FYI: "Black" doesn't mean "African-American"
A conversation on blackness, ethnicity, nationality, and identity. Not in strict chronological order - somewhat rearranged so the conversation flows more logically.
- — Lyndsay (@GeekyLyndsay)Wed, Jun 26 2013 19:05:56@graceishuman Sometimes I hear a fellow canadian awkwardly say someone is african american. Hey, maybe they are american but I doubt it!
- — Rebekah Weatherspoon (@rebekahwsm)Wed, Jun 26 2013 19:10:19
- — Ratchellectual (@ratchellectual)Wed, Jun 26 2013 19:11:44
- — Tip Her (@TiporTiff)Wed, Jun 26 2013 19:12:46
- And the person who said this was a historian! It was something.
- — Grace (@graceishuman)Wed, Jun 26 2013 19:15:35Yea...it's not like saying "negro." RT @verethele Yeah. Saying "black" feels like saying "negro" to me. I have an innate discomfort with it.
- — Baronesa (@Baronesa1980)Wed, Jun 26 2013 19:16:47
- — nealcarter (@nealcarter)Wed, Jun 26 2013 19:16:58@graceishuman I for example Identify as Black American, mostly because I still don't know enough about my diaspora roots
- — Partario Flynn (@callmepartario)Wed, Jun 26 2013 19:28:32
- — Partario Flynn (@callmepartario)Wed, Jun 26 2013 19:30:26
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- Jessica BurdeI grew up in a largely white community. When I was young it was okay to say 'black' and 'white' as I got older people started telling me I should say African...I grew up in a largely white community. When I was young it was okay to say 'black' and 'white' as I got older people started telling me I should say African American. No one was interested in explaining why some things were offensive or oppressive, there was just this set of rules we had to follow or we were bad people. Since reading Raciallicious&similar I've become more comfortable saying black. My partner, who spent half his childhood in Britain never says AfAm.more2013-07-03T14:38:12.374Z