Why do black people call each other "...

Why do black people call each other "brother" or "sister"?

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well

Germany

#1 Jan 4, 2010
I noticed they said stuff like "Why don't you want to date a sister?" or "Date a brother ?
Concerned Black Citizen

Richmond, VA

#2 Jan 4, 2010
well wrote:
I noticed they said stuff like "Why don't you want to date a sister?" or "Date a brother ?
Those terms really mean nothing in the Black community today. My take on those terms is that once there was a time in the Black community where we were united due to Jim Crow and segregation and we treated everyone Black Man and Woman as we treated my own Brothers and Sisters and that was the bond of the Black Community.

This mess we have now, I can't even tell you. Now those words are just a catch phrase that has stuck around but for most Blacks have no true meaning behind it.
Pat

Indianapolis, IN

#3 Feb 11, 2012
I was reading about Thomas Jefferson and his slave Sally Hemmings who purportedly bore his children.

It was a religious thing. Since African American families were split up during slave times, the preahers used to say if you call each other mother, brother and sister, you might be meeting your long lost family. A lovely explanation.
deyquan

Mount Holly, NJ

#5 Feb 16, 2012
They call each other brother because they probably have the same father.
why we do hmmm

Powell River, Canada

#6 Jun 24, 2012
well certainly not for an under educated immature dumass reason as the last comment becuz learn darwlin if that were the case ( same father ) Canadians , africaners etc would genetically run together. besides I'd have to say us mustee or half casts are the larger number of us. so if that's the case maybe my daddy is yours too? u know its 2012 and u haven't realized of the non browns be it as pale as in Asian or dark as true Africans... u pinky x grey folk are the land slide winners in being the minority? also we certainly aren't coloured we remain black even when we die but ur all a rainbow of colour all till the body is gone Heehee. I'm just saying " GROW THE HELL UP " and get some real schooling leave the USA and learn,read a REAL non American history book. and for Jackson not purportedly but..... DNA proven my dear. read read read,learn learn learn before u speak outta turn..... nothing more unbecoming in this here scaryass human race as idiocy and ignorance,worse yet intolerance!!!!!!
peace,hair n chicken grease,lol.
everyone have a great day!

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#7 Jun 24, 2012
The same reason neo-nazis call each other brothers and sisters..
checkitin

Lafayette, CA

#8 Mar 2, 2013
no no and no... you'll never get it. period nuff said
Leah

Buffalo, NY

#10 Jul 29, 2013
Language evolves their is no proper language it is a way of communication if u understand then wht more do u want. and which is proper English British English, Australian English ,American English.
The truth

Huntersville, NC

#11 Oct 19, 2013
More typical, flippant, non-answers by "brothas" and "sistas". It seems almost every time someone perceived as white asks a simple question the same things happen: 1) they are mocked,insulted, and dismissed as a stupid racist 2) excuses are made as to how this never applies. Have you ever considered that maybe a person is simply asking a question without some stupid racist motivation? I'm guessing the next post will be 1) insulting and/or 2) someone calling me a racist...

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#12 Oct 19, 2013
I have wondered that too. It's really weird for me but thanks for the explanations.

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#15 Oct 20, 2013
Profound, simply profound.

“Sexy emo chick :)”

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#16 Oct 20, 2013
The community is way too divided to call each other tht.If thts the case ...tht must be a severly dynsyfunctional family.Its so lame when blks call each other tht...when they are literally going at each others throats each and every day on topix
Blacks Are Worthless

Miami, FL

#17 Oct 20, 2013
Sounds like an incest issue, especially when I hear a colored female say to a colored male: Hey brother I love you & want to have sex with you or vice a versa.

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#18 Oct 20, 2013
Some of you are complete idiots!! These references of one another is meant for unity. Yet you fools will discourage this reference to please "others".
Exit Stage Left

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#19 Oct 21, 2013
well wrote:
I noticed they said stuff like "Why don't you want to date a sister?" or "Date a brother ?
Because all AA's are inbred from the original pool of 600,000 slaves. They are all literally close cousins to one another, that's why. The massive amount of inbreeding their slave ancestors did is the reason for their exaggerated features such as huge, sloping foreheads, grossly oversized lips, and protruding simian jawline.
Exit Stage Left

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#20 Oct 21, 2013
Kola_Koca wrote:
Some of you are complete idiots!! These references of one another is meant for unity.
Unity? LMFAO!!!! Unifying blacks would be like trying to herd cats. Dream on, numbskull.

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#21 Oct 21, 2013
Exit Stage Left wrote:
<quoted text> Unity? LMFAO!!!! Unifying blacks would be like trying to herd cats. Dream on, numbskull.
Corny
black jew

Atlanta, GA

#22 Oct 22, 2013
Because black people came from the same family we are gods children of our fathers abraham isaac n jacob...

“Beautiful Princess.....”

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#23 Oct 22, 2013
well wrote:
I noticed they said stuff like "Why don't you want to date a sister?" or "Date a brother ?
Why do white people do it? Oh yeah because we do it, everyone knows they can't do anything until we do it first. Why are white people such copy cats?

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#24 Oct 22, 2013
black jew wrote:
Because black people came from the same family we are gods children of our fathers abraham isaac n jacob...
Exactly!

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