Black People : WHO'S BLACKER???????????????

Discussion in 'Black People Open Forum' started by peopleofcolor, Jun 13, 2005.

  1. peopleofcolor

    peopleofcolor Active Member MEMBER

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    So what defines being black? Is it a certain percentage of african blood? Is it a culture? If its having a certain percentage of african blood didn't mexico along with all latin countries have africans shipped to them wayyyyyyy b4 the USA did? Don't some so-called latinos even have more african ancestry or equal to most african americans. Matter of fact some latin countries had slavery continued after the USA stopped....What about arabia and thier slave trade of africans which lasted just as long as americas and the africans in arabia at one point in time outnumbered the arab population intill interbreeding formed the arabs we see today...Or what about the fact ethiopia conquered all of arabia for thousands of years in B.C. times. Or what about the fact arabia and africa are as close to each other as new york is to new jersy....Africans were also shipped all over south east asia during and wayyy b4 the arabia slave trade but early migration of africans into south east asia actually started thousands of years ago, this is why whites when they conquered it named them negros or negetto....So we have african americans, latinos, arabs and south east asians who could have more or less african ancestry just depending on how their history played out.....So can we really say whos blacker then who or who's more african or tell somebody why you acting black? We were giving labels to divide us and what happens once your divided your conquered.
     
  2. Ralfa'il

    Ralfa'il Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Personally, I see black as a race.

    But many people see it as a state of mind.....an identity.



    Just for the record, all TRUE Arabs have black ancestry because Hagar the Egyptian was a black woman who mothered children by Abraham the brown Hebrew.

    I say TRUE Arabs in contrast to the millions of white people from Syria, Lebanon, and Palestine who are calling themselves Arab for cultural reasons.
     
  3. MrSolo

    MrSolo Banned MEMBER

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    I would tend to agree that "black" in this context is truly a state of mind.
     
  4. We

    We Well-Known Member MEMBER

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