Do African Americans have a culture?

Do African Americans have a culture?

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Since: Aug 10

Australia

#1 Oct 1, 2010
I hope hip hop culture is not the only one.
Pat

North Bay, Canada

#2 Oct 1, 2010
Seriously, ask yourself this question. When you think about Black Americans and their culture, what automatically comes to mind?

1. Rap/Hip hop
2. Basketball/sports
3. Entertainment

And that's about it. Their culture is a mixture of these three things.

If you think about other cultures like say Hispanics, you can imagine that they have a unique culture. Same goes for say a Nigerian or Italian. They have a language, traditions, etc.

What traditions do AA's have?? Fatherless children? Single family homes?? Talking in Ebonics??

Since: Aug 10

Australia

#3 Oct 1, 2010
Pat wrote:
Seriously, ask yourself this question. When you think about Black Americans and their culture, what automatically comes to mind?
1. Rap/Hip hop
2. Basketball/sports
3. Entertainment
And that's about it. Their culture is a mixture of these three things.
If you think about other cultures like say Hispanics, you can imagine that they have a unique culture. Same goes for say a Nigerian or Italian. They have a language, traditions, etc.
What traditions do AA's have?? Fatherless children? Single family homes?? Talking in Ebonics??
Thats probably why they have so many issues in their community. No cultural bond to speak of.

garbage guru

“Can't stand liberals!”

Since: Mar 10

Hell, wanna join me?

#4 Oct 1, 2010
you forgot welfare rats, criminals, ridiculous rims on piece of sh-t cars, dress like azzholes,
Midnight Toker

United States

#5 Oct 1, 2010
Criminality and barbarism don't forget those!

Dr-Zaius

Since: Aug 10

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#6 Oct 1, 2010
A culture of cruelty, violence, child abandonment and intoxication that hates and rejects anything perceived as 'white'.
Aidynsymone

Toledo, OH

#7 Oct 1, 2010
Define what u consider culture.

Since: Aug 10

Australia

#8 Oct 1, 2010
Dr-Zaius wrote:
A culture of cruelty, violence, child abandonment and intoxication that hates and rejects anything perceived as 'white'.
Yeah but isn't African American culture modeled on American culture. I mean Americans don't really have a culture that goes beyond mass consumerism. Right.

Sure you have

CHRISTMAS
EASTER
THANKSGIVING
HOLLOWEEN etc

But all of these festivities tie into mass consumerism.

Chewie T

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#9 Oct 1, 2010
Dr-Zaius wrote:
A culture of cruelty, violence, child abandonment and intoxication that hates and rejects anything perceived as 'white'.
How is education "White"?

Dr-Zaius

Since: Aug 10

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#10 Oct 1, 2010
four_past_midnight wrote:
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Yeah but isn't African American culture modeled on American culture. I mean Americans don't really have a culture that goes beyond mass consumerism. Right.
Sure you have
CHRISTMAS
EASTER
THANKSGIVING
HOLLOWEEN etc
But all of these festivities tie into mass consumerism.
You forget that the United States is a true melting pot. It is a cultural Borg if you will. You will be assimilated, your cultural distinctiveness will be added to our own..

There is not one thing on the planet you can not find in the United States, with a competent rescue squad of whites just a cell call away, which incidentally is 99.5% of the lands.

Dr-Zaius

Since: Aug 10

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#11 Oct 1, 2010
Chewie T wrote:
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How is education "White"?
White language, white research, white sciences, white history, white maths. That is why they invented ebonics and peanut butter.

Since: Aug 10

Australia

#12 Oct 1, 2010
Dr-Zaius wrote:
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White language, white research, white sciences, white history, white maths. That is why they invented ebonics and peanut butter.
When did East asians, East Indians and Middle easterners become white?

Chewie T

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#13 Oct 2, 2010
four_past_midnight wrote:
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When did East asians, East Indians and Middle easterners become white?
When they chose to assimilate.
Dirty Sannchez

Scranton, PA

#15 Oct 2, 2010
four_past_midnight wrote:
I hope hip hop culture is not the only one.
The term "hip-hop culture" is simply just another synonym for "prison culture" or "black culture."
Fancyface

Portland, IN

#16 Oct 2, 2010
four_past_midnight wrote:
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When did East asians, East Indians and Middle easterners become white?
I hope that you enjoy this bigoted, racist, AA bashing thread that you've started(now you can fully pacify zaius. Pacify, an act, you east indians have inately mastered). As you very well know, and since I am not about to reveal anything new here: you indians may very well enjoy your casting system culture, your reputation of dishonesty(in bussiness and otherwise), dupping, bribery and corruption, child labor, women/and wives maltreatment and beatings, your inferiority and subservient roles to whites, and your feckless("slipprey when wet") personalities. You often write about African Americans and their ghetto situation, while you fail to reveal the fact that bombay is the most impoverished country in the world, that the ghettos in the usa appear as a kingdom to most of your towns and cities in india. You often post pictures of Australia, but while you may live in australia,you're not inherently Australian. If you're so freaking proud of your india, show us pictures of your beloved bombay and those other dirty filthy rat and roach infested east indian towns and cities.

Listen do not even start with me about those filthy raggy taggy indians for I have numerous personal account of their insincerity. And please do not talk to me about that very most populous third world country, because it has nothing to it other than recent offshore relocations where indians work as dogs for little ruppies, and shamelessly put their 5 to 6 year olds out to make $1.00 a week. Heard of child labour, well, there is nothing glorifying about it!

