why do African Americans keep thier Slave names?

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methmatician

United States

#1 Apr 24, 2013
Ive always wondered why black people would want to keep the last name of thier Ancestors Christian Slave Masters?
Wow

Pittsburgh, PA

#2 Apr 24, 2013
Why do any of us keep our German names, Irish names, Indian names, polish names, Asian names? Your question was about as stupid as asking ANYONE why they keep their names! No sense!
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Charleston, WV

#3 Apr 24, 2013
Wow wrote:
Why do any of us keep our German names, Irish names, Indian names, polish names, Asian names? Your question was about as stupid as asking ANYONE why they keep their names! No sense!
Good answer ...Wow 😃
no sense

Alexandria, VA

#4 Apr 24, 2013
The real question is why is it that 8-9 out of 10 stories about someone being robbed, beaten, or shot, it.is.an African American that is the prep.?
no sense

Alexandria, VA

#5 Apr 24, 2013
Perp not prep
Wow

Pittsburgh, PA

#6 Apr 24, 2013
Racist much?
Rebel

Nitro, WV

#7 Apr 24, 2013
Blacks are 13% of the population and they commit 75% of the crimes.Do the math.
no sense

Alexandria, VA

#8 Apr 24, 2013
"wow" if you are referring to my comment, how is it racist when it is fact? Why pull the race card when all you are doing is trying to deflect the real problem. And don't give me "poverty" or any of that crap, one of the men arrested for beating two 57+ year old men, robbing them, and using their credit card the other day, was a UC basketball player. The man who bumped into a man in the 7-11 then proceeded to shoot him and his friend then flees to Columbus, was black... Just watch the news, its not racism, its the truth!!!! If African Americans want respect and power in this country they need to look in the mirror.and get their brothers and sisters to quit being the problem!!!
Wow

Pittsburgh, PA

#9 Apr 24, 2013
And you are a racist-read your post!
Wow

Pittsburgh, PA

#10 Apr 24, 2013
There are other crimes done by other races that I see you are not bringing up! Why just bring up one race.
no sense

Alexandria, VA

#11 Apr 24, 2013
You need to open your eyes. The high majority of violent crimes are committed by African Americans, that's why black men are twice as likely to have a prison record than their white counterparts, that's why there are twice as many black's with prison records than in the military, African American men are 60% likely to serve prison time if they drop put of high school, even 30% of African American men that have a bachelor degree have a prison record.... That's why African american men are more likely to serve a longer prison sentence than their white counterparts, because they have prior prison records..

The statistics don't lie, and statistics aren't racist... The children coming up in this world just have to make a conscience decision that this isn't the path they are goin
to follow.... Trust me, I am not racist, i actually try to educate the urban youth to make themselves better and to know they are better than this!!!! It take a village to raise a child...
methmatician

United States

#12 Apr 24, 2013
Sorry I just watched Django, and if I was an Afican American, I would get my name changed.
methmatician

United States

#13 Apr 24, 2013
Wow wrote:
Why do any of us keep our German names, Irish names, Indian names, polish names, Asian names? Your question was about as stupid as asking ANYONE why they keep their names! No sense!
was your ancestors brought here on a slave ship and given a new name?
Wow

Pittsburgh, PA

#14 Apr 24, 2013
They came here from Germany and Ireland and we have same name as then. What's your point?
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Charleston, WV

#16 Apr 24, 2013
The worst part of any of this, its not like the white.man went to Africa and stole these peoples, they were SOLD to the white man by THEIR OWN PEOPLE!!!!.... It is a very sad time in our history....
methmatician wrote:
<quoted text> was your ancestors brought here on a slave ship and given a new name?
Oooo

Saint Albans, WV

#17 Apr 24, 2013
no sense wrote:
"wow" if you are referring to my comment, how is it racist when it is fact? Why pull the race card when all you are doing is trying to deflect the real problem. And don't give me "poverty" or any of that crap, one of the men arrested for beating two 57+ year old men, robbing them, and using their credit card the other day, was a UC basketball player. The man who bumped into a man in the 7-11 then proceeded to shoot him and his friend then flees
to Columbus, was black... Just watch the news,
its not racism, its the truth!!!! If African Americans
want respect and power in this country they need
to look in the mirror.and get their brothers and
sisters to quit being the problem!!!
I so much agree u said the truth it hurts people till they get robbed, beaten ext. They will figure it out were just ahead of them.
no sense

Charleston, WV

#18 Apr 24, 2013
You can trace your lineage back FULLBLODDED to Germany and Ireland? If so, that is pretty awesome and extremely rare.....
Wow wrote:
They came here from Germany and Ireland and we have same name as then. What's your point?
methmatician

United States

#19 Apr 24, 2013
Wow wrote:
They came here from Germany and Ireland and we have same name as then. What's your point?
my point is you have the Same name as your Ancesters not a Slave Master..
Wow

Pittsburgh, PA

#20 Apr 24, 2013
no sense wrote:
You can trace your lineage back FULLBLODDED to Germany and Ireland? If so, that is pretty awesome and extremely rare.....
<quoted text>
genealogist in the family. Gone back to mid 1700's .
no sense

Charleston, WV

#21 Apr 24, 2013
That totally amazes me.... Its strange that your families would remain totally full blooded for 300 years until your generation....... If your wife/husband Irish/German also?

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