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African American or Somalian American

Postby Minneapolis Mayor » Thu Aug 28, 2008 11:29 pm

Since I was born in somalia I call myself Somalian american. what about my son who was born in america. should he call himself African american like Obama

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Re: African American or Somalian American

Postby Minneapolis Mayor » Fri Aug 29, 2008 1:25 am

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Re: African American or Somalian American

Postby Goljano Lion » Fri Aug 29, 2008 1:33 am

Abdilahi yusuf Said ''amuuse macalim jisow nin kafutoxun oo gurigisa laheysto majiro''
contemplate on that :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: African American or Somalian American

Postby The_Emperior5 » Fri Aug 29, 2008 1:48 am

alla hawiye caqli xumma bal wiika yare eeh jeberti siidu ula hadlayo eeg

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Re: African American or Somalian American

Postby QansaGabeyle » Fri Aug 29, 2008 2:22 am

Amina Ainanshe is your son? :lol: Waraa jug baa tahay Hanadoow!

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Re: African American or Somalian American

Postby Cawar » Fri Aug 29, 2008 2:39 am

QansaGabeyle wrote:Amina Ainanshe is your son? :lol: Waraa jug baa tahay Hanadoow!



Loooooooooooooooooooooooooooool... :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: African American or Somalian American

Postby Ka darag » Fri Aug 29, 2008 4:29 am

I dont know but I like to call myself British Somali... :up:

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Re: African American or Somalian American

Postby FAH1223 » Fri Aug 29, 2008 8:56 am

Somali American :up:

Atleast know where you're roots are from.

Obama even many times acknowledges his father was a Luo man who hearded goats in Kenya and embarked on his journey to America. :up:

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Re: African American or Somalian American

Postby ms.nalia » Fri Aug 29, 2008 10:02 am



wtf?

Is Somalia not in Africa?

I find it funny when Somali people think they are a race of their own....

fok..y'll are african.

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Re: African American or Somalian American

Postby FAH1223 » Fri Aug 29, 2008 10:05 am

ms.nalia wrote:

wtf?

Is Somalia not in Africa?

I find it funny when Somali people think they are a race of their own....

fok..y'll are african.


Sure, but thats not the point

African American signifies the former slaves, who have no idea where they come from

That is why Africans who are immigrants or descented of immigrants have more of a sense of identity.

Hence, Somali American, Sengalese American, Ghanian American, Ethiopian American, ect, ect

I can call myself African American, if you want to be literal with the term. But the meaning of the term does not connotate with myself, hell it doesn't even connotate with Barack Obama.

African = Geo-Political term, it doesn't signify race/ethnicity or culture

Somali does, obviously

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Re: African American or Somalian American

Postby ms.nalia » Fri Aug 29, 2008 10:16 am



Do you honestly think that someone is gonna take time to think "no wait, hes' not an african american....it doesnt connotate that his forefathers were once slaves"
You look black- hence you are of african descent; which in my books means your an african american.

If you insist on creating a whole new race for yourself and your/our people...go ahead..but dont use "slavery" as justification.

And FYI
Those people did not chose to be slaves and for you to use that degrade them makes you look insecure and weak.

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Re: African American or Somalian American

Postby FAH1223 » Fri Aug 29, 2008 10:21 am

ms.nalia wrote:

Do you honestly think that someone is gonna take time to think "no wait, hes' not an african american....it doesnt connotate that his forefathers were once slaves"
You look black- hence you are of african descent; which in my books means your an african american.

If you insist on creating a whole new race for yourself and your/our people...go ahead..but dont use "slavery" as justification.

And FYI
Those people did not chose to be slaves and for you to use that degrade them makes you look insecure and weak.


Dude, that was not the intention, its the hard facts.

African Americans look different, have a different culture and they are mostly gaalo, I don't have anything in common with them except my brown skin.

If you really think just in terms of "oh you're black" then you have no idea what you are talking about

I am of African descent, but I know where I come from and I know my roots giving myself a sense of identity the African American people do not have (which was taken from them)

Skin color doesn't constitute what an ethnicity is. African Americans even where rejecting Obama because he is not one of them, he came from a radically different lineage and he knows where his roots in Kenya lay.

We may be "black" but that doesn't mean we are the same, you can't just brush all Africans and those in the diaspora with one brush, and I really hate how Pan-Africanists try to do that.

This isn't about self esteem or superiority. Why would I feel superior when my country is the only one on Earth that doesn't even have a government, doesn't even have a justice system or even a peace? And the African American people live in one of the, if not the, richest and most powerful country on Earth?

This is all about identity and diversity, which faces us all.

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Re: African American or Somalian American

Postby AbdiWahab252 » Fri Aug 29, 2008 10:23 am

I consider myself to be African America.

We need to boost the number of African Americans are a proportion of the US population. look at the Term "Hispanic" which encompasses so many races with roots in the Latin America

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Re: African American or Somalian American

Postby The-Screw » Fri Aug 29, 2008 10:27 am

Somali-American. :P

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Re: African American or Somalian American

Postby Mzbeautifull » Fri Aug 29, 2008 10:28 am

Im British :P
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