posted on Nov, 5 2008 @ 09:11 PM
reply to post by heather65
Iam offended by that I'am Pacific Islander, Japanese, Australian Aborigine, & Innuit and get called black and african american all the time.
Black does not mean from Africa there are people in India, Southeast Asia & the Pacific Islands that are way darker than most black americans and
could make black americans pass as white and they have as much african heritage and blood as any European and some times less.
Black and African American should be seperated when it comes to forms that ask for race; would you consider a Berber in Africa black ?
There was a lawsuit a couple years ago where an Egyptian was put down as black when he was white because he checked african american in which he would
be african american since there from africa but not black. The same would go for anyone in Northern Africa, Malta etc. there from the african
Just like Arabs & Indians there Asians but people usually refer Chinese, Japanese & Koreans as Asians
Or everybody from around the Mediterrean Sea (Italy, Greece, Southern France, Monaco, Spain, Malta, Jordan, Tunisia, Libya, Algeria) are all basically
the same oliver color and could not tell them apart if they kept there mouths shut and had the same exact clothes on but somehow they ended up as
The problem is people dont seem to understand things like all whites arent from Europe just as all blacks arent from Africa and that just because your
this or that color doesnt not mean your from this or that continent. When this was fixed alot of the problems would stop its just that people are
narrow minded and parochialist
[edit on 5-11-2008 by kvaniu]