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December 6, 2008

Black is NOT a Nationality

Black Flag ???

The United States of America

Condoleezza Rice, born in Birmingham, Alabama.

Black people is a term usually referring to a racial group of humans with dark skin color, but the term has also been used to categorise a number of diverse populations into one common group. Some definitions of the term include only people of relatively recent Sub Saharan African descent (see African diaspora), while others extend the term to any of the populations characterized by dark skin color, a definition that also includes certain populations in Oceania, Southeast Asia, southern South Asia, and the southern Middle East.

Ummm, What the ???


Spain



Penélope Cruz, born in Alcobendas, Madrid, Spain


Spanish people or Spaniards are a nation or ethnic group native to Spain, in the Iberian Peninsula.




Italy


Gianluca Zambrotta, born in Como, Lombardy, Italy


The Italian people are a Southern European ethnic group located primarily in Italy.



No I am Not part 1

No I am Not Part 2


4 comments:

Anonymous said...

I really like this series you have going.

Fly Girl said...

Black is not a nationality, although there is the red, black and green Black national flag that Marcus Garvey developed. There is a lot of confusion on the issue, though. Black Americans are still uncomfortable with the term African American and still use the term Black to identify themselves, which of course, doesn't identify anything but the color of their skin. You can be Black and be from any place on earth, from South America to Europe. Until Black poeple get over their discomfort with being identified with Africa, the confusion will continue.

Ebony Intuition said...

Great response fly girl.. until people get over their discomfort of identifiying with africa, and the ethnic groups of africa in which we decended from, the confusion will only continue.

"Black to identify themselves, which of course, doesn't identify anything but the color of their skin. "

This is why I don't call myself black, it doesn't really mean anything, because I grew up and went to school with people who are not africans but have a way darker pigmentation than me. "Black" It eliminates my true identity, my culture, my language, etc.

Ebony Intuition said...

"You can be Black and be from any place on earth, from South America to Europe. "

Exactly because no matter where we are that lable sticks with us.

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