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This Is A Hard One! [Pic]

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Gerry1of1
Male, 50-59, Western US
 33910 Posts
Tuesday, May 07, 2013 4:23:58 PM

Bill Clinton was called the first African American president because he was so black-friendly {whatever that is}.

Gerry1of1
Male, 50-59, Western US
 33910 Posts
Tuesday, May 07, 2013 2:27:27 PM

If you consider that all human life began on Africa
I am An African American!

gimmie an Obama phone!

CodeJockey
Male, 40-49, Southern US
 5189 Posts
Tuesday, May 07, 2013 12:33:01 PM
"D. None of the above..."
"single-parent household, born poor, working-class, saxophone-playing"
Or, you could just consider that Clinton has African ancestors...

McGovern1981
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 13443 Posts
Tuesday, May 07, 2013 11:58:23 AM
D. None of the above. His birth certificate is from Hawaii and his mother is white! That would be a Mulatto-American!

LandoGriffin
Male, 30-39, Western US
 4813 Posts
Tuesday, May 07, 2013 11:55:18 AM
It's not as easy as you think. According to Nobel Laureate Toni Morrison, the answer is Bill Clinton.

In 1998, Nobel laureate Toni Morrison called Clinton "the first Black president", saying, "Clinton displays almost every trope of blackness: single-parent household, born poor, working-class, saxophone-playing, McDonald's-and-junk-food-loving boy from Arkansas".

chicagojay
Male, 40-49, Midwest US
 1938 Posts
Tuesday, May 07, 2013 11:47:16 AM
And that applies to white folks from Africa.

chicagojay
Male, 40-49, Midwest US
 1938 Posts
Tuesday, May 07, 2013 11:46:49 AM
Only those born in Africa and become American citizens are African Americans. Sooooooo lame.

madduck
Female, 50-59, Europe
 5790 Posts
Tuesday, May 07, 2013 11:43:41 AM
Black, that works. Mixed race- that works too.
My niece has it sorted- she is brown, I am shiny.
I like that- the world is two colours- Brown and shiny.

PirateWillis
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 146 Posts
Tuesday, May 07, 2013 11:32:13 AM
@sparki1980 Yea, African-American doesn't really make sense in many contexts anyways. The best example was a guy trying to explain a news story to my professor where 3 "African-Americans" were protesting something in Spain. African...Spanish...Americans? Or African-American...Spanish? wait..no that doesn't sound right either.

HolyGod
Male, 30-39, Western US
 5028 Posts
Tuesday, May 07, 2013 11:26:58 AM
sparkie1980

"By genealogy you mean color of skin and by country of origin you mean the continent where her family has about 100 years of history?"

No by genealogy I mean her ancestors. Thousands of years of history.

If my parents are english and their parents are english, and so on for 40 generations I probably don't identify myself as Asian-American because I happened to be born while they were on vacation in India.

sparki1980
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 329 Posts
Tuesday, May 07, 2013 11:20:46 AM
@Holy - By genealogy you mean color of skin and by country of origin you mean the continent where her family has about 100 years of history?

HolyGod
Male, 30-39, Western US
 5028 Posts
Tuesday, May 07, 2013 10:56:05 AM
sparki1980

Yes. Well. The term african-american refers to genealogy, not country of origin.

Gerry1of1
Male, 50-59, Western US
 33910 Posts
Tuesday, May 07, 2013 10:52:55 AM

I want to meet the kid who missed this question.

sparki1980
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 329 Posts
Tuesday, May 07, 2013 10:47:09 AM
Well this white actress is more african-american than many who call themselves as such:



Maybe we should just start using the term black again cause it's more descriptive.

fancythat
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 1945 Posts
Tuesday, May 07, 2013 10:44:32 AM


Sweepofdeath
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 259 Posts
Tuesday, May 07, 2013 10:33:59 AM
Link: This Is A Hard One! [Pic] [Rate Link] - Too many choices for me, I give up.


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