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    Pan-Africanism : Are You African or African American?

    I notice you conveniently avoided my points. Please explain how African American culture is African.
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    Pan-Africanism : Are You African or African American?

    Indentity problem? Hell no, its the people here who think they're Africans that have an identity problem. Calling yourself "African" means little because there is so much diversity in Africa. If I ask an African what group he belongs to he will Ashanti Hausa, Somali, etc. Ask an African American...
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    Pan-Africanism : Are You African or African American?

    Stop trolling. I said and I repeat again, you can label yourself whatever you want, the names mean nothing, the culture is what matters. Strawman argument. Proof? How many African Americans speak any of the languages of the said people? How many African Americans practice any of the...
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    Pan-Africanism : Are You African or African American?

    True, I absolutely agree. my mother for example, rejects with anger the terms mulatta, zambo as racist. I do agree that America was built mostly from slave labor and I hope compensation will go beyond this token affirmative action they've been feeding us. I agree. I think Africans need to...
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    Pan-Africanism : Are You African or African American?

    I never said we are not totally African, don't create a strawman to knock down. I believe in a number of ways that we do retain "Africaness" for example, the way we worship and praise God, in some of the foods we eat. But we fused these ideas with others ideads into an entity that is "African...
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    Pan-Africanism : Are You African or African American?

    I understand thats true and all, but I'm fiercely proud of being an African-American, we've accomplished so much. Africans need to learn just as much about us as we need to learn about them. Culturally speaking. My ancestry lies in Sierra Leone amongst the Mende, but I feel closer to other...
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    Pan-Africanism : Are You African or African American?

    For me maybe its different. I'm a black man of mixed ancestry, my father is black my mother is mostly Native American with some black and white ancestry. me and my mother do identify as black. In Africa I was mistaken sometime or very few occasions for being maybe a Tuareg or some other Northern...
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    Pan-Africanism : Are You African or African American?

    Well people can call themselves whatever they like, but a continental African and an African-American are not the same. We may share a bloodlines via a recent common ancestry, but other than that we aren't really close.
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    Pan-Africanism : Are You African or African American?

    This is a bankrupt post. If Tutsis an Hutus don't see each other as the same what makes you think an African-American is just as African as a Nigerian?
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    Pan-Africanism : Are You African or African American?

    Thats why I said its utterly misleading to call ourselves Africans when we've been separated from Africa for well over 380 years and have a history and culture of our own. Please explain in detail what we have in common so much more, I'd like to know. I've been to Africa too, mostly the...
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    Africa : Trying hard to prove Africa is not the birthplace for mankind.

    Why are people here so quick to say its a conspiracy to whitewash? People here need to study anthropology.
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    Africa : Trying hard to prove Africa is not the birthplace for mankind.

    So far the geentic evidence certainly refutes the notion that Neanderthals and modern humans interbred, but there does exist a very small possibility that it did happen, but not to the point that multiregionality is supported. I agree that some people want to favor the multiregional model as a...
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    Africa : Trying hard to prove Africa is not the birthplace for mankind.

    Calm down, there is no Euro conspiracy, its simply a different opinion[which I happen to strongly disagree with] not necessarily motivated by racism.
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    Pan-Africanism : Are You African or African American?

    Sorry but black Americans are more appropiately "African-Americans" rather than "African" because none of us are Africans in the sense that a Nigerian or Egyptian is. Plus African is a broad term that culturally does not refer to one thing. We all have ancestry that traces back to Africa, just...
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    Africa : Chart of Sub-Saharan African racial types

    I'm for black unity of African-Americans first and foremost, Africans are secondary.
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