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Jan. 24th, 2004

06:38 pm - Various political things

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And, unsurprisingly, they all generally annoy me. But, here goes:

And, one bit of interestingly positive news for people with spinal cord injuries.

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From:0xx_diana_xx0
Date:January 24th, 2004 06:45 pm (UTC)

lol

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lol. nice entry. very informative stuff!
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From:agnosticfont
Date:January 24th, 2004 07:34 pm (UTC)
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So because someone lives here that makes them part american ? Which must mean I'm english-american.

To me the kid is a South African living in america - just as I'm an englishman living in america.

Surely to be african-american you have to be of african descent but *born* in america - he was born in south africa according to the article.

But then we're all of african descent if the latest theories on evolution and tribal migration are to be believed.

Which makes me english-african-american I guess :-)
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From:omnifarious
Date:January 24th, 2004 10:14 pm (UTC)
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Your definition of African-American has some logic to it. But, I doubt even his children would be considered elgible for the award. And, I seriously doubt that anybody at all would've objected if the award were given to a person from South Africa who had a dark skin color. I wonder though, if someone who looked Indian who was from Tansania (at least I believe that's where the British put a lot of Indians) would've caused a ruckus.

It's very amusing to expose the hidden biases and agenda of people who have us using terms like "African-American", because those people don't really mean what they say by the term anymore than the people that they're attempting to criticize by creating the term in the first place.

Both sides use code words to mean black people. That means neither side truly believes that black people are actually equal. If they did, they would come out and say what they mean because they'd have nothing to be embarassed by.

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