I'm not BLACK I'm Creole

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#191 Jul 30, 2012
aikomariee93 wrote:
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Why is it ok for any other race to embrace their mixtures but when it comes to the black race its a problem? It does not matter who views you as what. What are you really?. It does not matter if a white person looks at me and just thinks I'm black. I know wth I am and no one can take my culture away from me. That one drop rule is so stupid. I love all my races/ethnicities.
Most people of ALL races around the world feel the same as you.
In the UK it's very rare for a white person not to mention their Swedish grandmother and Irish great grandfather.
Most humans care and are happy to acknowledge their genetics.

“We are all starstuff”

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Since: Jul 12

The moon

#192 Jul 30, 2012
Shalimarr wrote:
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Most people of ALL races around the world feel the same as you.
In the UK it's very rare for a white person not to mention their Swedish grandmother and Irish great grandfather.
Most humans care and are happy to acknowledge their genetics.
Thank you. Why wouldn't we. We would not exist without all of the genetics that make.us up.

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#193 Jul 30, 2012
Genevieve11 wrote:
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NOOOO Cajuns are white, french acadians that migrated to louisiana around 1770 after their exile by the british for practicing catholicism in the invasion of Canada. Creoles are culturally different in the sense that they are french louisianans that migrated to louisiana directly from france or the french colonies of the caribbean. Creole may include african admixture. Cajun usually does not.
oh sorry, that's what someone told me when i lived in texas. but i stand corrected, thanks...
Delta

Brooklyn, NY

#194 Jul 30, 2012
Genevieve11 wrote:
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tru dat. I have some white Haitians from waaaay back in my family, but I cannot find any Haitian africans. All my black ancestors were from the state.
This guy might be your long lost brother, you never know

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Since: Mar 12

Los Angeles, CA

#195 Jul 30, 2012
Delta wrote:
<quoted text>This guy might be your long lost brother, you never know
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =E1nY_qfJQ1cXX
ya, he's kinda hott, esp with that accent.
terminegro_ill be black

Wembley, UK

#196 Jul 30, 2012
no one even black people want to be black.
to be black is to be cursed by god, jesus and allah and all of humanity
Jannette

Jackson Heights, NY

#197 Jul 31, 2012
terminegro_ill be black wrote:
no one even black people want to be black.
to be black is to be cursed by god, jesus and allah and all of humanity
Black is a stupid term anyway. No one is actually physically black,but instead is some shade of brown.In fact "brown people" would be a far better term instead of "black people".
Similarly,no one is really white in color,but are some shade ranging from light beige,to light tan."Beige people"would be a more appropriate term,than "white people" is.

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#198 Aug 4, 2012
Genevieve11 wrote:
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no they were marked as Negro/black if i'm not mistaken...on census at least. Country may have been Haiti, but ethnic/racial group was Negro. However they would say that they are Haitian, and by looks obvi black and no one would question them or try to make them AA. Why? Because they were black as fck and AA have an extreme color problem. Haitians have been involved in black louisiana since 1611, and I'll be the first to say that blacks in LA have strong Haitian influence and roots. However, don't let a Haitian (that's jet black) come up into New York trying to say "i'm AA" because they'll get ejected quick and in a hurry why AA will try to saddle up to Cubans, dominicans and PR saying that they're "brotha and sista". I've seen it happen.
I've been saying this forever! 1000% Cosign! As a Dominican American in NYC, I've always acknowledged my African roots, but I'd never call myself African American and this seemed to upset some AA as they seemed to think that since I might look like some of them, I should only identify with their culture and since I identified with another, some registered that as me trying to be something I'm not or selling out (?).
I know I'm of African descent, I don't need anyone telling me who I am, but I can't claim AA just like AA or Trinis can't claim to be Dominican. Simple as that.
And AA do claim certain people and reject others. I've seen first hand how nasty some AA can get when it comes to Africa, West Africans, Haitians or other Caribbean groups and how they mostly disassociate themselves with them. Yet they stay pressed and pop blood vessels trying to claim Boricuas, Dominicans (many of whom are multiracial and not just black) and American biracials as their own. Trust me, that's no coincidence. And they say WE'RE the ones with race/color complexes. SMH.
Jannette

