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Old 03-01-2015, 02:47 PM   #171 (permalink)
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I'd imagine one would say European-American, just like how African-American is used to describe people with a variety of different African ancestry.
Lame. I was kind of looking forward to getting mad at people for not calling me italian german swedish norwegian caucasian american. Now I can't be ironically offended.
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Old 03-01-2015, 02:47 PM   #172 (permalink)
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And what about those who are "mut". Would you call me an italian german swedish norwegian caucasian american?
"Heinz 57" is the inoffensive term.
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Old 03-01-2015, 03:53 PM   #173 (permalink)
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My grandfather on my mother's side was an American American. He descended from native American Indians.

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Old 03-01-2015, 05:19 PM   #174 (permalink)
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I'd imagine one would say European-American, just like how African-American is used to describe people with a variety of different African ancestry.
Except "European-American" isn't used to describe an actual race while ignoring other races native to Europe.
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Understandable but still a bit weird.

My distant (great grandparents) relatives were born in Canada.

Am I Canadian American?
How is it weird?

Black is technically not a race it is color and a socially constructed label for African Americans.
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If someone told me not to call them Black and preferred something else I would just call them whatever else they preferred. Generally a lot of people don't mind I've found because it's mostly just descriptive.
good to know. i prefer to be called aryan instead of white
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How is it weird?

Black is technically not a race it is color and a socially constructed label for African Americans.
How is African American a race? Is a white guy from South Africa not African? Is an Arab from Egypt not African? Wouldn't they technically be African American if they moved to America? Or do they just not count because they're not black?
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How is African American a race? Is a white guy from South Africa not African? Is an Arab from Egypt not African? Wouldn't they technically be African American if they moved to America? Or do they just not count because they're not black?

You kinda supported my point with this lol

This is why black is not a "race"

It doesn't tell the whole story.
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This is why black is not a "race"
It is according to the census bureau.

Race and ethnicity in the United States Census - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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You kinda supported my point with this lol

This is why black is not a "race"

It doesn't tell the whole story.
What are you talking about? I just showed you why African is not a race. However, black is specific.
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