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    Quote Originally Posted by AmeriCat View Post
    How can it make them happy if they've been dead for 100 years? Or, are you saying blacks still think of themselves as slaves?
    The ancestors of current day African-Americans were slaves. And that has a direct effect on us. And we are not dead. So, it makes us happy to call ourselves African-American.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SunsetRose View Post
    The ancestors of current day African-Americans were slaves. And that has a direct effect on us. And we are not dead. So, it makes us happy to call ourselves African-American.
    Every person in the US has ancestors that have his/her own story of hardship. However, that does not mean they have to call themselves Irish American, German American or Russian American. Why does calling yourself African American make you so happy? Wouldn't "American" suffice?
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    Quote Originally Posted by BitterPill View Post
    If I want to call myself English-American, and I do, you're going to have to take it.

    Same with Sunset Rose.
    Limey...

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    Quote Originally Posted by AmeriCat View Post
    Every person in the US has ancestors that have his/her own story of hardship. However, that does not mean they have to call themselves Irish American, German American or Russian American. Why does calling yourself African American make you so happy? Wouldn't "American" suffice?
    If I want to call myself English-American, and I do, you're going to have to take it.

    Same with Sunset Rose.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jets View Post
    Limey...

    A Limey Jets fan, so be it.

    I have a question: Niner fans are not particularly tough, but what about us Jets fans?

    Are we bruisers?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Friday13 View Post
    Did you know that what we call ketchup was originally a sauce based upon fish used in Indonesia? I believe the original name was similar sounding to ketchup, the english appropriated it, turned it into a tomato based condiment and the rest is history.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AmeriCat View Post
    Every person in the US has ancestors that have his/her own story of hardship. However, that does not mean they have to call themselves Irish American, German American or Russian American. Why does calling yourself African American make you so happy? Wouldn't "American" suffice?
    NO

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    Quote Originally Posted by BitterPill View Post
    If I want to call myself English-American, and I do, you're going to have to take it.

    Same with Sunset Rose.
    Some days I'm German-American, other days I'm English-American and on Sundays I'm Swedish-American. Every Feb 29th I'm Inuit American but only by marriage.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AmeriCat View Post
    Every person in the US has ancestors that have his/her own story of hardship. However, that does not mean they have to call themselves Irish American, German American or Russian American. Why does calling yourself African American make you so happy? Wouldn't "American" suffice?
    a better question would be why it would be an issue for anyone else? Makes little sense that it would be. Unless, they're trying to find any little lame and petty ass excuse to indulge their racist inclinations.

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