Jackson Heights, NY

#199 Aug 4, 2012
2Pretty4U wrote:
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I've been saying this forever! 1000% Cosign! As a Dominican American in NYC, I've always acknowledged my African roots, but I'd never call myself African American and this seemed to upset some AA as they seemed to think that since I might look like some of them, I should only identify with their culture and since I identified with another, some registered that as me trying to be something I'm not or selling out (?).
I know I'm of African descent, I don't need anyone telling me who I am, but I can't claim AA just like AA or Trinis can't claim to be Dominican. Simple as that.
And AA do claim certain people and reject others. I've seen first hand how nasty some AA can get when it comes to Africa, West Africans, Haitians or other Caribbean groups and how they mostly disassociate themselves with them. Yet they stay pressed and pop blood vessels trying to claim Boricuas, Dominicans (many of whom are multiracial and not just black) and American biracials as their own. Trust me, that's no coincidence. And they say WE'RE the ones with race/color complexes. SMH.
Oh yes honey,you can say that again-that African Americans can get real nasty,if they hear a west indian identify their self as an African American.I'm not only a NON SPANISH West Indian,but of biracial mix as well. I told this AA lady on another thread that being as how, I am of African decent decent,and American,I have often therefore,checked the AFrican American box on ethnicity questionaires,like what else am I to check?. Well just yesterday, I finished arguing back and forth with this AA lady on another thread,who told me outright that I as a U.S.born West Indian,with parents both of whom were born in Caribbean,that I have no business considering myself an AA.
She said only descendants of U.S. slaves,having roots that far back are true African Americans,and West Indians aren't part of the African American group.
How are West Indian Americans supposed to check themselves as West Indian American on ethnicity questionaires,when there is no such ethnic designation on any of the ethnicity questionaires,that is labeled"West Indian",like there is a choice for Hispanic,Asian, white,Native American,African American,ect.

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#200 Aug 4, 2012
Genevieve11 wrote:
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culture, food, religion...is what sets creoles apart. Think of it as the US absorbing another country. Okay, let's say that PR was all of a sudden a 51st state. Would PRs now be considered AA, or would they be considered PR?
PR's are of Hispanic descent even though many of them share African blood. You on the other hand are just plain ole AA, calling yourself Creole only matters to you, the rest of the USA see's you as AA. You don't look any different, there's nothing unique about you, your dialect is not special since many Americans from different regions have different dialects. Why you black folks try to set yourselves apart from the rest is sickening. French, Spanish, European blood, etc does not make you special from the rest since we all share a multitude of races within our bloodline. So big damn deal.

“Karma”

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Since: Apr 12

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#201 Aug 4, 2012
AmberGoldDust wrote:
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PR's are of Hispanic descent even though many of them share African blood. You on the other hand are just plain ole AA, calling yourself Creole only matters to you, the rest of the USA see's you as AA. You don't look any different, there's nothing unique about you, your dialect is not special since many Americans from different regions have different dialects. Why you black folks try to set yourselves apart from the rest is sickening. French, Spanish, European blood, etc does not make you special from the rest since we all share a multitude of races within our bloodline. So big damn deal.
yup COSIGN!!!!!
Tigeraso

Saint Louis, MO

#202 Aug 4, 2012
2prett4U que lo que,dime la vaina.
habla me en espanol para ver si es verdad que tu eres dominicana.

Hasta ahora Yo no lo creo.lol

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#203 Aug 4, 2012
Genevieve11 wrote:
I'm REALLY mixed race you guys...I'm not black.
I never knew Creole was a race.

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#204 Aug 4, 2012
dirtydiamond wrote:
creoles are just an AA sub-group, like the gullahs..
Precisely.

“Karma”

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#205 Aug 4, 2012
vampiYAH stabB wrote:
<quoted text>I never knew Creole was a race.
it's not a race I come from a family full of Creoles and NOBODY has never said IM NOT BLACK !! This is just another classic case of a negro tryin to feel special or different !

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Since: Mar 12

Los Angeles, CA

#206 Aug 4, 2012
yall are mad because i stated a few historical facts about creoles and our history, which is NOT AA. Damn, even the Dominican agrees with me yall be TRIPPIN tryin to claim other ethnic groups. Are AAs related to Haitians? Answer that question for me.

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Since: Mar 12

Los Angeles, CA

#208 Aug 4, 2012
is this boy african american or haitian? If he is haitian living in the us isn't he also african american? Can you tell the difference between ethnicities here? If not, what is it that makes him haitian/AA?

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Level 5

Since: Mar 12

Los Angeles, CA

#209 Aug 4, 2012
if you cross a jamaican with an AA and transplant them so that their children grow up only in AA culture does that make a person AA only, or both jamaican and AA? What is your reasoning?

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Since: Mar 12

Los Angeles, CA

#210 Aug 4, 2012
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if this haitian boy says he is AA growing up in NYC, would you say "no, you're not AA, you're haitian, or would you say 'you're AA because we both have similar african ancestry and culture and you're an american citizen now'". Are Afro-Mexicanos FROM TEXAS AA, or are they afro-mexicana/Mexican? Do you see where I'm going with this?!(don't forget Texas was once part of Mexico)

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Since: Mar 12

Los Angeles, CA

#211 Aug 4, 2012
oh I'm SORRY..it looks like that girl is FROM CALIFORNIA! My bad...that's just another american state though...so she GOTTA be AA!

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