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    Earth Angel dollbabi's Avatar dollbabi is offline
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    Angry Why be upset because...

    I consider myself an American or a West Indian-American, rather than a Black American or African-American.

    Sorry but some Black Americans get on my last nerves. They will be the first to point out that your parents are from elsewhere so you are different or not really black. Or that you don’t ‘look’ American…wth? Yet, they will be the first to be upset when you do not identify with them. Come from my face with that foolishness.

    Being born and educated here, nothing in Black/AA history had anything to do with my personal heritage. American history is my national history, nothing more or less. Outside of Garvey, Marley and Kinte, nothing including the Caribbean or Africa was touched. That is fine as this is the U.S. but then do not be upset at my position. Yes, I am a woman of African descent but neither term embraces me other than to conveniently lump people of African descent in this country. Not to mention, both terms are cultural, not racial. My father is of Indian descent but i dont call myself indian-american either. Dont get confused, because I am extremely proud of my heritage. But if anything hyphenating with American, it's Trini.


    Who doh like it...too bad.
    If yuh offended/feelings hurt...too bad.

    Dais how where ah stand…GET OVER IT.



    (and i not from NYC, where tings like education may be more inclusive or some more culturally aware. The rest of the U.S. is often quite different...)

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    ~Sweet Sugah City Gyul~ Tiny_Winey's Avatar Tiny_Winey is offline
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    Hmmm, automatically if you're Black, ppl say that you're African-American.. LOL..
    Hmmm, I know some white ppl who are African-American

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    Earth Angel dollbabi's Avatar dollbabi is offline
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tiny_Winey
    Hmmm, automatically if you're Black, ppl say that you're African-American.. LOL..
    Hmmm, I know some white ppl who are African-American
    Ah know right! LOL!

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    all i have to say is that we are all God's children whether ethnicity....
    ☆ JUICY ☆

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    ~Sweet Sugah City Gyul~ Tiny_Winey's Avatar Tiny_Winey is offline
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    Quote Originally Posted by vincypeaches
    all i have to say is that we are all God's children whether ethnicity....
    Very well said.

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    Earth Angel dollbabi's Avatar dollbabi is offline
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    Quote Originally Posted by vincypeaches
    all i have to say is that we are all God's children whether ethnicity....
    We certainly are...

    and we as God's children ought to be able to respect each other's position.

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    sharkie
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    not dis shit again!

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    Guyanese blood in me MsLady08 is offline
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    Quote Originally Posted by sharkbait
    not dis shit again!
    Y don't u go back to Japan and read a book?

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    sharkie
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    Quote Originally Posted by MsLady08
    Y don't u go back to Japan and read a book?
    cuz i livin in poland now, yuh eh see de proflie


    why yuh eh shut yuh ass and go in yuh bed?

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    Guyanese blood in me MsLady08 is offline
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    Quote Originally Posted by sharkbait
    cuz i livin in poland now, yuh eh see de proflie


    why yuh eh shut yuh ass and go in yuh bed?
    what would i be reading ur profile for? y u on here policing everybody around, ur bedtime gone since 8 p.m. madam

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    sharkie
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    Quote Originally Posted by MsLady08
    what would i be reading ur profile for? y u on here policing everybody around, ur bedtime gone since 8 p.m. madam
    righto.

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