Discussion in 'Black People Open Forum' started by sinoping, Jan 3, 2005.
How do African Americans view other ethnicities, such as Whites, Asians, Hispanics?
The better question is "how do they view African Americans". Your question would have been very relevant if we as a people were in positions of power whereby our viewpoints or perspectives were relevant or had impact on other ethnic groups. Since this is not the case, it doesn't matter how we see them because it has no economic, historical, cultural, spiritual, political or social impact on their lively hood or existence as a people.
I see. What if I ask, how do you ( as an African American individual) view these groups?
No Keita, you are wrong. It does matter how we see them, especially in relation to ourselves.
I will leave you with your opinion...for the actual truth of the issue is this: "UNTIL IT MATTERS HOW WE SEE OURSELVES, IT DOES NOT MATTER HOW WE SEE THEM".
Amen Brother I agree. We need to look inward before we look outward.
In my opinion ( this is only an opinion) I see it to be ignorant to say that we do not have some sort of view of other races (prejudice or not) we have typed words on this site daily, posted numerous threads commenting on the way we see things. Hell; there are probably over a hundred threads open right now dedicated to our view of whites alone, more so negative than positive. Each of us and I do mean each of us have formed our own outlook on other nationalities. Whether if we are with the main stream or not our culture itself has had impact on most of the people in this country today (meaning the United States). My view is this; most Asians and Hispanics strive to be white (notice I say most). I have lived in an environment of mixed cultures (mainly whites) for the past 14 years, and have come to notice the subtle differences in all, but to be frank, most view us with distaste. Asians and Hispanics strive to seem as if they are holding true to their roots and have no prejudice ness toward us, but let a white majority enter the room and the true colors come out, though some are truly genuine. Most black cats I meet that have been raised out here fall into this same line of thinking and them against all the others I despise with a passion, Now I leave you with the honorable words of the white man George Carlin “I try to judge one as*hole at a time”.
Never been an English major so excuse the typos.
From your average black guy to you,
Let me ask you a question. Are you black? By the series of post you have written thus far, I assume you aren't. If that is the case, be aware that many black people take offense to being studied, particularly in venues meant for black people!
I was wondering myself brotha pan...
sinoping? would you be much obliged to answer brotha pan
for the sake of my mounting curiosity
Sinoping already answered the question in another thread:
Sinoping like I said, many African Americans take offense to being studied. In addition the Destee community is composed of 7000 members (not all active or even African American for that matter), compared to the roughly 30 million African Americans living in the US. Obviously 7000 people can not speak for 30 million, this is the 1st concept that you must understand! Can you speak for all Chinese, all Asians? There are numerous books that will give you the information that you are seeking. If you want I can provide a list, and places that you can purchase them!
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