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Thread: Question about race: Is a white south african, who immigrated to america....

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    Re: Question about race: Is a white south african, who immigrated to america....

    Quote Originally Posted by WCH View Post
    Did I mention hyphenated nouns are divisive?



    Only when used by people like those who promoted the GOP's divisive "Southern Strategy"




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    Re: Question about race: Is a white south african, who immigrated to america....

    Quote Originally Posted by BlackAsCoal View Post
    'Social harmony???'

    Truth is an adversary of social harmony?

    NO .. it is not.
    Who said anything about truth being an adversary of social harmony? Do you really think it would be deceptive NOT to use hyphenated-American labels? Do you need to stick an "African-Hypehen" in front of your "American" label in order for me to not confuse you with "Euro-Americans"?

    What benefit do we get from that except proper maintenance of the "us vs. them" mentality such labels help ensure? Whether your avatar actually reflects your status in active duty or not, assuming you are on active duty, do you think it's important that you describe yourself as a "female soldier" instead of just a soldier? It's the truth, isn't it? If you were a doctor, would you insist on being called a "female doctor"? Or an "African American Doctor"? It's the truth, so why not? As long as it's the truth, it can't be adversarial to social harmony, right?

    Think about it.
    You can't reason anyone out of a position they didn't reason themselves into in the first place.

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    Re: Question about race: Is a white south african, who immigrated to america....

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    Their ancestors are not African.



    History of South Africa - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    They would be South African Americans, or just "mutts" like the rest of us.



    If you go back far enough just about everyone on this planet has African ancestors.

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    Re: Question about race: Is a white south african, who immigrated to america....

    Quote Originally Posted by MichaelJR View Post
    So by that respect....Americans of English decent should celebrate white history month? And consider themselves English Americans?

    See where I'm going with this?

    Why can't everyone just be....Americans.



    Maybe because some people, like the person who started this thread, always want to talk about where people came from.

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    Re: Question about race: Is a white south african, who immigrated to america....

    Quote Originally Posted by Keridan View Post
    So if it's ancestry based, they are just Africans and not Americans now. Too bad, that means there are no Americans at all.



    Wrong, there are Americans like me, the Native Americans who were in America before Columbus found the place.

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    Re: Question about race: Is a white south african, who immigrated to america....

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    Native tribes still exist.



    Does anyone think that Native Americans are not 'real' Americans?

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    Re: Question about race: Is a white south african, who immigrated to america....

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    I think the whole politically correct "race doesn't exist" line is a joke. Talk about willful blindness, or seeing only what you want to see.

    That's like saying blue eyes are a myth.

    Look around you.
    Some people are black, some people are white, some people are asians, some are a mix. Even a child can tell the difference.



    Most children don't care about the difference.

    They are way ahead of a lot of adults.

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    Re: Question about race: Is a white south african, who immigrated to america....

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    Does anyone think that Native Americans are not 'real' Americans?
    I believe every single one of us are Americans. We are all Americans regardless where we came from, born here or not, it is that simple.
    This Reform Party member thinks it is high past time that we start electing Americans to congress and the presidency who put America first and their political party further down the line. But for way too long we have been electing Republicans and Democrats who happen to be Americans instead of Americans who happen to be Republicans and Democrats.

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    Re: Question about race: Is a white south african, who immigrated to america....

    Quote Originally Posted by Keridan View Post
    They migrated earlier, but are no more native than the white Scotts man who just got off the boat.



    Bull****.




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    Re: Question about race: Is a white south african, who immigrated to america....

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    Who is making an issue of it? I certainly wasn't. I didn't bring up Birmingham.
    I'm just saying quit being an ostrich with your head in the sand just so you can be PC, and call a spade a spade.



    Calling a spade a spade is not PC.




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