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beaconess Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-09-07 04:07 PM
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24. He IS African-American. He's just not descended from slaves
All blacks are not African-American.
All African-Americans are not black.
All descendants of slaves are black.
All blacks are not descended from slaves.

Confusing?

1. Examples of African-Americans who are descended from slaves: Me. Lena Horne. Ed Brooke. Kobe Bryant. George Washington Carver. Raven-Symone.

2. Examples of African-Americans who are NOT descended from slaves: Barack Obama . . . Freddy Adu

3. Examples of blacks who are not African-American: Colin Powell . . . Roberto Clemente . . . (although it could be argued that there was an African somewhere in their heritage, so you decide)

4. Examples of African-Americans who are not black: Marsha Philips (my best friend in high school who was born here shortly after her white Afrikaner parents emigrated from South Africa).

This is SO confusing - it was so much easier when we were just "negro."

:sarcasm:
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