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JuicyBabe13
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anitajasmine
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"Black" Americans should not be referred to as, "African-Americans"

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Started: 12/2/2010 Category: Society
Updated: 6 years ago Status: Voting Period
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JuicyBabe13

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Hey(;
And thanks for anyone that accepts this debate. I guess the CON should go first, then I'll go.
anitajasmine

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of course a black american is not african interms of continent.if the world wasnt seperated i mean if the world was just one.there will be no difference between a black american and african because color speaks.u choose......
Debate Round No. 1
JuicyBabe13

Pro

Black-Americans should be called Negroids, as they call White-American Caucasian. Very few people refer to Whites as "European-American" so why should people refer to Blacks as "African-American?"

Color does not determine your race. The term "African" does not even determine your color.

I am half Black and half Asian. Because of my mother's genetics, I am pure "yellow." So, am I "Asian-American?"
anitajasmine

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what i know is that this world is made of two colours white and black.dividing the blacks into groups wouldnot change the fact that 'black americans' were once slaves from africa.if u call them african americans it only remindes them of their origin.
Debate Round No. 2
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Posted by JuicyBabe13 6 years ago
JuicyBabe13
Bye!(:
Posted by anitajasmine 6 years ago
anitajasmine
And for the record when i said 'charity begins at home' i was actually referring to you.gudbye
Posted by anitajasmine 6 years ago
anitajasmine
When i know what i am talking about i do not bother to argue with you.i will just save myself the stress of talking to you.your attitude is gonna take you no where.Gudbye
Posted by JuicyBabe13 6 years ago
JuicyBabe13
Facepalm @ anitajasmine;

Personally, if a 30 year old woman has the audacity to openly TRY and insult a minor, there's clearly a maturity problem for her and therefore, I have no respect. Sorry, I was raised to respect adults; not immature women. I may be an A$$, but I'm a child. What's her excuse?

And as for white Africans, look up Charlize Theron. She isn't a mix. She's pure White but she is African-American. So your statement: "White africans are the product of the intercourse between colonial masters and africans.Charity begins at home..." is TOTALLY incorrect. Mkayy? You get it now? (:

Seriously, you might just wanna stop arguing with me, especially when you have no idea what you're talking about.
Posted by anitajasmine 6 years ago
anitajasmine
I actually thought you could insult me or laugh at me because we were both 17 but now i know that you do not have manners for calling a 30years old 'stupid'.White africans are the product of the intercourse between colonial masters and africans.Charity begins at home...
Posted by JuicyBabe13 6 years ago
JuicyBabe13
Heeehee. Someone's mad (:
First off, African isn't a race. It's an ethnicity. There are white Africans so are THEY "African-American?" Doesn't that defeat the purpose of calling Blacks a "politically" correct term, "African-American?"

"there will be no difference between a black american and african because color speaks.u choose......"

Since I've already informed you that African isn't a race, her statement is wrong. Also, I mentioned the color of my skin after this statement. She said color speaks, so I asked her if my yellow skin reflects my black heritage. (:

"YOUR OPPONENT DID NOT SaY COLOR DETERMINES RACE SHE SAID THAT IF YOU LOOK AT THE NAMES BLACK AND AFRICAN AMERICAN IN TERMS OF COLOR THERE WOULD NOT BE ANY MAJOR DIFFERENCES...... IT WAS JUST ANOTHER EXAMPLE ,I BELIEVE, TO SHOW SOME ANALYSIS IN THE ACTUAL TERMINOLOGY OF BLACK AND AFRICAN AMERICAN."

She actually stated that there's no difference between an African's skin color and a Black American's skin color. So yeah, she actually did say that determines race because she's not thinking about the White Africans, is she?

"Though we are all different tones we come from two base colors BLACK and WHITE."

Are you stupid? Sorry, I couldn't help myself, but you really are stupid. NO ONE is literally BLACK or literally WHITE. If you're talking about the freakkkn' rainbow, then you're theory is true but the words Black and White when describing humans isn't meant as a literal term. LOL, I can't believe you said that. You sure you're 30 years old, as stated in your profile?

"Anata no chie no tatakai no junbi ga dekite inai"

Anta baka jyann? LOL, teka anta busaiku no kuseni, nanisama? Daijyoubu? Atama? Haji kaiteru yo? Anta daijyoubu?? hahahahah

^Don't bother google translating (; It's slang.

P.S. Obviously I don't care if I'm portrayed as an,"a$$" because dude, it's the freakinn internet. I could care less what people think of me, OVER THE INTERNET.

/b/
Posted by Lisa2011 6 years ago
Lisa2011
YOUR OPPONENT DID NOT SaY COLOR DETERMINES RACE SHE SAID THAT IF YOU LOOK AT THE NAMES BLACK AND AFRICAN AMERICAN IN TERMS OF COLOR THERE WOULD NOT BE ANY MAJOR DIFFERENCES...... IT WAS JUST ANOTHER EXAMPLE ,I BELIEVE, TO SHOW SOME ANALYSIS IN THE ACTUAL TERMINOLOGY OF BLACK AND AFRICAN AMERICAN.
Posted by Lisa2011 6 years ago
Lisa2011
Black-Americans should be called Negroids, as they call White-American Caucasian. Very few people refer to Whites as "European-American" so why should people refer to Blacks as "African-American?"

Color does not determine your race. The term "African" does not even determine your color.

I am half Black and half Asian. Because of my mother's genetics, I am pure "yellow." So, am I "Asian-American?"
....................... THIS WAS POSTED BY YOU....................YOU CHANGED THE TOPIC TO SKIN TONE NOT YOUR OPPONENT. YOU ALSO IMPLIED THAT A BETTER FIT NAME FOR BLACKS IS NEGROID. AND YES YOUR ASIAN- AMERICAN AS WELL AS AFRICAN AMERICAN TWIT.
Posted by Lisa2011 6 years ago
Lisa2011
1. I think your opponent was referring to skin tone not race. when she says that we are essentially 2 colors, WHITE and BLACK in theory she is correct. Though we are all different tones we come from two base colors BLACK and WHITE. Color is the reflection and retraction of light so for all I care you can be green but the point is we all come from 2 colors BLACK and WHITE.

2. THIS IS A FRIENDLY DEBATE BY BEING RUDE YOU ARE MAKING AN A$$ OF YOURSELF.

3. We get it your black and Asian if you want to call yourself Negroid or a Blasin go for it but don't post your stupidity online in a, what's supposed to be, semi intelligent debate. There is nothing wrong with being called African American or black especially if that is what you are. Whether partially or full its still apart of your ethnicity. So unless you have a name for AFRICAN AMERICANS that is both politically correct and not degrading then shut up. I honestly don't see how you won.
Anata no chie no tatakai no junbi ga dekite inai ( your unprepared for a battle of wits)

4. Maybe you should stop listening to yourself. Your not even on the same intellectual level as GHANDI. At least he impacted the world in a positive way. You haven't even impacted this debate yet alone anything else.

HAVE A NICE DAY :)
Posted by cherokee15 6 years ago
cherokee15
I personally think that African-American is a better name for us.
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