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Originally posted by illuminateme
reply to post by DevilJin
If it is black American History then why do I always see stickers of the African continent or African American this and that. I don't recall seeing Black American anything.
My grandparents were immigrant who came here legally from europe and they (both sets) assimilated to american lifestyle to include learning the language (i.e. English) and refused to speak their native tongue for they were in a new country. Yet I do not see a German or Polish history month or even a week, let alone any other nationality or color. I don't consider myself racist as I have freinds of many races and colors and get along with anyone who is sensable to reason with. however what is touted by SOME not all blacks and latinos (as these are the two who cry the most) or any other race is why we still have racism in this country and all over the world. Most if not all of the atrocities that are rehashed happened long before any of this generation were born. If you are so proud of your heritage move back to your ancestral home, there is nothing stopping anyone from leaving this country.
Is this country perfect? not by any means what-so-ever. I am a proud AMERICAN not a proud german/polish/american. I was born here and am glad for it.
That sounds pretty racist to me.
You think every white person had slaves? No, it was rich people that could afford such things.
Most of us come from normal and even poor people. Our ancestors did not have slaves.
A lot of our ancestors immigrated here a long time after the genocide of the natives. That crap has nothing to do with most white people's history.
Originally posted by Phantom28804
A better question in my mind would be why do we refer to people as African American, Black, Asian, Hispanic, Mexican etc. Why not just call them people? So yea me and my friend here were just wondering what that guys name was over there? Instead of So yea me and my friend were wondering what that black guys name was over there? See my point?
Now obviously there are times when things are different such as if you are conducting a criminal investigation, but seriously why do we constantly refer to people by there race? Why do we even have politically correct terms why is it even necessary?