Why do African Americans and Jamaican...

Why do African Americans and Jamaicans hate Africans?

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meli

Greece

#2 Mar 31, 2008
Note though; people in Africa don't know about these problems. This is between you people out here. So maybe that has something to do with it.

Since: Nov 07

Mama Somalia

#3 Mar 31, 2008
Yeah... I heard You've alot of clashes overthere in the UK. I've family overthere and they told me the same about the relations between Blck Caribeans and Black Africans.

“changing times”

Since: Dec 07

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#4 Mar 31, 2008
it is only in the UK.i dont see problems bln those two ppl over here.We are all black ppl so it is better to respect one another.

“My Great Grandmother”

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#5 Mar 31, 2008
i change wrote:
it is only in the UK.i dont see problems bln those two ppl over here.We are all black ppl so it is better to respect one another.
true. aa and jamaicans live together, go to school together, eat together, do business together, etc.

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#6 Mar 31, 2008
We women get on just fine, its you guys at the clubs that act crazy
Jaks - UK

Glasgow, UK

#7 Mar 31, 2008
I live in the UK, and I would say the friction is mainly between British Afro Caribbeans and Somalians in my area. In the last 10 years max there has been an influx of Somalians but they don't seem to be mixing. Where as Afro Carribbens have been part of british society for donkeys years and happily mix with everyone. It's different cultures/religions maybe. This may not be the case all over the UK though.
You have to mix or you will become outcasts to all races.
BlackBrit

Swansea, UK

#8 Mar 31, 2008
Let me say that people in the continent of Africa are not aware of the tensions that you are talking about.

Bob Marley, Peter Torch and most carribean musicians are still respected today and so are Black American musicians respected.

The tension is only in the WEST where the continental africans came in contact with disporan Africans( Black Carribeans and Black Americans).

Another thing is that Disporan Africans seem so happy to talk about how their ancestoral mothers were raped by the White MEN...To immigrant Africans...that is the height of self-hatred and no sense of self and self respect....because that is saying that having been tainted by the blood of a Rapist means that they are better than a Pure Continential African.

If that is not self hatred..then tell me what that is?!
Whynot tri 1

United States

#9 Mar 31, 2008
Never heard of it.
Sobek

Writtle, UK

#10 Mar 31, 2008
Well I guess it depends on where you live, but it’s a regular occurrence both sides of the pond. I’ve seen posts all over the internet that show African Americans sending comments with obvious insults. For example (on a topic regarding black people with blue eyes) one individual said black people with light eyes and light skin are obviously African American or Latin with European blood in them. I found this ridiculous because my sister and my mum both have light skin and amber green eyes and I have dark skin with light hazel brown eyes, yet we are all born in Uganda and my tribe has no evidence of having European mixing. Sure being east African I most likely have Asian, and Arabic blood due to the Indian sea trade when east Africa was the largest trading point in the world. Anyway people who are being insulting often don’t know they are doing it due to being uneducated in what insults people in other cultures.

This post also found a division on African and African American people: http://www.topix.com/forum/afam/T030HPAFOF42H...
Somali Warlord

Birmingham, UK

#11 Mar 31, 2008
we somalis sure as hell dont get on with the jamacians.

“Beau jour mon ami”

Since: Mar 08

IN DA METRO

#12 Mar 31, 2008
Sobek wrote:
Well I guess it depends on where you live, but it’s a regular occurrence both sides of the pond. I’ve seen posts all over the internet that show African Americans sending comments with obvious insults. For example (on a topic regarding black people with blue eyes) one individual said black people with light eyes and light skin are obviously African American or Latin with European blood in them. I found this ridiculous because my sister and my mum both have light skin and amber green eyes and I have dark skin with light hazel brown eyes, yet we are all born in Uganda and my tribe has no evidence of having European mixing. Sure being east African I most likely have Asian, and Arabic blood due to the Indian sea trade when east Africa was the largest trading point in the world. Anyway people who are being insulting often don’t know they are doing it due to being uneducated in what insults people in other cultures.
This post also found a division on African and African American people: http://www.topix.com/forum/afam/T030HPAFOF42H...
Yeah I think some AA's and some Africans do a bad job of representing their people here on Topix. However, here in Atlanta, relations between Africans and AA's are fine.
Somali Warlord

