relied on yoruselves without them.
Other black groups have to take care of themselves, promote themselves an clean up their own mess.
You don't and NEVER EVER have.

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#54 Jan 26, 2013
LivingInAmerica wrote:
It's funny how Black Americans love to diss other countries when they dont even rule America.
America is not a Black country so stop comparing it to Black countries,you are considered parasites and the worst community in America,America is a 1st world country so you get all the new technology,shit you cant even run Detroit and you cause white flight,get your own country then talk.
You're considered a parasite. Your lack of intelligence and backwards ideology makes it that way.

The pres is black.. Congress is full of blacks, the military is full of blacks. Successful intelligent people like myself make the rules in this country, not powerless bigots like you.

If that were the case than no way would there be a black man running this country.

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#55 Jan 26, 2013
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Also no other group has the financial help and promotion from 230 million whites sharing their borders.
There's more Mexicans here than black Americans, and they have their own country too, and their cultural influence isn't anywhere near black Americans.

You are surrounded by whites as well and have zero cultural influence worldwide.

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#56 Jan 26, 2013
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Why do AAs think black people around the world consider them to be equal participants in what the world knows as the USA?
We don't think AAs are equal to the white man in what America has achieved internationally.
We just think they are a group of blacks who live in a richest white receiving help from the largest group of rich white men on earth.
Up until a year ago I though only about 5 million blacks lived in America. they do not seem to be making the kin dof impact you would expect a 40 million group that has been living somewhere for 100s of years to make.
Your thoughts are all meaningless. You can't even produce a movie that gets world wide acceptance.

Produce 1 movie between the millions of you all, and your opinion may slowly start to matter.

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#57 Jan 26, 2013
90% of the racist comments on the internet are directed at Black Americans it juts shows how much people love you.

And your president is half-African,not half-African American,you talk shit about other people like you're perfect when you're the biggest criminals in America.

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#58 Jan 26, 2013
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90% of the racist comments on the internet are directed at Black Americans it juts shows how much people love you.
And your president is half-African,not half-African American,you talk shit about other people like you're perfect when you're the biggest criminals in America.
Lady that's because the majority of the racists comments on the internet are made by white American bigots.

You're just proving the other lady's theory incorrect as well by showing that black Americans were able rise of above the bigotry even in the face of racism to be a world wide cultural influence.

And mrs, nobody said black Americans are perfect. That is your insecurity giving you these ridiculous ideas, not my posts.

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#59 Jan 26, 2013
MrAnderson9 wrote:
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Your thoughts are all meaningless. You can't even produce a movie that gets world wide acceptance.
Produce 1 movie between the millions of you all, and your opinion may slowly start to matter.
There are 2 million of us and we have produced some wonderful movies.
AAs and UK born Brits are like children compared to blacks surviving in Black majority-black ruled nations.
You focus inwards as a child would do.
The blacks around the world who focus on you, they do not allow your culture to dominate theirs, your culture offers them entertainment and relief from the tough realities of living in a Black country... be it Barbados, Ghana, Jamaica or Congo.
Listen to the iconic African American Anthem and think about the IRONY Anderson.


Every day Haitians get up and fight the power.
Congolese Fight The Power.
Jamaicans Fight The Power.
Batians Fight The Power.
Ghanaians fight The Power.
Kenyans Fight The Power.
Angolans Fight The Power.
Trinis Fight The Power.

But the one group of Blacks who will NEVER fight the power.
The one group of blacks who are PART of the POWER and who are supported, promoted and are citizens of the power is YOU GUYS!
Americans.
Blacks all over the world have to compete with the super power which is the USA.
Why doesn't Ghana demand DNA testing of the 40 million AAs to find out which ones were stolen from Ghana, so that Ghana can be compensated for lost citizen and all the riches America made off the backs of enslaved Ghanaians?
Ghana would be anihilated, economically, globally, politically and physically if they ever messed with the 230 million whites in America!
Same with the Congolese, and the Igbos of Nigeria
you don't seem to understand that most black men on Earth have to compete with the power.
You don't :)
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#60 Jan 26, 2013
Shalimarr wrote:
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They live among a massive group of "rich" whites.
Those whites promote their country and it's citizens around the world.
That's why their culture is well known.
Also Hollywood exports American culture all around the world.
many people claim Jamaican culture and act Jamaican, because of reggae and Jamaica is small, poor and has only 2.7 million citizens.
The influence of AAs is understandable but much less of an achievement than what 2.7 million blacks in Jamaica have achieved around the world.
Shalimarr wrote:
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Also no other group has the financial help and promotion from 230 million whites sharing their borders.
You're giving ''whites'' to much credit here.

