Pan Africanism : 'White' African immigrant: Any difference?

Discussion in 'Black History - Culture - Panafricanism' started by dustyelbow, Jul 25, 2007.

  1. dustyelbow

    dustyelbow Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Since we already got alot of INFO on BLACK AFRICAN IMMIGRANT how about the WHITE AFRICAN IMMIGRANT ONES.

    How are they RECEIVED in the NATION?

    Are they repulsed by their WHITE COUNTERPART for not USING their RIGHTS respectively?

    How do they view their FORMER PLACE on the CONTINENT?

    Do they want to go back to the CONTINENT with GLEE?

    Why are they not DUMPED in the POOR AFRICAN AMERICAN NEIGHBORHOODS competing with the AFRICAN AMERICAN for RIGHTS to be RECOGNIZE but FIND THEMSELVES in SMALL TOWN USA?

    Even the MEDIA called them AFRICAN NATIVES?

    They are based in OHIO where BLACK and WHITE is like my HAND with hardly no MIXING in BETWEEN and KKK still have an ACTIVE practice there.


    African natives complete path to U.S. citizenship
     
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    hmmm.....:thinking:

    Never thought about that. In fact, I can't recall ever meeting a white African. Makes me wonder how many White African immigrants are actually here in the states. Idunno, just thinking about not having met even one, makes my stomach churn.

    Although this article speaks to some of your queries, this is only one white African family. hmmm...Yeah, definately makes me wonder.

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  3. Zulile

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    my opinion: there is no such thing as a white african immigrant. He has simply been repatriated to his own "nation".

    The "white" nation holds hundreds of millions of people scatted all around the globe. For hundreds of years they have been taking postions as traders, missionaries, health practitioners etc - marry and settle down... RARELY adopting the local culture which includes language, music, foods, beliefs - instead opting to create their own "african culture" which is nothing but a poor replica of their western white counterparts.

    Of course they are happy to return. They are welcome!
     
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    PurpleMoons,
    Repatriated whites from Africa are everywhere :) I am unaware of where you reside, so cannot point you in their direction - but they are quite present in the Netherlands, and London - groups/clubs - and when you read their forums, their "African nation" is not discussed. It is mainly networking, tips and advice in their "new" countries, exchanging job related info. Little of their African substance can be seen - and only heard when they want to discuss how much they "lost" and how self destructive and unappreciative black Africans are in general.
    I have met many - and have yet to hear one speak with longing for the culture/people nor have I met one who hadnt quickly apated to their "new" home and simply started a new chapter in their lives without looking back or supporting the betterment of the Africa they left behind.
     
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    There is no such thing as "AN AFRICAN WHITE IMMIGRANT"! My Brain computer won't even try to tap no garbage like that into the date base. The whiteman/woman has been, is and will always be an invader in Africa. Why so? Because Africa is not his origin. They have no heritage, culture or land in that continent from which they can say they came from which can be traced back for thousands of years.

    Africa has never historically, culturally or genetically produced a group of people who could be classified as white...only the environment of Europe allowed this to happen. However, if the person was an African Albino that's a different story, for I have seen those brothers. They look just like one of us but they have white skin. Outside of that, the white African is a lie!!!!
     
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    I'm of that opinion too, but if a person chooses to address themselves as so, I'm not gonna argue about it. If a rat spoke and told me it was rabbit, I'll call it a rabbit but I'll keep my rat traps set.

    Hmmm! Thank you Sister Zulile and Brother Keita!

    So they never mention the African ties huh? Funny...hahaha. I've read some articles where white africans seem to always be crying "we have just as much rights to be here! This is our home too! I guess they're only African when its convienant. Just like those white folks here who loves them some Black people.....Well, thats until the cops come knocking.

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    What i fear is that true Africans or Black people from that continent are calling the whites "African" or "brother" Much like our own Arican American love thy enemie types refer to whites as brother and "we are all human" type jargon.

    My question is do black folk in Africa refer to them as "Africans"? I watched the out takes from blood diamondand the white boy producer was refering to dicaprio's character as an "African". Did actor Djimon Honsu allow this did he call this white boy an African? whoo knows but Im sure it does happen

    Would some black people from Africa look at whites as there kin and black americans as a starnger or enemey?
     
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    hmmm....These questions are getting more interesting and intense as we continue.

    I'm guessing just like here, some will and some won't. But whats the majorities take on it?

    Perhaps Sister Zulile can provide a little more insight on the overall reaction of Black Africans to whites who reside in Africa. Do most Black Africans refer white as native Africans/Brother/Sisters? Or if they do, is it just a means of being polite?

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  9. Zulile

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    My experience: I have never heard any Black African refer to a white resident as a native African, brother or sister.

    In regards to the producer labelling dicaprio as an African - Yes, the rest of the white world may refer to whites in Africa as Africans - but that's meant and used as an exotic term, not to be compared to the same word used to describe a Black African which often has less exotic connotations.

    Current referece: all colours have fled/left the African continent for a multitude of reasons - and almost every major city has an African suburb/ghetto - yet you'd be hard pressed to find a "white African" amongst them.

    I gather from many Blacks (in dispora) that they too, do not believe in the "white African" and almost feel.. insulted.. that they would be referred to as such.

    Let's expand a little and open up a debate:

    Is there such a thing as a Black American? My answer is also "NO".

    What's yours?
     
  10. Zulile

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    hahaha - I'm answering my own thread - I do realize the technical futility of this debate for the simple reason that we have not defined African - but I think it's an interesting topic regardless, and plenty to be learnt between the lines.

    So please, dont lurk - speak up! :hearthis:
     
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