posted on Aug, 23 2016 @ 11:57 PM
a reply to: odzeandennz
Dude, I just keep getting the idea that we are arguing two vastly different points.
Kevin Hart is an American, as I wrote.
If you listen to his comedy, he makes jokes about black women (so he doesn't feel the need to be politically correct) and rich white guys. Kevin Hart
is one of millions of Americans who associates himself as one particular color, and who associates others as another color. Typically people will
call the Euro Americans as their more common name--whites--and if the term "white" weren't accepted, people would probably refer to them as European
Americans to distinguish what type of American they were.
I understand your point.. sort of.. but still posit that there is not, and never was a box where the whites could check, simply, American. White
Americans check the Caucasion box whenever asked to classify their race.
American is a term for all people born in America, but only whites are commonly called by the color of their skin, rather than (add ancestry
here)-American. Why is that? Perhaps because most white people don't get offended if you call them white and hence no need to pussy-foot around by
calling them "European Americans."
A lot of "white" people call "black" people African American because they truly belive that's what "black" people would prefer to be called. What do
you think the NAACP stands for?
Again, I look forward to the day when race doesn't even enter into the discussion. But that's not today and so we have terms to describe race. The
above mentioned words are intended not to carry any negative meaning.
Or maybe white people are (as you insinuate) claiming the land as their own and no one else's.. but I don't think that's the case for the many reasons
Good luck finding the answers you're looking for, though.