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[–] marvinrabbit 0 points 21 points (+21|-0) ago 

A white student, born and raised in Mozambique, was suspended and ultimately dismissed from medical school, following a class exercise in which the instructor asked students how they identify themselves. He answered, "white African-American".

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[–] Dark_Shroud 0 points 18 points (+18|-0) ago 

People like him have sued colleges and won. In one case the college thought they were giving foreign student aid to a black African and a white guy showed up. They weren't happy and got stupid and he got a lawyer and won in court.

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[–] weezkitty 0 points 12 points (+12|-0) ago 

He would have every right to (and should) sue in that case

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[–] marvinrabbit 0 points 9 points (+9|-0) ago 

His lawsuit was thrown out. Full disclosure, there was somewhat more that followed on from the initial event. And there was disagreement about what led to the ultimate dismissal.

(Of course, that's why I'm giving citations instead of generic, unidentifiable headlines.)

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[–] Tb0n3 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Christ the faculty at that school are a bunch of cunts.

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[–] 5072987? 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Teachers are the biggest losers on this planet.

Seriously, this is a person who spends a fortune on a degree to earn minimum wage getting treated like dirt by kids and dare to call themselves smart.

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[–] marvinrabbit 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

This started in March 2006. At that time it was George W. Bush's America.

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[–] StuntmanMike123 0 points 9 points (+9|-0) ago 

You'd actually be the rare case of an actual American from Africa.

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[–] neonneophyte 0 points 8 points (+8|-0) ago 

it kills me when you see an american referring to a black person in africa, or europe or wherever as an "african american." it is seriously used as a synonym for black.

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[–] FormerBaltimoreRes 2 points 2 points (+4|-2) ago 

Any word we use for blacks eventually becomes offensive to them. The logic is that because black society is so violent and unsuccessful, any term used to describe blacks becomes associated with violence and failure and thus, racist.

Nigger becomes Negro which becomes Colored which goes to Black/African American

Takes about 20-35 years for the current term for blacks to become un-PC. You can bet in 50 years our grand kids will be talking about how offensive it was that we called them African Americans. Meanwhile blacks will be doing the same violent shit they've done for centuries.

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[–] StuntmanMike123 4 points 2 points (+6|-4) ago 

Incorrectly used as a "synonym".

If good ol' whitey can be called white and not complain. Blacks can be called black.

I'm curious what you call Egyptians that immigrate to the US. Do you call them AFRICAN-Americans? Why they are from AFRICA, but they are not BLACK.

But, no "muhh white privilege" and all of that horseshit. Go back to reddit. You're needed there.

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[–] SayTan 0 points 9 points (+9|-0) ago 

No. They actually refused a friend a green card because he did his national service in the RSA police forces during the apartheid era.

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[–] 9-11 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

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[–] Arotaes_Forgehammer 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

Technically yes.

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[–] Keeok 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

technically yes but the people who use the term most vehemently would tell you no. African American is a fancy way of saying black in america. You can be born and raised in Hati and never been to africa and you'd still be African American in the United States. We've been kind of conditioned to not call people black but rather African American. It leads to some fun talking when americans are international.

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[–] rulloff_in_a_jar 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

I think most people say black, African American is more just on forms.

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[–] Keeok 1 points 1 points (+2|-1) ago 

Well that has not been my experience.

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[–] TripleA 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

You can be an 6 year old female transvestite if you live in the right area...

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[–] rulloff_in_a_jar 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Hyphen Americans generally refer to members of a diaspora rather than actual expats. So most Irish Americans aren't actually from Ireland. Same with Italian-Americans.

You'd probably just say you're boer as that's an ethnic group and not a nationality or country of origin in Africa (i.e. South African American or Rhodesia/Zimbabwe American).

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[–] TheDude2 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

What if you have .00000001% of west African DNA?

There is no legal definition of "black". I encourage everyone to select Black as their race on every form they fill out.

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