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    Re: Are African-Americans a mongrel people?

    Hmmmmm......


    Mongrel refers to mixed ancestry:

    In botany, a mongrel may refer to the offspring of varieties of a species which was in contrast to a hybrid
    Among pets, one whose parentage is of unknown or mixed breeds as opposed to purebred
    Among humans, mongrel and mongrelize are derogatory terms for the mixing of "races", known as miscegenation

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    Re: Are African-Americans a mongrel people?

    Quote Originally Posted by The Giant Noodle View Post
    Hmmmmm......
    Mongrel refers to mixed ancestry:
    Exactly. And so, I cannot possibly see how any of the "context" issues have any relevance to someones' asnwer to the question.

    The ONLY way they make any difference is if your answer to the question depends on who asks (or, in this case, who makes the statement).

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    Re: Are African-Americans a mongrel people?

    If a conservative had said this....
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    Re: Are African-Americans a mongrel people?

    Are African-Americans a mongrel people?



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    Re: Are African-Americans a mongrel people?

    Quote Originally Posted by Goobieman View Post
    I heard this today and was curious as to what everyone thinks.
    Of course most black Americans are a mongrel people,so are most other Americans. Most Americans are of mixed ethnicity and race. Why is it a bad to bring to bring this fact up? Are we dogs and somehow being mixed is a bad thing? We are not racists,so why should someone give a rats ass if someone says a group of people are a mongrel people?

    Mongrel | Define Mongrel at Dictionary.com
    2.any animal or plant resulting from the crossing of different breeds or varieties.
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    Re: Are African-Americans a mongrel people?

    I understand where the President is coming from. He's talking to our mixed heritage. When you trace the roots of many African American families, in many cases you come away with a mixture of different races. The same can easily be said of many White families. I mean, I can't tell you how often I've heard a White person proudly proclaim being of a mix ethnicity - Italian, Greek, German, French or some other combination thereof. Still, I think he's wrong in his assessment that we (African Americans) know more about it than White people do of their own heritage. I think it's actually the opposite. I mean, I don't hear half as many Black people talking proudly of their mixed heritage as I do White people talk openly about it.

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    Re: Are African-Americans a mongrel people?

    Quote Originally Posted by Objective Voice View Post
    Still, I think he's wrong in his assessment that we (African Americans) know more about it than White people do of their own heritage. I think it's actually the opposite. I mean, I don't hear half as many Black people talking proudly of their mixed heritage as I do White people talk openly about it.
    Agreed.....


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    Re: Are African-Americans a mongrel people?

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    Of course most black Americans are a mongrel people,so are most other Americans. Most Americans are of mixed ethnicity and race. Why is it a bad to bring to bring this fact up? Are we dogs and somehow being mixed is a bad thing? We are not racists,so why should someone give a rats ass if someone says a group of people are a mongrel people?
    Because in the minds of most people, Mongrel comes with a negative connotation associated with it, i.e., dirty, stupid, disgusting, un-natural, unwanted, unacceptable, not pure.
    Last edited by Objective Voice; 07-29-10 at 06:36 PM.

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    Re: Are African-Americans a mongrel people?

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    It mattered to me. Haaha!! 'Til I looked up what it meant in an online dictionary, I was going to report the thread. And then I found this:



    President Obama calls African-Americans a



    What a hoot!!! Honestly, he's somethin' else.
    Oh well if BHO says it is so then of course it must be so.

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    Re: Are African-Americans a mongrel people?

    I know what Obama was going for when he said it but I still think he made a poor choice of words given the history of that particular word; and I agree that if a white politician said that, he would be getting all kinds of heat for it right now.

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