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Some Blacks Insist: 'I'm Not African-American'

There are 349 comments on the OfficialWire story from Feb 4, 2012, titled Some Blacks Insist: 'I'm Not African-American'. In it, OfficialWire reports that:

The labels used to describe Americans of African descent mark the movement of a people from the slave house to the White House.

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“Obsidian Princess”

Since: Sep 09

louisiana

#403 Mar 15, 2012
Janette wrote:
<quoted text>Well I'm sure that there are black Americans who have all kinds of different histories,as there are exceptions to anything that is typical.So it is very likely that there are black Americans whose family have been in U.S.for 250 years and did not have slavery in their ancestry,and there are blacks Americans whose ancestry has been in the U.S. for 250,and they do decend from slavery.I and my family are of African decent,(mixed with white)and we don't decend from U.S. slavery either.
But fact is when you're a black walking down a street in the U.S.,people on seeing you,people will equate you as a black American decended from American slavery,that is unless you have a strong foreign accent,and they think so without knowing one single thing about you personally,that's just what people do,they make unqualified assumptions about others,even though they don't know.
People have on more than one occasion gone rambling on and on to me about how my ancestors suffered during American slavery, until I had to interrupt them,and tell them that my ancestors were not slaves in U.S.being as how I am first generation born U.S. So I can relate to what you are saying here.People do generalize about what they think they know.
and this is very true.
realevilguy

Monticello, IN

#405 Mar 19, 2012
well the not all of the African descended slaves were black.. some of them were white people that just still had African slave blood but in small tiny amounts but no body white cared..

and of course it was easier for them to escape but still.. nobody white liked um..
dork

Thane, India

#406 Mar 25, 2012
dsfe
DWEETTA ADAMS

Long Beach, NY

#408 Apr 7, 2013
I am a proud Black African American never wanted to be anything else never.

“Leading the Revolution”

Since: Oct 09

Washington, DC

#409 Apr 7, 2013
I prefer the term Liberian American or African in America, but that's just me
Sterkfontein Swartkrans

Richmond, IN

#410 Apr 7, 2013
Just so everyone knows there was also white slavery in colonial times. As I recall it was called 'indentured servitude' the main difference being that whites could work their way out of slavery while most blacks did not have that option.

Since: Feb 07

Location hidden

#411 Jan 3, 2015
It is good to be born in a DemocraticRepublic without a king, the EliteClass continues to push themselves to the front of the cue. It is at these times I remember that we have a Constitution, and those in violation are wrong.
They must be removed from government.

Since: Feb 07

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#412 Jan 4, 2015
dragonpat wrote:
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and this is very true.
Unless a person exhibits the official patterns of ELITE black community, we are called 'other than'.
That is the hidden and encouraged self-hate.
Thruth Unleashed

Fairfax, VA

#413 Jan 8, 2015
_Reality Speaks_ wrote:
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LOL, it is known:
Johann Friedrich Blumenbach, 1785.
He invented the racial taxonomy we know of today as "race". It was done in the 19th century to manipulate public perception of blacks as "subhuman" and thus justify slavery. Prior to this, there was no appearance based "race" classifications anywhere in any culture. Nobody was referred to by skin color, only by nationality. Some groups were defined by language, none were defined by skin color.
Just because you do not know the facts does not mean they do not exist. Please look them up to verify.
Just because a man studies about races does not make the entirety of his race, racists. He studied all races and didn't do it to pick on you. That is a silly assumption. In fact, what he did was a good thing. You are just trying to twist a good man into a canniving man, which couldn't be further from the truth. You are just trying to fulfill some selfish, racist agenda your parents cooked up in your head.

Pathetic.

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