reply to post by Snarf
You must not be from New York. I new york we don't call them African American or Black. We call them by their name. I'm known by my name, not my
race. There's some backwards places, but often that's just the way it is.
Oh, and it's never noble when the black panther's march. I've never seen one. Know why? Because they'd be yelled at. Now when people march from
race crime, ok that's expected. But just cause? nope.
And yes they were born here, but blacks have developed their own culture here. There's just one problem. Today Anglo Saxons only make up, like, 9% of
the nation. These are where most of the former slave owners come from. The nation is some 12.5% black. When African Americans celebrate their culture
in America, for all intensive purposes, it's a derivative of southern culture. Granted that this culture has produced new things such as jazz and
such, but for the most part it is part of the anglo saxon culture. So while it has been labeled African American, when you look at the development, it
comes from southern Anglo Saxons.
Such cultural celebrations today are known as "country", like country music.
So, when black celebrate their culture, in many ways they are celebrating Anglo Saxon culture from the south as well. Because that's their roots.
Only within the last 30 years has this culture split off into rap and "gangstas". Which for the record, is not African American culture. It is a
mixture of a crap load of cultures. They can claim it all they want, but this is wrong. Poetry, as it appears in rap, comes from England. rap music
itself is not entirely African.
So African American cultural celebrations are not really racial. They are nationality wise. And just as blacks have their own American-born
nationalism, so too do the Anglo Saxons. Don't tell me you don't see this. Waving confederate flags, nascar, cattle, cowboys, country music. It's a
culture. A nationality within America, routed from elsewhere.
And for further not, white is not generalized. It is noted to be Caucasian, yes. But in places like New York, we most certainly have division of
white. Latino white, Irish white, Italian, Greek, Russian, European Spanish, Albanian, Israeli, Caucasian Palestinian, German, Polish, French.... The
list is long, very long. And hardly just "white". African Americans are just "black" because most of them do not know their true origins from
slavery. But rest assured modern African immigrants are proud Ethiopians, Sudanese, South Africans, Nigerians, Ranwadi, Morcco, Egyptian.... onward
So to reiterate, there is not one group of people not celebrated in America. Each have their nationalities celebrated in their own ways.
It's not PC. Because I assure you, most modern African immigrants do not label themselves African American. They label themselves nationalistically.