What are you?

@iggy77 (87)
United States
October 20, 2006 1:38am CST
If some one is born and raised in America and there black, why do they call themselves African American? What if there originaly from Jamaica? It just doesnt make sense. Unless some one was born in Africa than moved to America they shouldnt call themselves African American. What do you think?
4 responses
@Ljorge (1497)
• United States
20 Oct 06
i agree with you. i myself was born in Puerto Rico. So I am Puerto Rican. where my younger sister was Born here in America. She is Considered Puerto Rican American. I guess people want to call themselves whatever they want. i don;t know anymore lol
@iggy77 (87)
• United States
20 Oct 06
I just doesnt make sense. I mean I dont walk around saying I'm English American just cause I'm white.
@Ljorge (1497)
• United States
20 Oct 06
true true. If someone asles me what i am i tell them Puerto Rican. i can see where you are going with it, but its kinda a greay area ya know.
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@nickel1191 (2794)
• India
20 Oct 06
Im an indian born and brought up in India.
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@rlporter (516)
• United States
20 Oct 06
I'm in Arizona- the hot, sunny, dry, desert. Blah!
@iggy77 (87)
• United States
20 Oct 06
What does that have to do with anything?
@rlporter (516)
• United States
20 Oct 06
oops sorry, my tired eyes only read "Where are you?" I had read another post like this. I'm not sure the answer to your question, and I don't want to answer for African/Jamaican-Americans.
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@iggy77 (87)
• United States
20 Oct 06
My neighbors from Niger, Africa, so I consider him African American. But than My causin who has never even been to Africa thinks shes African American. Well what if her ancesters where from Haiti?
• United States
26 Nov 07
"black" can be an offensive term. especially if you say it the wrong way. "african american" represents the fact that our ancestors are african, and we are american. and for your info my grandpa is all african. and why are you so fixated on racial titles? is it going to kill you? are you really losing sleep over this crap? did it ever occur that i'm not black i'm brown. don't call me any form of ngger. and in spanish black comes from negro in spanish and negro in latin means ngger. i honestly can't believe this idiotic question. how old are you 12? if so GO GET A LIFE.