2009 African American Ball in Lexington

2009 African American Ball in Lexington

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Makes no sense

Richmond, KY

#1 Jan 13, 2009
How can there be an African American Ball? Where do they get enough African Americans to have a ball?

To be an African American, you have to have been born in Africa, migrated to America, and became a US citizen. Can there really be enough of these type people to have a Ball?

Why does it (this Ball) have to be limited to African Americans when we have none in the area. I understand that this is a black thing. Well it sounds to me like the blacks are confused once again. They could have a Black Ball. They could even have a Black American Ball. I would go so far as to say they could have a Negro Ball. But they cannot, or should not be able to attend the African American Ball, cause they are not African Americans, but just plain old Americans just like the rest of us.

How do I know they are not from Africa? Cause apartheid in Africa is going strong and if they were from there, they damn sure would not be having a Ball. They would be running for their lives all the while starving and dieing of Aids like the other 94% of Black Africans there.

What I am saying is they can dance all they want. They can have as many Balls as they want. But the bottom line is they are NOT AFRICAN AMERICANS. They are just Americans like us all. And to allow this racest crap they constantly portray is ignorant. Someone of authority needs to tell these dumbasses they are plain old Americans, and there is nothing special about them.

Wanna know the wierdest thing about this. I have a friend at work that is a true African American, born and raised there, came here in 1998, nationalised in 2000. He said he will not be attending the Ball, he is a white male and this is a black thing.
EDUCATE YOURSELF

Littleton, CO

#2 Jan 15, 2009
I HAVE HEARD MANY IGNORANT COMMENTS IN MY 30 YEARS ON THIS EARTH BUT YOU ARE JUST PLAIN OLD STUPID.100% RACIST EVERYTHING THAT CAME FROM YOUR MIND ONTO YOUR SCREEN.REDNECK.
The Light

AOL

#3 Jan 15, 2009
Makes no sense you said it all. I would love to see someone have a White American Ball, or hell even a Mexican American Ball. I guarantee that you wouldn't even get the room rented before it was shut down!!
Shine

Richmond, KY

#4 Jan 16, 2009
You cannot have a white american ball. That is racism you twit.
Doc

Paris, KY

#5 Jan 16, 2009
Please believe me; not all white people are this ignorant. I don't wear my pants low, and I don't talk like a rapper, but I enjoy jazz, blues, and some really good rap. I'm sure some African Americans enjoy southern fried foods, the military, and good Rock -n -Roll (not the lame crap). Point is; we are better when together than when compared against. I'm a combat vet raised in the south that voted Obama and will again. Read Zinn's "People's History of the U.S." if you think you're more than a peasant, despite your skin colour.
who cares

Richmond, KY

#6 Jan 16, 2009
original poster has way too much time on his hands. i sharted.
Tom

Harrodsburg, KY

#7 Jan 16, 2009
I think the original poster is freakin genuis.

I might even invite him to a wine tasting party. But he must wear a Hawaiian shirt.
Wow

Lexington, KY

#9 Dec 28, 2011
Just saw the 2011 event advertised on tv. I'm amazed this is allowed to continue. I'm not trying to sound racist by saying that, but the OP has a point. If whites, muslims or jews wanted to have their own exclusive "ball" the NAACP, ACLU and Jesse Jackson would be all over it. Blacks that continue this racist behavior - you can't have it both ways!
smh

Lexington, KY

#10 Dec 15, 2012
I THINK YOU ARE MISSING ALL OF YOUR LIGHT BULBS. WHAT BURNS ME UP IS NOT THAT YOU ARE IGNORANT BEYOND BELIEF BUT THAT YOU SEEM RESISTANT IN TRYING TO EDUCATE YOURSELF. FIRST OF ALL, THE AFRICAN AMERICAN BALL IS NOT EXCLUSIVE TO ONLY AFRICAN AMERICANS. I KNOW SOME CAUCASIAN GALAS AND CLUBS THAT ARE EXCLUSIVE TIL THIS DAY!!!! AT ANY RATE WE ARE AFRICAN AMERICAN BECAUSE OUR ANCESTORS ARE OF AFRICAN DESCENT. I CAN TRACE MINE BACK AND PROBABLY MANY OTHERS I AM ALSO AN AMERICAN AND PROUD OF IT. UNFORTUNATELY AMERICA HAS AN UGLY HISTORY THAT STILL EXIST EVEN TODAY (YOUR COMMENT PROVES MY POINT). I HAVE NOT ATTENDED THE AFRICAN AMERICAN BALL BUT THAT DOES NOT MEAN I DONT SUPPORT IT. I THINK IT IS AWESOME TO HAVE SUCH AN EVENT AFTER MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY. MANY HERITAGES/CULTURES HOLD EVENTS BECAUSE THEY VALUE WHERE THEY COME FROM AND IT SHOWS PRIDE; NOTHING WRONG WITH THAT IN BOOK. I WOULD JUST LIKE TO CHALLENGE YOU IN EDUCATING YOURSELF BEFORE YOU POST SUCH CRAZINESS. COMMENTS LIKE THIS GOES TO SHOW YOU THAT WE HAVE ALONG WAY TO GO! BLESS YOU!
familytree

Berea, KY

#11 Dec 15, 2012
I just found out that I'm German...when is the Nazi american ball? I want to celebrate my heritage too!
lol

Falcon, KY

#12 Dec 15, 2012
Its all right to be white!!
WeRall1

Lake Geneva, WI

#13 Jan 4, 2013
I oppose the racism and separatism in this country. We are more separated in this country than ever before, not just racially, but politically. Folks, we are ALL part of the human race. We are losing more and more of our freedoms in this country. The United Nations, Agenda 21, and the New World Order, banking cartels are trying to rule our lives. Americans and ALL people of the world need to wake up and realize that there are more likenesses we have than differences. Once this realization dawns on everyone, then there won't be a reason to have wars. We all want to be treated with respect and love. It all boils down to the Golden Rule. "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you." Whether you are Christian, Muslim, Jewish, Buddhist, Mormon, Atheist, Agnostic, etc., we all bleed, have feelings, breathe, have the capacity to love, reason and create. Why not concentrate on spreading THIS word?
Mike

Macon, GA

#15 Jan 4, 2013
Why is there a African American Ball? Why is there black history month? Why is there B.E.T.(Black Entertainment Television). I could go on and on and on!! Why is there not a white american ball? Why is there not a W.E.T.(White Entertainment Television), why is there not a white history month? I don't understand? I'm not trying to be racist, but if we had any of what I had listed above black people would be throwing the race card, and having marches and rallys and everything else in the world!! OH and if you dont like obama and voted for mitt romney you are a racist too, i forgot that lol. Well, I voted for romney lol.. go figure?:)

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