Black People : "Black" or "White"

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  1. Destee

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    Why are we referred to as "Black" or "White" when there are no truly (in regard to color) "Black" or "White" people?

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  2. redlady

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    Destee, I think that was a 60's thing...
     
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    it reach deep back from da dayz and how many was teaching da
    children as they teach so on til dis day yet we all create out da
    same inside da same no color of choice forth GOD made us
    we all open up same redness .........just look back ova life
     
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    dividing line was posed long ago way before the 60's til dis day
    it has become more open more disrespectful and it has become a
    matter of judgement to skin of color Blk yet white is judged in the
    same manner the line was crossed when one shade of skin color
    took in hand that we're not the same and passed it throughout
    the years til today ..............most of us was born into hate but
    learned to love .
     
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    when i say 60's thing, I say that because I remember as a child, the 60's was a time for civil rights, black power, black pride, black unity and finding the beauty within' black skin. Being just a small child I didn't quite understand why there was so much turmoil over skin color...looking at my complexion I certainly wasn't black, but a very light tan color...yet, I was called black. Now today, the term African American is used, and I constantly hear people say, "Well, I am not African American I am black." Do you see where I am coming from? I see it as a term of reference that was embraced and fought for by people during the 60's but the word was labeled and placed upon us in a derogatory manner way before then. Yes Kemet, I know the color negro=black, I'm not that out of it...but I just wanted to clarify my statement a little bit.
    Have you ever noticed that people use whatever terminology they learned while they were growing up?

    My great grandmother called herself a negro. My grandfather considered himself colored. My father called himself black. Now people call themselves African American...and our children will probably consider themselves something else as well.
     
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    Good question
     
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    Greetings...

    I have a hunch, WE can be pretty certain, that those who are considered "white" started this crazy ish! While I cannot just now, point to PROOF...as in, written documentation (tho I suspect it exist), I am reminded of the movie "Good by Uncle Tom" and one of the characters, a man who is wears the label "white" said loud and clear...something to the effect that THEY would always rule...as long as "God is WHITE"...I think it went; "God is WHITE, and, as long as God is WHITE....rule". This clip was early in the movie.

    So you ask "why"...and I answer would be..."Cause the white man got a God complex". It's THEY ...Sish!....and...it was dumped in our minds and now WE spittin it back out...like dutiful children.

    Mind you ALL...I'm not opposed one way or the other with folkses use of the word "Black".... I work to continuously refer to myself as a woman of Afreekan Descent. When I hear another Afreekan Descendant referring to themselves or me as "Black", I'm not off ended and I embrace the Unity of WE. u say tomatoe, she says tomaato...


    M.E.
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  8. MRS. LADY

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    It is because of a desire to "label" everything
     
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    Good thread great answers....From negro to colored to black to afro to african american...Question has anyone elses National Identity changed every 20 years? another question...What did we call ourselves pre-slavery?
     
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    Jus my 2cents

    We have been conditioned to call each other Black based off of the white supremacist description of us. All 1 has 2 do is look up their defintion of Black and the wonder why we call each other and ourselves Black. I am African! I may not know my culture, tribe or anything like that but I am reminded everyday that I am African here in the states of amerikkka.
     
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