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

    Here's an interesting take on things. I think of race as B.S. It's something played on by people with an agenda. I think of us as humans. So this isn't a race ploy, I suppose I want to prove a point here.


    Is a white of skin color, south african...that immigrates to the United States....now considered an African American?


    Put that in your pipe and smoke it race baiters on both sides.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by MichaelJR View Post
    Here's an interesting take on things. I think of race as B.S. It's something played on by people with an agenda. I think of us as humans. So this isn't a race ploy, I suppose I want to prove a point here.

    Is a white of skin color, south african...that immigrates to the United States....now considered an African American?

    Put that in your pipe and smoke it race baiters on both sides.
    Their ancestors are not African.

    White South Africans are descendants of later European settlers, mainly from the Netherlands and Britain.
    History of South Africa - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    They would be South African Americans, or just "mutts" like the rest of us.
    Last edited by ecofarm; 12-06-13 at 02:27 AM.

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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 "muts" like the rest of us.
    Then again....they have been in Africa longer than "African Americans" in America. Truth be told, African Americans here have been away from Africa far longer than South Africans. I believe African Americans are more just plain old Americans than...well anyone in that respect minus the English.

    Riddle that riddler.

    For the record....I'm a few deep guys. Thought just came to me.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by MichaelJR View Post
    Then again....they have been in Africa longer than "African Americans" in America. Truth be told, African Americans here have been away from Africa far longer than South Africans. I believe African Americans are more just plain old Americans than...well anyone in that respect minus the English.

    Riddle that riddler.

    For the record....I'm a few deep guys. Thought just came to me.
    African American refers to ancestry, not country. If it referred to country, the country's name would be used. As it refers to ancestry, white South Africans can self-identify by their country of origin (South African Americans) but not by African heritage (African Americans). A white Kenyan could identify as a Kenyan American but not an African American, as (again) the latter reference is to ancestry.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    African American refers to ancestry, not country. If it referred to country, the country's name would be used. As it refers to ancestry, white South Africans could identify by their country of origin but not by African heritage.
    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.

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

    So if it's ancestry based, they are just Africans and not Americans now. Too bad, that means there are no Americans at all.
    Omniscience just sucks without omnipotence!

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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?
    Every month is white history month. I believe the common term used is British American, though I suppose English American could work.

    See where I'm going with this?

    Why can't everyone just be....Americans.
    Because people appreciate their heritage.

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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.
    Technically, we are all microorganisms in that sense if we are going to take it way back.

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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.
    Native tribes still exist.

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

    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.

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