why is taht many people can understand the differnce between africans and african americans?

Please don't get me wrong Africans and African Americans are under the black race but in school and job application, many forms would be asking people like me to identify their ethical background, you will find, white, African Americans, Asians, native Indians, Hispanic and Latinos or other. I usually chose other and wrote African because I am not African American. I was born and raised in Nigeria and beside I had no slavery trace in my family. African Americans have slavery root but we Africans born in Africa or born outside Africa because our parents immigrated is not African Americans. In school I am tired of people calling me African American while I am not only few understood my point. is the lack of education or the common pratice of grouping people all in one group. i want an honest question

Asked By: WEEDG - 4/19/2007
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Our society really needs to try to begin to understand that... More
Answered By: mixedraceperson - 4/21/2007
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hey i am african ,aint black,and what the hell if i am african ,doesnt change anything,judgemental a*****e narrow head ppl always see an african as a low life,so let them go to helll
Answered By: reifguy - 4/19/2007
You know, whites are put into a bad situation with this kind of question. Before, applications just said white and black (and so forth), and there was a conflict among the blacks who wanted their "african heritage" to be recognized. So, we retrained everyone to call them African Americans. Now, since the whites are... More
Answered By: Mrs. J - 4/19/2007
Not trying to "group" you...but am I getting the correct understanding that you are white, but born and raised in Africa? Your ethnic background is Caucasian/White or of European descent. Although you are or were an African citizen. I get confused on those things myself, because I am what you call a multi-racial... More
Answered By: Sharon - 4/19/2007
God I hate it when people trivialize everything with the "we are all just human" argument... More
Answered By: Julian X - 4/19/2007
You are wrong, even if you are African you might have ancestors who were brought to America as slaves, but part of your family(ancestors) might not have been captured. Besides if you're white your ancestors originated from Europe which makes you Caucasian African (if you're born in Africa) and in America you're still... More
Answered By: Amari - 4/19/2007
well cuz they LOOK THE SAME.........................DUH!!
Answered By: uniko1040191 - 4/19/2007
Well, sorry to tell you this but Americans are just stupid, i still don't get why they call them African Americans instead of just Americans i mean they have been there for many generations. You don't find a category called irish american, or polish american do you... More
Answered By: Zaina - 4/19/2007
i LOVE mental midgets like yourself. Your avatar is that of a white boy and you claim you're nigerian. A moron like yourself has the opportunity to come to America thanks to the efforts of 'black americans' who have gone through hell in this nation. Don't be fooled - their history is your history too. Go read about the... More
Answered By: abyssinia_7 - 4/19/2007
america was founded on ignorance and hipocracy, and it still contuinues. this is a very sad fact
Answered By: j s - 4/19/2007 More
Answered By: khaida w - 4/19/2007
If your ancestry is predominatley of African decent you are African American. Every race on this planet has been enslaved at some point including yours so slavery is a moot point. If you did choose "other", it wouldve made more sense if you wrote in Nigerian because thats your home country not Africa.
Answered By: David H - 4/22/2007
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