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    Thumbs down Being an African American

    So I go to an event this past weekend.


    I meet this white man from South Africa.


    He tells me that he was born and raised there.


    I tell him "good for you".

    Then he tells me that he just got his american citizenship two weeks ago.

    I tell him "congradualtions".

    Then he says "Thank you! Now I can truely see what it's like to be an AFRICAN AMERICAN!!!"


    WTF!!?!!?!?!?!

    Not only does he need to get the fack outta here with that BS, but that has got to be the WORSE joke that I've heard in quite some time!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by kevlocks
    So I go to an event this past weekend.


    I meet this white man from South Africa.


    He tells me that he was born and raised there.


    I tell him "good for you".

    Then he tells me that he just got his american citizenship two weeks ago.

    I tell him "congradualtions".

    Then he says "Thank you! Now I can truely see what it's like to be an AFRICAN AMERICAN!!!"


    WTF!!?!!?!?!?!

    Not only does he need to get the fack outta here with that BS, but that has got to be the WORSE joke that I've heard in quite some time!!!!

    but he does have a point... isnt he the true african American? he is from africa.... why you get mad for???
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    Quote Originally Posted by carib_xtc
    but he does have a point... isnt he the true african American? he is from africa.... why you get mad for???
    I wasn't. I just thought it was the worse joke ever.



    my woman had the same take as you. What I've learned is that white people aren't the same from all over the world. The expereince brings a whole new dynamic to the term to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kevlocks
    I wasn't. I just thought it was the worse joke ever.
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    That is like that white actress (come on allyuh help me with the name) who was born in South Africa. And when she won the Oscar reporters were calling her an African-American.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kevlocks
    So I go to an event this past weekend.


    I meet this white man from South Africa.


    He tells me that he was born and raised there.


    I tell him "good for you".

    Then he tells me that he just got his american citizenship two weeks ago.

    I tell him "congradualtions".

    Then he says "Thank you! Now I can truely see what it's like to be an AFRICAN AMERICAN!!!"


    WTF!!?!!?!?!?!

    Not only does he need to get the fack outta here with that BS, but that has got to be the WORSE joke that I've heard in quite some time!!!!
    Was he being facetious or does he really think that he'll get the true "African-American" experience? Ironically enough, he would now be eligible for all minority programs based on his self-classification.

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    Well as odd a concept it might seem (white man calling himself African American)... technically de man is correct...lol

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    I do not like the term African American. It is devisive and it alienates people...it also gives people like your south african friend license for such foolishness.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prinzez Diva
    That is like that white actress (come on allyuh help me with the name) who was born in South Africa. And when she won the Oscar reporters were calling her an African-American.
    Charlize Theron?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GoldenBrown
    Was he being facetious or does he really think that he'll get the true "African-American" experience? Ironically enough, he would now be eligible for all minority programs based on his self-classification.
    nah. he was joking (at least I hope). It was just a really corny attempt to "break the ice".

    I had my fill of expereinces on that day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prinzez Diva
    That is like that white actress (come on allyuh help me with the name) who was born in South Africa. And when she won the Oscar reporters were calling her an African-American.
    Charlize Theron?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nisha7
    I do not like the term African American. It is devisive and it alienates people...it also gives people like your south african friend license for such foolishness.
    i agree...i don't call my self african trinidadian..u don't see white people callin themselves european american
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nisha7
    I do not like the term African American. It is devisive and it alienates people...it also gives people like your south african friend license for such foolishness.
    The term African american can be looked at as being just as foolish as his African joke

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    omg, stfu.


    it was a corny joke. the chem teacher in my h.s. is south african and white and makes that joke on the first day of classes to get a lil chuckle from the kids.



    plus....technically he's right dammit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nisha7
    I do not like the term African American. It is devisive and it alienates people...it also gives people like your south african friend license for such foolishness.
    So what term would you prefer? Because the term African American applies to a specific group of people. I don't see it as devisive at all. It's a cultural and historical identity.

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