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Why do some black people get mad when we dont call them african american and they dont call us caucasion?

not trying to be racist, and this is not for all black people. but most of the black people at my school get mad when i say balck and not african american. anyone have an idea? again sorry if i sound racist :))

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Chris_99

Um...well don't you think it's a little rude to call them by the color of their skin? ...it's just not right...."black kid come here" ...that's rude don't call them by the color of their skin...

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That's true to, if you are using the term black in a disrespectful way then it's not right.
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Gators4eva2
they call us white
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Chris_99
Right and idk about you...but I don't like them calling me "white boy" ...
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Gators4eva2
lmao
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i dont say it like that its like descriptive i dont use it if i dont need to and one time i was wondering what this new girls name was and she was black and iasked her i said whats the new girls name my friend said who i said the black new girl and this other black girl came by and started yelling and calling me racist Oo
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??? How the f*** is that funny?
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Play dat funky music...white boy...PLAY THAT FUNKY MUSIC RIGHT!! Wow...I think I need a nap..
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She isn't saying she is calling them that in place of their name. I believe she is refering to calling the ethnicity black or African-American.
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I don't get mad at that...

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Gators4eva2
I thought you were from Jupiter? develop an opinion from what you observed through your giant scope? lol
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thank you im glad u dont
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Are you saying that there are only white people on Jupiter?? How disrespectful :p
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Gators4eva2
I thought y'all were all orange or green lol
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Gators4eva2

Idk......& I don't care......you call me white I'll call you black.....call me my name and I'll call you by yours

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Bravo!
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Well I am black and I don't get upset when people say " black" but I have to admit it is more respectful to say African American but " black" is cool with me.

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ty but if its more respectful why dont black people say cacausion when we say african american?
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I rally don't know. Good question though, and reAlly I'd you think about it " black people" aren't even really black we are brown.
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we arent white were tan or cream
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I have never run across this. Do you have any friends that are black/african-american that can explain it to you?

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already asked themthey said they didnt know
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I don't get mad... But every race has their stupid people!

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haha word
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123shelbyt

Racism at its finest.

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What do you mean? I think you meant "Double standards at their finest".
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haha word and no weapon she didnt mean double standards she mmeant racist people getting worked up over stupid things.
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Who is being racist do you think? I'd get pretty angry if this happened to me.
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here we go again im not gonna argue with u
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I think the reason you don't want to argue with me, is because you still can't backup your own side of the argument.
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Well I'm pretty racist, I just don't see the big deal, before Obama they hated the term black but after they wanted to be called it. No idea why I'll still call em by the "N word" and they can call me a cracker, I really don't care.
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RIPBobMarley1981

Sometimes it's better to say, " African American," then call African Americans by the color of their skin. To some of them, it's disrespectful. Some African American's don't mind. Using the, " N," word is the worse thing you can call them. I get really mad if someone calls African Americans by the, " N," word, but I'm only Half Native American and Cherokee. My mom and dad are racists, and half-sister, and I hate the fact that they are.

Also, some African Americans don't like white people who act gangster. I personally, hate white people that act like they are African American.

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Ikr!! I hate it when white people try to act black, it annoys the sh* t out of me!!!
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I agree, if white people have to call black people " African American" then black people should have to refer to white people as "Caucasion."

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If I was African American, I would call white people, " White people."
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True!!
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Lol, I am African American and I call " white people" white people.
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My boyfriend's black and he calls himself "black" all the time. I do understand though that yes, African American is more respectful, but most African-American people are cool with being called bblack.

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I am black and I am cool with being called black.
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Lowheadroom

I appreciate being called German, French, Russian, English American, thank you.

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I wonder the same thing... I try so hard not be be like ' that black guy over there' I'm not racist but like I don't understand that, I was at a party a while ago and these 'African american' guy were all like 'hey! You! The white chick right there!' I thought it was funny but I said ' I'm not white I'm tan!' ahahah and if they call me white I'm gonna say black lol just makes sense.

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If I'm talking with my friends and trying to describe a person I'll say black but around adults or people I don't really know to be polite I'll say African American

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Most blacks I know including some of my family don't mind getting called black its not what you say but how you say it

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Saying black still carries a racial stigma.

Saying African American is more respectful, especially in 2012.

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why dont they call us caucasion
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Oh they don't? Good question.
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