Black People : Whites Cannot Be African...

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  1. Aqil

    Aqil Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    December 3, 2003

    Allow me to respond to Peter Venter's letter of November 27.

    The term "African" refers to indigenous people of Africa.

    Africans include all people of African ancestry living in continental Africa and throughout the world. Being African is not, as you say, a state of mind. It denotes race - always has and always will.

    White people living on the African continent are in no moral position to call themselves African.

    Please read the entire article at:

    http://www.thestar.co.za/index.php?fSectionId=225&fArticleId=298909
     
  2. NNQueen

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    Good article

    This sister nailed it pretty good in this article. But I'm curious now about who she includes or feels has the right to be called an African. If your blood is diluted but you identify as an African, are you excluded from this sister's definition?
     
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    I'm just wondering though, if whites cannot cal themselves "African", then does that mean that us blacks cannot be American's or Europeans?
     
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    I think the author of that post [good post, I agree 100%] has already answered your question.


    If you're of African descent and have a british accent, the next time a white asks you where you're from, tell them you're from England and watch their expression turn into one of denial and confusion, followed by a, "No, I mean where are you originally from" :lol:

    Whites don't consider blacks in Europe to be European, never have, never will, so neither should Africans consider Europeans who reside on the continent to be African.

    It has been my lifetime experience as a black man living in Europe [25 years] that British citizenship conferred upon me by right of birth makes no difference in the eyes of the natives.

    As far as they are concerned, I'm an African who happened to be born in England and as a consequence, do not have the right to be considered anything but African, you see it in their faces as soon as they lay eyes on you, "look, it's one of them" and I agree, I'm not European, not British [thankfully].
    By that same token then, neither are whites living in Africa, African, never have been, never will be!

    What's that Malcolm said about babies and ovens?


    Peace
     
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    Still timely...
     
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    Peace,

    Regional classifications are inherently flawed.

    Peace
    Precise
     
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    Unless I'm misunderstanding your comment here, yes indeed they are. A kangaroo taken out of Australia and transported to the United States is still a kangaroo. I felt this thread needed to be revived because of the current attack on Africa by Asians, Arabs, Europeans, et. al; much of what they rely and have relied upon to justify their existence and imperialist agendas there is a so-called "right" to be called 'African' based on the out-of-Africa theory.
     
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    Precise Allah,

    I’m with you on this one Precise. The old racialist system of classification needs replacing with a more contemporary and accurate system. We tend to confuse biological attributes with culture when considering this antiquated and racist system of human classification.

    Even the Out of Africa Theory cannot supplant territory; it appropriates the human ladder, so to speak, with a top and bottom melanated classification rungs, genetically.

    What are your thoughts on what Bro. Afrodaze1 has put on the table, and how do you line up with the current job applications, which attempts to place Whites as Africans?

    Links to Afrodaze1:

    http://destee.com/forums/showthread.php?t=61565

    http://destee.com/forums/showthread.php?t=48634

     
  10. enquiring_mind

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    I couldnt agree more, Uzoka...

    I was born in and reside in the UK. I have what would be regarded as a 'cut glass' or 'queen's English' accent...this really confuses them, and I quite enjoy the perplexity with which I am met oftentimes...not to be cruel of course :D Just to confuse things further, when asked where I am from...knowing full well that they want me to state a country of 'origin', I simply state the name of my city suburb (LOL!!), smile sweetly then change the subject- just a bit of fun, you understand :D some of them just like to feel that they're 'in the know' about everything!

    Hotep x
     
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