I wish teachers would let us write "black" in our notes instead of "African-American." It's a waste of time.
Where are you? My teacher let us write black in my final exam essay
Idk we're allowed to write "black" and call the people "blacks" in our final exams.
Not all black people are from Africa...
That's the point of the post, and not all Africans are black
Such as myself :)
Hey Chips, I was wondering, you're South African right, if you moved to America and got citizenship, would you call yourself African-American, even though you're white? Because African is your nationality rather than race.
Yo! Well, I would always call myself South African, but that's just because I'm a very patriotic, but in reference to your question - it would depend on the context of the conversation. I'd call myself an American citizen who happens to be white and from Africa. Nationality = American, Race = White (Caucasian) and Origins = African. That whole "African-American" thing actually bugs me, but I guess it works for them. If you moved to the US would you call yourself "Australian-American"? Just curious :)
So even if you got American citizenship, you wouldn't call yourself, like "South-African-American" (which is a bit of a mouthfull, but you're around 20-ish I'm guessing, so if it were me, I wouldn't wanna lose the South African part of me).
And, yeah, I always wondered about white people from African countries, how they'd go in the US.
Lol, I dunno, I'm already a Kizzie (half Kiwi, half Aussie), duel citizenship for both NZ and Aus, and I've never considered living permanently in the US.
(Simon):Yeah it can get complicated. Same, if I was to ever move anywhere it would probably be Canada. Tough I hope I never have to.
I'm South African too. First of all, I'd never move to America, but if I did, I'd use African-American as my nationality and white as my race. I'd also get really pissed off with people who think African = black.
Lol at the thumbs down even though I'm right.
That's because "African American" is not a nationality, but an ethnicity. Nationality = American, South African, etc.
If I'm a citizen of Africa and become a citizen of America, my nationality would be both, i.e. African-American.
Africa is not a nation; you're wrong.
Never said it was.
I hate it when white South Africans on the internet think they're all unique and shit and that it's amazing that they're WHITE and AFRICAN. Actually, there are hardly any black South Africans on the internet, so stop assuming the rest of non-South Africans don't know that you're white. The day I find a black South African on amirite, I will hold a party in my flat. Due to the racism of the past, blacks have still not recovered and a huge population still lives in the slums.
(Another anon):Cool story, bro.
The tl;dr version of that comment is: don't think you're too awesome because you're not.
You want some cheese with that whine?
The dislikes are most likely from people who said at one time, " I dont see color, i just see a person like you and me." God damn retards.
If you really want to get technical about it, the human race is highly speculated to have began in Africa, and spread out from there, thereby using your logic would mean that everyone, no matter the race, is African, because if you could trace your ancestry back far enough, you'd originate from there.
Which is why racism is so fucking stupid.
But if you're just talking about the country a black person is born in/where their parents are from, then yeah, you'd be right.
Ps: this might not make complete sense, it's 2am right now. >.>
The first part reminded me of Bruno, when he adopted an African baby, and said there were lots of African-Americans in Africa.
And, yeah, you're right - not every black person originates from Africa - my cousin is from Samoa, and when he went to America he was refered to as African-American a couple times.
If black Americans are African-American, white Americans must be European-American. It's all just so stupid. When did "black" become offensive?
It became offensive because people are too defensive and sensitive, namely white people afraid of offending people
What i hate is when someone assumes that A) A black person is from Africa, and B) Have residency and a citizenship in America