In all Americans during the last century have had it very easy including their minority black population regardless of the issues they faced eg racial discrimination. This is due to the events which took place during the 20th century, not race.

America gained heavily from the fall of the Ottoman, British, French etc empires and most importantly WWII.

While Europe, East Asia were recovering and rebuilding from the devastation of WWII & while Africa was suffering from sheer incompetent leaders using economies like personal banks and along with most of East Asia and Latin America having crucial strings being pulled during the Cold War the USA was making mad money from all of this. So much money they could waste on pointless missions to the Moon and build up huge debts they're only now starting to get concerned about. So they had so much money to spend on other things like their entertainment industry where black Americans simply came out as the best entertainers.

The 1990s was the peak of the American economy as the Soviet Union collapsed and they were now and to date the sole single superpower. But things are rapidly changing in the form of China, Islamic Jihad etc.
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#61 Jan 26, 2013
MrAnderson9 wrote:
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You're considered a parasite. Your lack of intelligence and backwards ideology makes it that way.
The pres is black.. Congress is full of blacks, the military is full of blacks. Successful intelligent people like myself make the rules in this country, not powerless bigots like you.
If that were the case than no way would there be a black man running this country.
The President isn't a traditional African American. He is the product of a Kenyan man and a White woman. I mean there are no Black Senators except ONE that was nominated by the governor to fill in for a leaving White Senator. Of course you are going to have Congressmen/Women.

But at the end of the day, you really don't have much influence. Everything was given to you and yet, you want to sit here and think you are some worshiped group. Seriously, if it wasn't for Rap Music and Basketball players, what possible influence do you have?

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#62 Jan 26, 2013
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There are 2 million of us and we have produced some wonderful movies.
AAs and UK born Brits are like children compared to blacks surviving in Black majority-black ruled nations.
You focus inwards as a child would do.
The blacks around the world who focus on you, they do not allow your culture to dominate theirs, your culture offers them entertainment and relief from the tough realities of living in a Black country... be it Barbados, Ghana, Jamaica or Congo.
Listen to the iconic African American Anthem and think about the IRONY Anderson.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =8PaoLy7PHwkXX
Every day Haitians get up and fight the power.
Congolese Fight The Power.
Jamaicans Fight The Power.
Batians Fight The Power.
Ghanaians fight The Power.
Kenyans Fight The Power.
Angolans Fight The Power.
Trinis Fight The Power.
But the one group of Blacks who will NEVER fight the power.
The one group of blacks who are PART of the POWER and who are supported, promoted and are citizens of the power is YOU GUYS!
Americans.
Blacks all over the world have to compete with the super power which is the USA.
Why doesn't Ghana demand DNA testing of the 40 million AAs to find out which ones were stolen from Ghana, so that Ghana can be compensated for lost citizen and all the riches America made off the backs of enslaved Ghanaians?
Ghana would be anihilated, economically, globally, politically and physically if they ever messed with the 230 million whites in America!
Same with the Congolese, and the Igbos of Nigeria
you don't seem to understand that most black men on Earth have to compete with the power.
You don't :)
No wonder your ex left you. You have the mind of a child.

None of the blacks you listed fight American whites.. And never have.

The ONLY blacks you listed that fight American whites are Black Americans. We couldn't not fight if we wanted to. We don't have the option. Our only option since arriving in America has been fight or die.

And millions of black americans have died, and we are still fighting a racist establishment that still has a stronghold on may of our american people. We had the bloodiest slave revolts known to man.. And even more blood shed after slavery.

The problem with the places you listed isn't America, it's their own fcked up internal politics.
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#63 Jan 26, 2013
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<quoted text>AA culture is a little more diverse than other groups imo which is why I prefer it more than others. From 1st grade to 11th grade the majority of people I lived around were Mexican-Americans, save for food(obviously lol) I didn't really have an affinity for the rest their culture. The reason I believe this was, my family would frequently visit our extended family in central/east Texas(Dad) and Louisiana(Mom) and that part of my family (moms especially) are rooted in AA culture.

IR means interracial, so no. Although I bet it could feel like one if the non-AA "Black" person isn't Americanized.
It is more about the American than say black American. Everyone around the world wants to come to America, experience the American life, the mass opportunity, it is not strange that the worlds most famous people are American as a whole and not just black American. So it has more to do with American. There was a point in history where the Egyptian were dominant culture, Greece, Romans, not long ago it was the British. Look everywhere around the world and u see some kind of English culture. Even the great us of a.

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