Why should African Americans have different coulture from that of their country of origin. They are Americans of African decent. Just like you have Irish Americans, Italian Americans, etc. Do these groups celebrate anything other than the one spirit of being Americans.

It is foreign minorities like you with your inept knowledge of the American history, that badge in to scrible rubbish, so that you can insult others, to warm up with the clik, shame on you.

Why dont you ask if other Africans of Black African origin have a culture? Because you know ofcourse, you will plundge there with that question.

You're such a dirty, indigent bigot, and there is no reason for this. You ingrate. Never forget who made it possible for your people, indians to enjoy life in America. Heard of "CIVIL RIGHT", Heard of Dr. Martin Luther King, the "Cultureless african America"?

You dirty raggy taggy Bigot!
four_past_midnight wrote:
I hope hip hop culture is not the only one.

Dr-Zaius

Since: Aug 10

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#17 Oct 2, 2010
four_past_midnight wrote:
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When did East asians, East Indians and Middle easterners become white?
When did they become black?

Dr-Zaius

Since: Aug 10

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#18 Oct 2, 2010
Fancyface wrote:
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I hope that you enjoy this bigoted, racist, AA bashing thread that you've started(now you can fully pacify zaius. Pacify, an act, you east indians have inately mastered). As you very well know, and since I am not about to reveal anything new here: you indians may very well enjoy your casting system culture, your reputation of dishonesty(in bussiness and otherwise), dupping, bribery and corruption, child labor, women/and wives maltreatment and beatings, your inferiority and subservient roles to whites, and your feckless("slipprey when wet") personalities. You often write about African Americans and their ghetto situation, while you fail to reveal the fact that bombay is the most impoverished country in the world, that the ghettos in the usa appear as a kingdom to most of your towns and cities in india. You often post pictures of Australia, but while you may live in australia,you're not inherently Australian. If you're so freaking proud of your india, show us pictures of your beloved bombay and those other dirty filthy rat and roach infested east indian towns and cities.
Listen do not even start with me about those filthy raggy taggy indians for I have numerous personal account of their insincerity. And please do not talk to me about that very most populous third world country, because it has nothing to it other than recent offshore relocations where indians work as dogs for little ruppies, and shamelessly put their 5 to 6 year olds out to make $1.00 a week. Heard of child labour, well, there is nothing glorifying about it!
Why should African Americans have different coulture from that of their country of origin. They are Americans of African decent. Just like you have Irish Americans, Italian Americans, etc. Do these groups celebrate anything other than the one spirit of being Americans.
It is foreign minorities like you with your inept knowledge of the American history, that badge in to scrible rubbish, so that you can insult others, to warm up with the clik, shame on you.
Why dont you ask if other Africans of Black African origin have a culture? Because you know ofcourse, you will plundge there with that question.
You're such a dirty, indigent bigot, and there is no reason for this. You ingrate. Never forget who made it possible for your people, indians to enjoy life in America. Heard of "CIVIL RIGHT", Heard of Dr. Martin Luther King, the "Cultureless african America"?
You dirty raggy taggy Bigot!
<quoted text>
I could not even bother to read this racist rant. You are dismissed.
J Greg Ness ABC

Hudson, FL

#19 Oct 2, 2010
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Fancyface

Portland, IN

#20 Oct 2, 2010
Ok kkk grand duke this posting was not for you. I do not read your copy pasted thesis either, I've always found them to be fabricated lies, and falacies.

you're a nonentity, as far as I'm concerned. You're a vomit from a scum.

You've never been anything worth my attention or time. I'm responding this time to make you aware not to respond to me since I shan't as usual be reading or responding to anything that comes from your dirty stinky gut.
Dr-Zaius wrote:
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I could not even bother to read this racist rant. You are dismissed.
Malcolm

United States

#21 Oct 2, 2010
four_past_midnight wrote:
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Thats probably why they have so many issues in their community. No cultural bond to speak of.
I don't know your intention, but you ask an excellent question so don't mind anyone who criticizes you for it.

The African American culture is largely a combination of many of the views posted on this thread. It is not connected to Africa except for a few words like "jazz, gumbo and a few others." The African American culture is overwhelmingly the result of our experience with European slavers.

An experience that began with kidnapping, torture, rape, murder, trafficking, and a life of pure human misery when those Africans arrived in the Americas.

The day to day life of the African American was one of fear, anxiety, stress, violence, and labour which was viewed as a punishment.

I don't know whether to call it a life sentence of a death sentence, but that's where our culture came from. Any intelligent person who compares African Americans to pre-colonial Africans who were our ancestors will notice that we are totally disconnected from that culture.

The typical pre-colonial West African was either an animist or a muslim, both of which were hated by the christian white man who claimed then as he does now that he was "civilizing" the savages. I'll let you be the judge of whether or not African Americans are more civilized than our West African counter parts.

The African American experience is the strongest evidence of the failure of White civilization if you want to call it that. Because whenever Africans migrate to America they usually out do us.

Because they are true Africans, and we African Americans are lost without any sense of seeking guidance, and when we seek it we are criticized as being "un-american".

I'll give you a perfect example, why is President Obama questioned about his patriotism, yet a neo nazi is never questioned about his patriotism despite the fact that Hitler was anti-american.

Whites are never questioned about their being American no matter the political view, but a Black man named "Hussein" is brought into question.

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