Originally posted by Killak420
That's krunk and all, but Africans and black Americans are two different groups of people.
That is just dumb. Im sorry but if you think that African Americans are not
Africans then you are seriously F up in the head. Even if most African Americans are mixed with Native American or Europian most of them are African
because there dominant gene is AFRICAN so there for they are African. Black is not a race and you need to get that out of your head.
Sorry man, I'm going to have to disagree with you there. If you're born in America, you're American. That goes for anyone here. A person's
heritage may be a million different things, but it doesn't automatically make them part of the old culture. If I was I have German heritage and I
was born in South Africa, that would make me South African - not German. Just because I don't have African heritage does not make me any less of a
Genetics are thrown around too often as a crutch. "African Americans" are just Americans. The "African" part is a BS term because you don't see
"White Americans" thrown around too often, it's always the case with other "cultures" though: "Hispanic American," "Asian American," etc.
America is supposed to be a melting pot, everyone who is born here is of the American culture, there is no need for name separations thank you.
And thanks to the media and the government, a lot of people don't understand that African's are not a race either, nor the so-called whites, Asians,
Europeans, etc. Africans are people who are from the continent of Africa. Asians are people who are from the continent of Asia. North Americans are
people who are from the continent of North America. And all of these people from these continents come from cultures that make up the countries of
the continents. And there are no pure "races" among them. Every one is mixed.
Categorically, there are only three races in the world and they make up every single culture that exists in the world, they are as follows: Negroid,
Caucasoid, and Mongoloid. So why don't they lists these as the races to select from on a job application, or anything else that requires it?
Because they don't want to know that they really are that similar - that they really do stem from just a few things. And the fact that everyone is
such a mixture of everything that the powers-that-be basically had to make it so everyone thinks that their skin-tone and their's or their parent's
country/area of origin determines their race. The fact is, none of that has anything to do with it. When they asks you for your "race" on those
things, what they are really asking you is this: what cultural area do you come from?
What determines your race is basically one relatively simple thing: your physical structure - especially the facial structure. There are a few other
minor things, but that's basically it. Negroids, Caucasoids, and Mongoloids come in every skin-tone you can think of: "white," black," "brown,"
"red," etc. Most people would generally categorize eastern Indians as being, well, of the Indian race. But the fact is, they are made up of all
three of the races; however, a good portion of them can be placed more towards the Caucasoid race - what people would generally think of as the
"white" race. Yeah, hard to believe, isn't it? Well, not really, not if you look at their physical structure. If you were to lighten up their
skin-tone more towards a "white" tone, you would get, what's that? A "white" person - you would no longer think of them as being Indian. The
same goes for the typical "white" person, darken them a bit, and hell, they could be Indian. Well geeze, Colin Powell is awfully white for someone
of the "black" race, or "African" race. That's because those aren't races (nor is his skin-tone determine what race he is), his physical
structure is leaning more towards the Negroid race - which would still make him part of what most people categorize as the "black" race.
You know what, I'm tired of this lame argument because people would not pick up an Anthropology book if someone held a gun to their head. If anyone
is really interested in learning about what really categorizes people as a "race," go take an Anthropology class, or go to the library. And when it
all comes down to it, we really are just one race, it's called the "Human Race" - we're just made up of many different cultures who have developed
different ways of doing things (AKA: customs). Skin-tone is just representative of the areas we come from - more sun, less sun, dry air, humid air,
Blah, go do research peeps, this stuff is actually quite interesting.