Birmingham, UK

#13 Mar 31, 2008
Jaks - UK wrote:
I live in the UK, and I would say the friction is mainly between British Afro Caribbeans and Somalians in my area. In the last 10 years max there has been an influx of Somalians but they don't seem to be mixing. Where as Afro Carribbens have been part of british society for donkeys years and happily mix with everyone. It's different cultures/religions maybe. This may not be the case all over the UK though.
You have to mix or you will become outcasts to all races.
we somalis do not wish to mix with potheads and lowlifes

“My Great Grandmother”

Since: Feb 08

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#14 Mar 31, 2008
justmeagain wrote:
We women get on just fine, its you guys at the clubs that act crazy
i understand

Since: Dec 07

East London UK

#15 Mar 31, 2008
there will also be some form of tentions between different communities. over here in the uk, things have got better, but back in the days it was worse with the carribbeans vs africans, mainly west africans. africans of course were always considered ugly and uncool, especially the ones who were not born here and came fresh from the boat, over here we call them freshies. but s more africans have moved to the uk, the tensions have more or less dissapeared, im not saying they are not here at all, but definately improved. but i can only speak for london and not the whole country. now i think somalis are the group in london who get discriminated against by the rest of black people and mny people regard them as not even being black and discriminate against them, so thats why in places like woolwich you get alot of somali gangs. its a shame really.

Since: Nov 07

Mama Somalia

#16 Mar 31, 2008
SW..War ninyahow cayda jooji. Maxaad ku daaray. Ayar adigoo calm ah u sheeg sxb.
Somali Warlord

Birmingham, UK

#17 Mar 31, 2008
BritishBoy wrote:
there will also be some form of tentions between different communities. over here in the uk, things have got better, but back in the days it was worse with the carribbeans vs africans, mainly west africans. africans of course were always considered ugly and uncool, especially the ones who were not born here and came fresh from the boat, over here we call them freshies. but s more africans have moved to the uk, the tensions have more or less dissapeared, im not saying they are not here at all, but definately improved. but i can only speak for london and not the whole country. now i think somalis are the group in london who get discriminated against by the rest of black people and mny people regard them as not even being black and discriminate against them, so thats why in places like woolwich you get alot of somali gangs. its a shame really.
good point there about them saying somalis arent black, we somalis dont even use the color like some of the jamacians.
Jaks - UK

Glasgow, UK

#18 Mar 31, 2008
Somali Warlord wrote:
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we somalis do not wish to mix with potheads and lowlifes
Not all afro caribs are, just like not all muslims are terrorists. You can't stereotyped like this. Judge everyone as an individual. Didn't anyone ever tell you not to judge a book by it's cover?
Somali Warlord

Birmingham, UK

#19 Mar 31, 2008
CuShitic_PrinceSs wrote:
SW..War ninyahow cayda jooji. Maxaad ku daaray. Ayar adigoo calm ah u sheeg sxb.
it is the truth sis, any somali that mixes with them is a disgrace to somalis and a outcast

Since: Nov 07

Mama Somalia

#20 Mar 31, 2008
Somali Warlord wrote:
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it is the truth sis, any somali that mixes with them is a disgrace to somalis and a outcast
I know hunno... Anigu cayda ayaan ka hadlayaa. Ayar adigoo caytameen u sheeg waxaad rabtid. Ma rabi in uu qolkan noqdo qol kale oo ay dadka is caynayaan uun, fahantahay sxb?;)

Since: Nov 07

Mama Somalia

#21 Mar 31, 2008
SW... Its not a disgrace if the person is a Muslim. K'naan is married to a West Indian Muslim. Its the religion and culture differences thats the major problem in this issue. I know many mixed Somalis personally. There is no need to deny this sxb.

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