Pan-Africanism : Are You African or African American?

Are You "African" or "African American?"

  • I am African.

    Votes: 83 46.4%
  • I am African American.

    Votes: 52 29.1%
  • none of the above

    Votes: 44 24.6%

  • Total voters
    179

Radical Faith

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This is the quandry. A multiracial person(war-baby) raised in Korea or Vietnam may have predominant African features would be considered Korean or Vietnamese first before they are African. This is because other than America, the rest of the world has allegiance to nation then race. Why is that? The answer is simple. The natives of Japan are the Japanese people that have a culture, heritage and established legacy in there homeland. This is true of the natives of all nations except the Americas. The natives of North America have been conquered and religated to living on small plots of what used to be their land using gambling and tourism as their national product. That leaves two other types of Americans. There is the so called American than has given up his allegiance to his homeland to make a better life for himself and family via conquest or capitalism. Then there's the American that was forcefully extracted against his will from his motherland and subjected to serve the second type of American. The latter American loses his connection to his motherland as generations pass away and never truely achieve acceptance in his new homeland. Though strides are being made to level the playfield there is still some distance to go. What becomes of the latter American who has become an American by force and not by choice?
 

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Chucky said:
We are Black in my opinion. Black: The displaced people in America of African ancestry lost in the diaspora.
My position hasn't changed.
 

BooYaa

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"This is true of the natives of all nations except the Americas."

What Americas are you referring to? Because Mexico is a part of the Americas, as are the Caribbean Islands....... and all those places have pride in nationality and their flag.
 

panafrica

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BooYaa said:
"This is true of the natives of all nations except the Americas."

What Americas are you referring to? Because Mexico is a part of the Americas, as are the Caribbean Islands....... and all those places have pride in nationality and their flag.
Although the Americas are made up of both North America, South America, Alaska, and the Caribbean...It is commonly known that when a person refers to America, they are talking about the United States of America. Since you are asking, that is the answer!
 
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