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    Re: Are African-Americans a mongrel people?

    http://www.debatepolitics.com/polls/...el-people.html

    This shows how context is useful with ambiguous statements and how context can be important.

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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.
    African-American is sort of self-defining isn't it?
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    Re: Are African-Americans a mongrel people?

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    African-American is sort of self-defining isn't it?
    I hate that term "African American".

    Unless you came from Africa in your lifetime and now live in America, most "African-Americans" don't have a damned clue what being "African" is.

    The term itself brings an image of someone who has more loyalty to the first hyphenated portion of their "politically correct" name than being American.
    "I condemn the ideology of White Supremacy and Nazism. They are thugs, criminals, and repugnant, and are against what I believe to be "The American Way" "
    Thus my obligatory condemnation of White supremacy will now be in every post, lest I be accused of supporting it because I didn't mention it specifically every time I post.

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    Re: Are African-Americans a mongrel people?

    Quote Originally Posted by Caine View Post
    I hate that term "African American".

    Unless you came from Africa in your lifetime and now live in America, most "African-Americans" don't have a damned clue what being "African" is.

    The term itself brings an image of someone who has more loyalty to the first hyphenated portion of their "politically correct" name than being American.
    As a Euro American, I am ok with the phrase.

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    Re: Are African-Americans a mongrel people?

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    As a Euro American, I am ok with the phrase.
    Yeah, whatever smart ass.
    "I condemn the ideology of White Supremacy and Nazism. They are thugs, criminals, and repugnant, and are against what I believe to be "The American Way" "
    Thus my obligatory condemnation of White supremacy will now be in every post, lest I be accused of supporting it because I didn't mention it specifically every time I post.

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    Re: Are African-Americans a mongrel people?

    Quote Originally Posted by Caine View Post
    I hate that term "African American".

    Unless you came from Africa in your lifetime and now live in America, most "African-Americans" don't have a damned clue what being "African" is.

    The term itself brings an image of someone who has more loyalty to the first hyphenated portion of their "politically correct" name than being American.
    Have fun finding a term for african americans that isn't derogatory that has been coined by our society since they were brought over.

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    Re: Are African-Americans a mongrel people?

    Quote Originally Posted by SE102 View Post
    Have fun finding a term for african americans that isn't derogatory that has been coined by our society since they were brought over.
    umm... well lets see.... what does the media call a white man....

    oh wait... "A white man"

    Hmm... I wonder how we can apply this knowledge to "AFRICAN" Americans (most of which don't know **** about, nor would like to return to, africa).

    "a black man". "a black woman"...

    Whats so ****ing wrong with that?
    "I condemn the ideology of White Supremacy and Nazism. They are thugs, criminals, and repugnant, and are against what I believe to be "The American Way" "
    Thus my obligatory condemnation of White supremacy will now be in every post, lest I be accused of supporting it because I didn't mention it specifically every time I post.

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    Re: Are African-Americans a mongrel people?

    Quote Originally Posted by Caine View Post
    umm... well lets see.... what does the media call a white man....

    oh wait... "A white man"

    Hmm... I wonder how we can apply this knowledge to "AFRICAN" Americans (most of which don't know **** about, nor would like to return to, africa).

    "a black man". "a black woman"...

    Whats so ****ing wrong with that?
    What if they are from South Africa and are white?

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    Re: Are African-Americans a mongrel people?

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    What if they are from South Africa and are white?
    A white person.

    The words "White" or "Black" are just descriptors.

    I can see nothing wrong with describing someone.

    Of course, I'm sure someone could…And does.
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    Re: Are African-Americans a mongrel people?

    Quote Originally Posted by The Mark View Post
    A white person.

    The words "White" or "Black" are just descriptors.

    I can see nothing wrong with describing someone.

    Of course, I'm sure someone could…And does.
    What about this guy?


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