Are African Americans African?

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Since: Mar 12

Los Angeles, CA

#1 Aug 5, 2012
This is a thread in response to a point made by vamp in my other thread "I'm not black i'm creole"... AAs...do you consider yourself to be AFRICAN? Why or why not? Are AAs a separate cultural group from Africans? Do you consider them to be?

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#2 Aug 5, 2012
I'll weigh in over here too.

So-called "African-Americans" are AFRIKAN!

http://www.topix.com/forum/afam/TDIT2SMIH5LJ2...

“mariposaoro.word press.com”

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#3 Aug 5, 2012
Genevieve11 wrote:
Are AAs a separate cultural group from Africans? Do you consider them to be?
You're comparing one ethnic group to a continent of hundreds. If Jamaicans, Haitians, Trinidadians etc are separate ethnic groups from the groups in Africa, then so are AAs... AAs have a different history, culture etc...
Untrey

Grand Rapids, MI

#4 Aug 5, 2012
It's the most predominant bloodline in us we basically are we're just in America and have a few different races besides just the African blood.
candaycoated

Wichita, KS

#5 Aug 5, 2012
I'm an Italian American of african descent

“mariposaoro.word press.com”

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#6 Aug 5, 2012
vampiYAH stabB wrote:
So-called "African-Americans" are AFRIKAN!
Everyone brought to the new world from Africa as captives are Africans...
Black Deal

Euless, TX

#7 Aug 5, 2012
RoLuke wrote:
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Everyone brought to the new world from Africa as captives are Africans...
Which African languages you learning? African food? African religion? Etc

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#8 Aug 5, 2012
RoLuke wrote:
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Everyone brought to the new world from Africa as captives are Africans...
INDEED!
RealTalk

Los Angeles, CA

#9 Aug 5, 2012
If you moved from africa to usa, yes u are a true african american. Anyone else with a trace of african blood is considered black or african decent. Most black people in america consider them selvs BLACK beacause 1 we do not have 100% african blood its more like 60% and the other percent is most likely euro or native american.2 we are not a direct decendent of africa just moving here. But yes we do proudly hold that african blood..thanks to God for creatting the beauitful motherland where life begain...
RealTalk

Los Angeles, CA

#10 Aug 5, 2012
I forgot to add that blacks in america consider themselves black and or african american...it doesent matter to me..i know my ancestry is from africa..those in the carribian consider themselves in which island there from..but again they know they originate from africa...really were just like distint brothers and sisters...i love my black people around the world so many of us..
Prophet

United States

#11 Aug 5, 2012
Im not 40percent euro or na I maybe brown/black skinned but I think Im 75 to 80 percent african. My legs and arms are hairy though.
RealTalk

Los Angeles, CA

#13 Aug 5, 2012
Yeah as far as the correct percentage, that of course depends on your own family line..but basically what i meant to say is that alot of us who live in america dont have that 100% pure sweat africain blood..
Prophet wrote:
Im not 40percent euro or na I maybe brown/black skinned but I think Im 75 to 80 percent african. My legs and arms are hairy though.
Prophet

Dallas, TX

#14 Aug 5, 2012
RealTalk wrote:
Yeah as far as the correct percentage, that of course depends on your own family line..but basically what i meant to say is that alot of us who live in america dont have that 100% pure sweat africain blood..
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Of course know one is pure 75 to 85 percent is what most people say is pure.

“Leading the Revolution”

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Gambrills, MD

#15 Aug 6, 2012
Interesting thread

“mariposaoro.word press.com”

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#16 Aug 6, 2012
German wrote:
African "Americans" have a bloodline for 4 human ancestors considering they are mixed with Europeans, Native Americans, Africans, and Arabs.
lol... ok now

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#17 Aug 6, 2012
Black Deal wrote:
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Which African languages you learning? African food? African religion? Etc
I don't need to practice an african religion, learn an african language or prepare african food to be "african"...

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#18 Aug 6, 2012
RealTalk wrote:
If you moved from africa to usa, yes u are a true african american. Anyone else with a trace of african blood is considered black or african decent. Most black people in america consider them selvs BLACK ...
Agreed and other blacks where ever there from
know we identifty as blk. LOL we are the only
Ones who do not identify as our nationality.
soooooo

Richmond, VA

#21 Aug 6, 2012
not all the way..... some are more mixed than others as well.. the question should be do they have african lineage..then yes

“mariposaoro.word press.com”

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#22 Aug 6, 2012
German wrote:
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You're an idiot.
Like I say to anti white people. White is not just a skin color, it is in your heart and mind.
The same could apply to Africans, Asians, or whoever.
You are Anti African like some are Anti White.
Good day.
That made no sense whatsoever
Prophet

Dallas, TX

#23 Aug 6, 2012
Africans dont respect us trying to mimic their culture etc.

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