Black People : Pan-Africanism NOT Blackism

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  1. rapchild

    rapchild Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I see this talk about being African American or black American is still going on. I am an African, Call me a black man or call me an African, I dont really care but you African American/Black American are still arguing, debating about this. Why does it bother you to have African Attached to it? Why cant you accept both how does any of them degrade u? Let it go!

    This generation and even generations to come will never see the likes of Martin, Malcolm, Rosa etc.They fought for you and even me in Africa and they wanted to be known as African Americans why cant you just accept it at least to honor them for what they did for you, your kids, grand kids etc.

    There's Pan-Africanism not Blackism, REMEMBER THAT!

    I am not gonna argue back and forth with you, please. Most of u like arguing/debating for the fun of it, i dont!
     
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    SuperCerebralgal Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I'm African American and I understand and embrace the term... call me a unicorn
     
  3. rapchild

    rapchild Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Peace Unicorn! Salute.
     
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    You wrote:
    ..." I am an African, Call me a black man or call me an African..."

    Those are my feelings as well. I would suppose some have their reasons for wanting to be defined in a particular way and by a particular term, and it may be based upon a certain time period and struggle though. I grew up in the 60s when there came about a movement, I was young when it started, but I came to understand what was behind the movement.
     
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    Brother rapchild I agree 100% with your post, I see myself as an African born here in America.
     
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    Thanks for your contributions.
     
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