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Is it accurate to call someone not born in Africa an African American?


After all, that individual was not born in Africa. Same goes for Mexican Americans or any other "politically correct" way of identifying an individual from where their relatives were born. Why not simply call someone born in the United States an American?

 

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    hockey8mn 4 years ago

    I wouldn't mind being called a cockatoo lol. I agree with you and spanstar, someone should be called what they like to be called.

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    hockey8mn 4 years ago

    It is a very sensitive issue and why I asked. It is something that should be talked about and not swept under the rug. Talking about big issues in a calm and collected manor is healthy.

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    hockey8mn 4 years ago

    Technically, Egypt is in the middle east (a subcontinent), but I understand what your saying here. Geography is not one of the stronger aspects of the education system here.

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    hockey8mn 4 years ago

    I understand the sentiment, but no one is holding anyone here today. If people don't like the country they are living in today they have the freedom to leave it. Everyone doesn't hate black people and find them subhuman.


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