African American History Culture : What Does It Means To Labelled As African-American In 2017?

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  1. chuck

    chuck Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Please do feel free to share your thoughts on this particular topic as well...
     
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    Freddie4 19 is on my 'ignore' list, destee.com posters...
     
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    I think it means that you are an African in America.

    Do you think it means something different Brother Chuck?

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    Actually my family's oral history also does confirm my own African ancenstry as well...
     
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    It means you may not want to travel outside the U.S. for a while because there's a good chance you won't be allowed back in.

    It means the number of Black men/women labeled terrorist may outnumber ISIS, especially those that are Muslim.

    It means more Black men/women will be going to prison even for minor violations and staying a very long time. So, more broken Black homes.

    It means Black women overall but poorer ones on Medicaid will no longer have control of the health and welfare of their bodies.

    It means that Black children will receive even lower quality public education resulting in lower test scores and fewer opportunities to attend college. Thus, more Black children on the streets.

    It means, Black people will probably continue to feed the system by spending far more than they save.

    It means that if more Black people don't participate in the 2018 elections, even getting involved leading up to them, we're SOL.

    It means 85% of evangelicals--an unprecedented number--is reported to have put Trump in office. They are his base.
     
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    I reject the concept of anyone other than us, labelling us period




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    I don't care.




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    Peace,

    One, we should not be concerned about labels place on us from outside the family.

    Two, to be concerned about how "others" label us is an admission of how they are all over our brains.

    Three, African American is a term I don't identify with so I really could care less. Now if we are going to trade "African American" for "Black" then we already know how those who label us feel and what the term means. Others have already spoken in this thread on the meaning and most is not good.

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    99.9% of individual choices? Then please explain what COLLECTIVE choices are Black people making?

    I stand by what I wrote because that's how I'm seeing things, but hey, that may just be me. You think I should have acknowledged what hard working people are doing (individually or collectively?) to circumvent the points that I made? Been there, done that more times than I can count. However, if you want to share your thoughts and beliefs on the topic, I would really like to know what you think.

    My comments weren't meant to make anyone "feel good" because I'm not in a feel good mood with all that is going on in our nation and communities. But it's nothing new. I get it. Been living a long time and have seen and experienced my share. The struggle continues and on that I'm sure we'll agree. You don't think my comments reflect what's REALLY going on? Then please educate me.
     
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    Let's just agree to disgree about this particular topic bro...
     
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