Uhh... Not all black people are from africa and they definitely aren't all American
Numduck. I've read your post and your responses to others. I can't help but think wtf is this mf talking about!! You don't sound very intelligent at all. So you say that you have "African American friends" claps for you.. and that these "friends" say that "blacks" give them a bad name hmm ok. That's a very broad generalization and I am very offended by this as I am sure others are. Ppl like you and your "friends" are the reason stereotypes exists.... So thank you ;) your an idiot
Most Americans that happen to be black don't actually know if they have African lineage or lineage from somewhere else. The whole self righteous thing just makes me roll my eyes.
Never thought of it like that.
I get it now. So, there's a difference between being just black and being African American and depending on the individual you will refer to him/her as how she likes to be referred to as. Hmmmm..
Dude, the only difference is a dose of politically correctness. Blacks, Negroes, African Americans -- all the same.
African-Americans from the Africa, African-American's from Nigeria, or African Americans, African-Americans from the U.S. What kind of black are we talking about here?
African Americans refer specifically to the blacks and their descendants from Africa that traveled to America during the slave trade. Black race can refer to them, Caribbeans, etc, basically black-skinned people.
black is black.
And being African American doesn't make you black.
what's your point?
So tell me. What is the difference?
Black Africans and black Americans are still black.
I'm just racially colorblind and don't get the question.
What about it `witman`!
Same thing . African American is a more formal name. The blacks I know, and I know many, never refer to themselves as African American, they prefer to be called black.
You said African American, not African. Africans are African and American Blacks are American Blacks.
I know many African people, born and raised in Africa and they are the nicest people you would ever want to meet. Extremely spiritual and intelligent. So if American blacks don't wish to associate with them or be called African American I'm sure it is no skin of the real African's noses.
That's what I've been told by my black friends.
I'm Italian,Polish,Greek,Albanian and Irish American. All this signifies is your ancestral home plus your nationality. Some blacks say their ancestral home was not Africa but some other place and therefore they are not African. They are American by virtue of being born on the American Continent.
Yep My black friends tell everyone "they love black people but they cant stand n******!
LOL FINALLY HAHA
It's ignorant to call someone black African-American, as not all blacks came from, or come from, Africa.
Well there are plenty of african americans who are white and there are plenty of blacks who are not african americans.
It's a culture thing.
What kind of black is the "Blacks"?
I think so too.