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    Thumbs up "african-american, afro-caribbean, negro, black" which do allyuh prefer?

    So I have started doing a family tree for my daughter and I am coming across some very intresting findings on ancestry.com... As I am looking through the census records my family race status changes every 10 years from mulatto to negro, black, and alas African-American...what do you allyuh prefer? Personally I believe black is not a race but a culture - let's face it most of us
    are mixed who isn't these days...post your thoughts
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    i identify as mixed race or black.. Negro sounds like something out of Roots.. lol.. does anybody young say that these days?
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    To me, negro is the most accurate term to use although of its racist past.

    We're not African.

    Bout African American

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    Quote Originally Posted by triniameri View Post
    So I have started doing a family tree for my daughter and I am coming across some very intresting findings on ancestry.com... As I am looking through the census records my family race status changes every 10 years from mulatto to negro, black, and alas African-American...what do you allyuh prefer? Personally I believe black is not a race but a culture - let's face it most of us
    are mixed who isn't these days...post your thoughts
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    i see no problem with negro, but has a different tone in the states than in trinidad. so i only use it there or with trinis.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ladyrastafari View Post
    i identify as mixed race or black.. Negro sounds like something out of Roots.. lol.. does anybody young say that these days?
    it's intresting because they just reintroduced "NEGRO" as an option on the2010 Census...people back in 2000 wrote it in

    also there are only three races, NEGROID, CACAUSOID, MONGOLID...like many of african -american/ afro-caribbeans we are a combination of all three... However blacks are the only ones that accept anybody..you can be black and martian and we will claim them...no other race does that! i think we need to get more selective like the whites and asians and get rid of this one drop rule
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    afro caribbean was not an option on the census.......

    so what happen to all this big talk about Caribbean people having their own category to be counted separately.


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    Quote Originally Posted by CocoErotika View Post
    afro caribbean was not an option on the census.......

    so what happen to all this big talk about Caribbean people having their own category to be counted separately.


    weh it deh

    *kiss teet*
    because afro-caribbean is not a race it's a culture, you either white, black or asian or now steupseeeee other

    "caublasian" goes in this " other "category...lmao i tossed tiger woods black race card long time ago
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    I always select "Black" if i'm asked whats my ethnicity then I say Caribbean.
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    Quote Originally Posted by triniameri View Post
    because afro-caribbean is not a race it's a culture, you either white, black or asian or now steupseeeee other

    "caublasian" goes in this " other "category...lmao i tossed tiger woods black race card long time ago
    neither is Hispanic or Pacific Islander but it got it's own category

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    did any of you fill out your own census or did your mommy have to do it?

    each asian ethnic group got it's own box. caribbeans dont get a separate box from africans. cause you just a ####################.. err excuse me NEGRO just like the yankees.

    they dont give a fukk about whether you from the Caribbean. The only black people who got a pass what the black Latinas

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    Quote Originally Posted by CocoErotika View Post
    did any of you fill out your own census or did your mommy have to do it?

    each asian ethnic group got it's own box. caribbeans dont get a separate box from africans. cause you just a ####################.. err excuse me NEGRO just like the yankees.

    they dont give a fukk about whether you from the Caribbean. The only black people who got a pass what the black Latinas
    true...hispanics have just as many divisions, white, black and asian, native american

    what i find most intrestingis that middle eastern people are considered caucasian,,,who woulda thunk?

    whether you are american or caribbean we are blacks of the Diaspora and we share the same history
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    Quote Originally Posted by CocoErotika View Post
    did any of you fill out your own census or did your mommy have to do it?

    each asian ethnic group got it's own box. caribbeans dont get a separate box from africans. cause you just a ####################.. err excuse me NEGRO just like the yankees.

    they dont give a fukk about whether you from the Caribbean. The only black people who got a pass what the black Latinas
    on the census form I put in the other category Caribbean/St. Lucia
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    Black is fine. born in America of Caribbean descent if ppl ask bout ethnicity. i dont identify with the AA thing AT ALL.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sweetness4Life View Post
    on the census form I put in the other category Caribbean/St. Lucia
    Caribbean is not another race. are African immigrants urged to put the specific country in Africa they are from.

    you think doing that is gonna help... good luck with that?

    why does each Asian country gets it's own box yet Each African country doesnt?


    They lump all black folk together for a reason

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