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    Question What is your definition of a Negro & would you say that most Black folks are Negroes?

    I am not talking about the Dictionary definition here but what does the word "Negro" mean to you socially?

    Also do you view yourself or the majority of Black people that you know as Negroes based on your own conditioned behaviour or on Black people's general conditioned behaviour?

    It’s a question that many here will find uncomfortable to deal with.

    I will give my definition and answer to the question posed in a while after I get the perspectives of some of the regular and not so regular posters here on Imix.

    Looking forward to hearing your views on the topic.
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    why not give it now?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Poca View Post
    why not give it now?
    Because I am looking for some honesty from posters rather than anyone trying to fall in line with my definition to look more Black conscious than they actually are.
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    Don't worry, no one will be tempted to do that.



    Quote Originally Posted by Socapro View Post
    Because I am looking for some honestly from posters rather than anyone trying to fall in line with my definition to look more Black conscious than they actually are.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Poca View Post
    Don't worry, no one will be tempted to do that.
    You seem quite confident that everyone around here is as afraid to give their honest point of view as you are.

    Lets see if that turns out to be true.
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    I only know the dictionary definition of negro
    My definition therefore is the same
    I have not personally thought about the word and redefinite to what I want it to mean
    Socially I think it's outdated mlk used it
    I may use comically as in kneegrow please lol
    Language is fluid and changes so if a collective group of people decide to use 0or redefine it then so be it

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    When it comes to "anything black" most are quite vocal about showing their colours and by now, it's pretty clear who's who in here.



    Quote Originally Posted by Socapro View Post
    You seem quite confident that everyone around here is as afraid to give their honest point of view as you are.

    Lets see if that turns out to be true.
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    http://www.cnn.com/2014/11/05/politi...gro-ok-to-use/

    Army okays use of word 'Negro' 01:15
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    Regulation says "Negro" OK to describe "black or African American"
    It's unclear when the word was added
    Army official says the regulation will be reviewed
    A newly published U.S. Army regulation said until Friday that a service member could be referred to as a "Negro" when describing "black or African American" personnel.

    The Army confirmed Wednesday the language was contained in the October 22 "Army Command Policy," known as regulation AR 600-20. The regulation is periodically updated but the Army could not say how recently the word was added to the document.

    In a lengthy section of the document describing "race and ethnic code definitions," the regulation stated under the category "Black or African American" that would include, "A person having origins in any of the black racial groups of Africa. Terms such as "Haitian" or "Negro" can be used in addition to "Black" or "African American."

    The U.S. Army changed the regulation Friday and issued an apology "to anyone we offended."

    The new policy states that "Black or African-American" are the only acceptable terms.

    The Army, along with the rest of the military, collects extensive demographic data on the makeup of the military force for issues such as equal opportunity and ensuring discrimination does not take place.

    One Army official familiar with the document said it's possible the word was added so when forms are filled out, a black or African-American person could "self report" and choose to identify themselves as a Negro. But a military officer specializing in personnel issues for the Defense Department called that "the dumbest thing I have ever heard," noting the Pentagon does not use the word in any of its extensive collection of demographic data.

    Lt. Col. S. Justin Platt, an Army spokesman, said the use of the word comes from an outdated section.

    "The racial definitions in AR600-20 para. 6-2 are outdated, currently under review, and will be updated shortly," he said on Wednesday. "The Army takes pride in sustaining a culture where all personnel are treated with dignity and respect and not discriminated against based on race, color, religion, gender and national origin."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Socapro View Post
    Because I am looking for some honesty from posters rather than anyone trying to fall in line with my definition to look more Black conscious than they actually are.
    Looks like ur waiting around for responses to "fall in line" with! This is ur thread..u present ur stance and THEN allow discourse to commence...is how it works
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lucianite View Post
    I only know the dictionary definition of negro
    My definition therefore is the same
    I have not personally thought about the word and redefinite to what I want it to mean
    Socially I think it's outdated mlk used it
    I may use comically as in kneegrow please lol
    Language is fluid and changes so if a collective group of people decide to use 0or redefine it then so be it
    So are you're happy with many Black Americans trying to refine the word N!gga as something good for them as a group to embrace?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Socapro View Post
    So are you're happy with many Black Americans trying to refine the word N!gga as something good for them as a group to embrace?
    No.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Poca View Post
    When it comes to "anything black" most are quite vocal about showing their colours and by now, it's pretty clear who's who in here.
    I did not ask you to state who is who in here. I asked for your defition of a "Negro" and if you view yourself or the majority of Black folks you know as Negroes or not.

    Still waiting an answer if you are brave and honest enough to give one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lucianite View Post
    No.
    Would you say that the majority of Black folks that you know fit your definition of being a "Negro"?
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    i only know one negro name Ian
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    Quote Originally Posted by SWAGGERIFIC View Post
    i only know one negro name Ian
    Yes but that still does not answer the question posed.

    What is your definition of a "Negro" and do you regard most Black folks that you know as Negros based on your own understanding and use of the term?
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