Africa : Why are some black Africans considered white Americans?

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Sudanese Americans do not fit neatly into the existing racial classifications of the American society.

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Sudanese Americans, like all African American and Black Muslims in the US, suffer from invisible intersectionality, writes Makki [Stephanie Keith/Reuters]


I always knew I was black. My childhood was the scent of coconut oil hair cream and the taste of bean pie after Friday prayers in a
Bilalian mosque on Chicago's south side. I knew the words to Nkosi Sikelel' iAfrika and called Harold Washington my mayor, even though I lived in the suburbs.

My parents had immigrated to the United States from Sudan in the late 1970s and raised my sister and me to be comfortable in our skin. I spoke Arabic at home and English at school where it seemed no one else agreed that I am black.

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Hi Sister Liberty!

I did not know they were considered white! :eeek:

Thanks for sharing and adding to the new Africa section! ... :yaay:

Love You!

:heart:

Destee
 

Liberty

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Hi Sister Liberty!

I did not know they were considered white! :eeek:

Thanks for sharing and adding to the new Africa section! ... :yaay:

Love You!

:heart:

Destee

Hi Destee!

Yes, there are a lot of people being labelled Caucasian that do not look Caucasian to me at all. Then there are also a lot of AAs who don't participate in the Census... There could be a major difference in the actual demographics of this country if white folks stopped claiming brown and black folks as white.

Love You


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Sudanese Americans do not fit neatly into the existing racial classifications of the American society.

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Sudanese Americans, like all African American and Black Muslims in the US, suffer from invisible intersectionality, writes Makki [Stephanie Keith/Reuters]


I always knew I was black. My childhood was the scent of coconut oil hair cream and the taste of bean pie after Friday prayers in a
Bilalian mosque on Chicago's south side. I knew the words to Nkosi Sikelel' iAfrika and called Harold Washington my mayor, even though I lived in the suburbs.

My parents had immigrated to the United States from Sudan in the late 1970s and raised my sister and me to be comfortable in our skin. I spoke Arabic at home and English at school where it seemed no one else agreed that I am black.

Read more

http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/op...nsidered-white-americans-170215073123425.html

Thanks for sharing this very
thought provoking article article with all of us!
 

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