Black populations larger than Black A...
ashanti king

United States

#1658 Feb 10, 2013
Bakari Neferu wrote:
<quoted text>I can definitely attest to this.

Regardless of the region they originate, practically all the Africans I've met were very friendly, and usually very easy to converse with.

But I guess that's just because I like to talk about Africa and most AA's don't.
Exactly, the easiest way to start a conversation with someone is to find out about them, which a lot of groups do instead of going by the stereotype that they see on TV. For instance other groups will meet an African and ask them where u from and what brings u to America, but an aa not all but most will meet an African and the first that comes out their mouth is do u wear clothes in Africa or do y'all chase lions?
wila

United States

#1659 Feb 10, 2013
ashanti king wrote:
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Why not, africans are recent groups to the us and our population is not that high.
I have met many africans that dont mingle with AAs, the ones that do tend to be liberians, south africans and sierrea leoneans. My boyfriend is nigerian and he keeps away from AAs, he gets along with them but to socialize with them NO

Level 8

Since: Oct 09

Paris France

#1660 Feb 10, 2013
Bigsmoke wrote:
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I see it will gradually become the same in Paris as it has become in London if they're not already the same.
What about those of Caribbean descent? Are they significant in number?
Most gangs in my area are mostly west African & Caribbean descent, mixed race (black/white) then a couple Turks/Kurds and English/Irish.
Have they also drastically changed accent/dialect and slang in those parts of Paris like they've done here in London? People born prior to the 1980s in my area sound different to those born after regardless of background for the most part.
Sir,

there is a big difference here : "Antillais" and people from La Réunion have got French citizenship since 1946 and so are far more integrated in the society and for a long time. Harlem Désir is one of them and the 1st Black métis to become leader (1st secretary) of the Socialist party, the present ruling party.
Many have found jobs in the civil service and big utilities like the Post office, hospitals, wardens, policemen etc. Also in entertainment - see all kind of groups and a very famous singer and poet like late Henri Salvador, comedians - and in tourism/restaurants.

So there is not a big gang sub-culture among them : the rate of unemployment is low for them compared to other categories like Beurs.
Mrs Taubira, the French minister of Justice is from French Guyana. In the past 30 years, we nearly always had at least one member of the government coming from Antilles (French Caribbeans) or La Réunion.
They generally don't mingle with other Blacks and this is one cause of the slow progress of Afro French as a united group in spite of the efforts of C.R.A.N.

a whiteboi
Azariah

South San Francisco, CA

#1661 Feb 10, 2013
ashanti king wrote:
<quoted text>Exactly, the easiest way to start a conversation with someone is to find out about them, which a lot of groups do instead of going by the stereotype that they see on TV. For instance other groups will meet an African and ask them where u from and what brings u to America, but an aa not all but most will meet an African and the first that comes out their mouth is do u wear clothes in Africa or do y'all chase lions?
It seems like you need to practice what you preach. You stereotype Black Americans in this very thread.

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#1662 Feb 10, 2013
Earl wrote:
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especially the Kenyans....but the whites africans mingle with in general tend to be non-white trash
Caribbeans though mingle with whites as well, I have seen alot of that in Boston to
kenyans mingle with low class white too.

“The Love Below”

Level 8

Since: Apr 10

ATL

#1663 Feb 10, 2013
ashanti king wrote:
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That's not how I see. Aas can be friendly if they wants to be but majority are not friendly. Africans are more friendlier than aas, most people will tell you that.
Not all the ones I work with. I even heard a african say that africans are not always so accepting herself. I think it depends on the person.
Earl

Hyde Park, MA

#1664 Feb 10, 2013
sudance girl wrote:
<quoted text> kenyans mingle with low class white too.
hmmm....interesting, I never seen it with kenyans though

“The Love Below”

