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Kristy69 On September 14, 2014
Carly's Mommy





Underneath the Cyanide Sun....
#1New Post! Jun 16, 2009 @ 23:07:39
So when I was talking with my friend Charlene (she's mixed), she said she'd rather be called black than african american.

She said:

"I wasn't BORN in Africa, I was born here, I'm black."

It's the same with with Indian screen writer and poet, Sherman Alexie. He said he'd rather be called Indian than Native American.

Your thoughts?
annski729 On July 24, 2016




, United States (general)
#2New Post! Jun 16, 2009 @ 23:09:38
I don't think I've ever met anyone who's objected to being called black.

There are also plenty of people who are actual African-Americans and are light skinned.

I think you should just go with what the person prefers
evababy1 On July 29, 2010
Speechless





lodi, New Jersey
#3New Post! Jun 16, 2009 @ 23:10:41
I think they should be referred to as black, if they want. I have a lot of black friends and they don't feel comfortable being called african american. They're black just like I'm white. It's easier like that.
aceuvclubs On August 22, 2020
You with the face!





Seattle, Washington
#4New Post! Jun 16, 2009 @ 23:11:09
It does get confusing though


just stick with "hey...you"
El_Tino On August 10, 2020
booyaka!





Albuquerque, New Mexico
#5New Post! Jun 16, 2009 @ 23:12:00
I say black and haven't had anyone care
flange666 On May 02, 2012




, United Kingdom
#6New Post! Jun 16, 2009 @ 23:12:38
My mate Chantelle calls herself bi-racial and won't have it any other way.


I just call her Channi the pain the a** anyway so no diff to me
Kristy69 On September 14, 2014
Carly's Mommy





Underneath the Cyanide Sun....
#7New Post! Jun 16, 2009 @ 23:13:58
@eL_TinO Said

I say black and haven't had anyone care


Char told me at her church her pastor doesn't like being called black.
2nd_Evil_Head On March 24, 2015




Elmira,
#8New Post! Jun 16, 2009 @ 23:25:38
African-American, Irish-American, Italian-American,whatever-American. I'm PA Dutch, which is German-American, or more correctly Slavic-German-American, or technically Norse-Slavic-German-American, and that's just my mother's side. I just call myself American, because that's what I am, I was born here.

I often wonder if people in other countries call themselves things like "Ottoman-Italian" or "Thai-Mandarin".

African-American is just a result of the PC police unnecessarily obfuscating things.
Kristy69 On September 14, 2014
Carly's Mommy





Underneath the Cyanide Sun....
#9New Post! Jun 16, 2009 @ 23:26:53
@2nd_Evil_Head Said

African-American, Irish-American, Italian-American,whatever-American. I'm PA Dutch, which is German-American, or more correctly Slavic-German-American, or technically Norse-Slavic-German-American, and that's just my mother's side. I just call myself American, because that's what I am, I was born here.

I often wonder if people in other countries call themselves things like "Ottoman-Italian" or "Thai-Mandarin".

African-American is just a result of the PC police unnecessarily obfuscating things.


I'm Kristy.
I'm an entire race on my own.
hedkandi1984_21 On July 23, 2013




London, United Kingdom
#10New Post! Jun 16, 2009 @ 23:30:26
Well, I'm not American, so I can't speak for black Americans, but when I'm on a website and the only option for black people is African-American, THAT pisses me off
annski729 On July 24, 2016




, United States (general)
#11New Post! Jun 16, 2009 @ 23:33:33
@hedkandi1984_21 Said

Well, I'm not American, so I can't speak for black Americans, but when I'm on a website and the only option for black people is African-American, THAT pisses me off




You know I never even thought of that? How silly of me.

What is on forms you have to fill out your race and stuff? "Black" ? Or is it another term?
Kristy69 On September 14, 2014
Carly's Mommy





Underneath the Cyanide Sun....
#12New Post! Jun 16, 2009 @ 23:33:47
@hedkandi1984_21 Said

Well, I'm not American, so I can't speak for black Americans, but when I'm on a website and the only option for black people is African-American, THAT pisses me off



Do you prefer to be called black then?
alexkidd On February 07, 2012
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in a bog, Ireland
#13New Post! Jun 16, 2009 @ 23:36:59
@hedkandi1984_21 Said

Well, I'm not American, so I can't speak for black Americans, but when I'm on a website and the only option for black people is African-American, THAT pisses me off



Good point!

Anglo-African might be a term coming to us soon.
Spinkiegirl On August 18, 2018




Chicago, Illinois
#14New Post! Jun 16, 2009 @ 23:53:47
@Kristy69 Said

So when I was talking with my friend Charlene (she's mixed), she said she'd rather be called black than african american.

She said:

"I wasn't BORN in Africa, I was born here, I'm black."

It's the same with with Indian screen writer and poet, Sherman Alexie. He said he'd rather be called Indian than Native American.

Your thoughts?



Well, being a bi-racial woman myself.....and born here in America to a white mother who was also born here, and a black father who was born here....I can tell you.....I don't wish to be called Afican American either.....i'am an AMERICAN!!!! 8)
Spinkiegirl On August 18, 2018




Chicago, Illinois
#15New Post! Jun 16, 2009 @ 23:55:54
@evababy1 Said

I think they should be referred to as black, if they want. I have a lot of black friends and they don't feel comfortable being called african american. They're black just like I'm white. It's easier like that.



Kudos...good point!
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