Some blacks insist: 'I'm not African-American'

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Posted: 2/5/2012 6:23:41 PM
    But aren't you afraid you'll be called an "uncle tom" ??

The labels used to describe Americans of African descent mark the movement of a people from the slave house to the White House. Today, many are resisting this progression by holding on to a name from the past: "black."\\\\

http://news.yahoo.com/blacks-insist-im-not-african-american-181257715.html;_ylt=AgYMW00i8IB7h3e0jKSwzWrNt.d_;_ylu=X3oDMTRvcmpwMTY3BGNjb2RlA2dtcHRvcDEwMDBwb29sd2lraXVwcmVzdARtaXQDTmV3cyBmb3IgeW91BHBrZwMxNGMyNmYyYy0zNmY5LTM3MmMtYjc1NC03YmQzZDYxZWY5M2UEcG9zAzEEc2VjA25ld3NfZm9yX3lvdQR2ZXIDMmFkYTRhNDAtNGY1Yy0xMWUxLWFmZjYtMjJjNTNlNTRhYmI4;_ylg=X3oDMTNoanIyc3Q2BGludGwDdXMEbGFuZwNlbi11cwRwc3RhaWQDOWU0NTJmMjItNjk5NS0zNWUwLWFmNTUtMzNmZThkNDVjY2UyBHBzdGNhdANwb2xpdGljc3xkZXN0aW5hdGlvbjIwMTIEcHQDc3RvcnlwYWdlBHRlc3QD;_ylv=3
atlheatholder PM atlheatholder
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Posted: 2/5/2012 7:14:27 PM

Why would one be afraid of being called an Uncle Tom due to this?

I can't see how those two things relate....

 

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Posted: 2/5/2012 7:50:31 PM

RichardA is back!

Like his brethen of Kroger, Woop and Slim. Cut and paste. Cut and paste.

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Posted: 2/8/2012 8:16:33 PM
what about this person?
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Posted: 2/8/2012 8:50:49 PM

what about this person?

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 That guy gets it.

Southern Pride has NOTHING to do with racism for any true gentleman from the South. 

mr_bollox PM mr_bollox
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Posted: 2/8/2012 10:15:18 PM
white americans are just americans, theyre not "european" americans whereas blacks have a prefix, I'm white but thats inherently prejudiced in my book
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Posted: 2/8/2012 11:30:01 PM
I think the term African American is stupid.  My parents are Polish and I don't consider myself Polish American.  It is a stupid term and I laugh whenever someone says it. 
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Posted: 2/9/2012 2:28:18 AM
its pretty funny how many people actually use this gambling/betting forum to discuss politics and garbage like that.

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