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Since: Apr 10

ATL

#1665 Feb 10, 2013
ashanti king wrote:
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Exactly, the easiest way to start a conversation with someone is to find out about them, which a lot of groups do instead of going by the stereotype that they see on TV. For instance other groups will meet an African and ask them where u from and what brings u to America, but an aa not all but most will meet an African and the first that comes out their mouth is do u wear clothes in Africa or do y'all chase lions?
I never said that to any african a day in my life, even when I did not know about africa like that. Some of them are joking or being ignorant/prejudice. Some AA's like to joke on Africans, and my co-worker use to do this with a african, she use to laugh, because she knew we knew she did not live the way they were stereotyped, but she knew he was joking, and they were friends. Now some are just prejudice, but most AA's do not hate africans, but many are ignorant of african and africa, and vice versa. Ignorant means "not knowing".
ashanti king

Fairfax, VA

#1666 Feb 10, 2013
Azariah wrote:
<quoted text>It seems like you need to practice what you preach. You stereotype Black Americans in this very thread.
Don't mind me, I am always doing that to piss people off. I troll from time to time.
ashanti king

Fairfax, VA

#1667 Feb 10, 2013
sudance girl wrote:
<quoted text>MA IS different , MOST AFRICA DATE WHITE IN BOSTON.
Is it african makes or females?
ashanti king

Fairfax, VA

#1668 Feb 10, 2013
sudance girl wrote:
<quoted text>ashanti

which state you live? NJ
Pennsylvania, in the suburbs of Philly
ashanti king

Fairfax, VA

#1669 Feb 10, 2013
wila wrote:
<quoted text>I have met many africans that dont mingle with AAs, the ones that do tend to be liberians, south africans and sierrea leoneans. My boyfriend is nigerian and he keeps away from AAs, he gets along with them but to socialize with them NO
Lots of Nigerians hang with aas. Ghanaians too. Yeah more Liberians hang with aas because they think they are Americans, they try too hard to be Americans. While most Nigerians and Ghanaians are comfortable being Africans.
ashanti king

Fairfax, VA

#1670 Feb 10, 2013
BROWNMAN20 wrote:
<quoted text>Not all the ones I work with. I even heard a african say that africans are not always so accepting herself. I think it depends on the person.
True, of course there are some Africans who are hard to deal with. I have met many myself. There are some that are always angry like the world owe them something. On average Africans are more friendlier
ashanti king

Fairfax, VA

#1671 Feb 10, 2013
BROWNMAN20 wrote:
<quoted text>I never said that to any african a day in my life, even when I did not know about africa like that. Some of them are joking or being ignorant/prejudice. Some AA's like to joke on Africans, and my co-worker use to do this with a african, she use to laugh, because she knew we knew she did not live the way they were stereotyped, but she knew he was joking, and they were friends. Now some are just prejudice, but most AA's do not hate africans, but many are ignorant of african and africa, and vice versa. Ignorant means "not knowing".
You are right some of my friends used to make the same comments, but the difference is friends can make that comment but strangers shouldn't make that comment.

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#1672 Feb 10, 2013
ashanti king wrote:
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Pennsylvania, in the suburbs of Philly
i went to wedding NJ
very different a lot of black people in NJ..the former governor of NJ SON MARRIED AFRICA GIRL. I DONT LIKE NJ.

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#1673 Feb 10, 2013
ashanti king wrote:
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Is it african makes or females?
I THINK, BOTH

“The Love Below”

Level 8

Since: Apr 10

ATL

#1674 Feb 10, 2013
ashanti king wrote:
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You are right some of my friends used to make the same comments, but the difference is friends can make that comment but strangers shouldn't make that comment.
And thats on both sides, with africans and AA's. It cant be a once sided deal.

“The Love Below”

Level 8

Since: Apr 10

ATL

#1675 Feb 10, 2013
BROWNMAN20 wrote:
<quoted text>And thats on both sides, with africans and AA's. It cant be a once sided deal.
*one
Azariah

South San Francisco, CA

#1676 Feb 10, 2013
ashanti king wrote:
<quoted text>You are right some of my friends used to make the same comments, but the difference is friends can make that comment but strangers shouldn't make that comment.
It is the same for Africans when making comments about Black Americans. You as an outsider make comments about Black Americans that you should not make. We can make them towards each other but it is not ok for outsiders.
Azariah

South San Francisco, CA

#1677 Feb 10, 2013
BROWNMAN20 wrote:
<quoted text>And thats on both sides, with africans and AA's. It cant be a once sided deal.
I agree

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