Why are blacks and Asians from the US called African American and Asian American but whites are just American?

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    Aug 06, 2014 5:32 PM GMT
    icon_question.gif Can someone explain this to me? The same goes to Native Americans. Why are only the whites called American? icon_question.gif
  • WhoDey

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    Aug 06, 2014 5:34 PM GMT
    I thought white people were just referred as "white guy' or "white girl"
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    Aug 06, 2014 5:36 PM GMT
    Why are people from the US called Americans, when people from other countries on the two American continents aren't?
  • MikeW

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    Aug 06, 2014 5:36 PM GMT
    Because we rule. Everyone else is just visiting.

  • jjguy05

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    Aug 06, 2014 5:37 PM GMT
    kevex saidicon_question.gif Can someone explain this to me? The same goes to Native Americans. Why are only the whites called American? icon_question.gif


    Not true.

    Whites are "white" or "Caucasian".
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    Aug 06, 2014 5:43 PM GMT
    What?

    I've never heard any white person call themselves American (unless they're traveling to another country. In that case we'd all be called American). They just say white.
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    Aug 06, 2014 5:49 PM GMT
    jjguy05 said
    kevex saidicon_question.gif Can someone explain this to me? The same goes to Native Americans. Why are only the whites called American? icon_question.gif


    Not true.

    Whites are "white" or "Caucasian".


    Not talking about race per se. My question is why are only white Americans refered to as just Americans but blacks and Asians are African Americans and Asian Americans and not just American.
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    Aug 06, 2014 5:53 PM GMT
    In case any of you guys haven't figured it out yet (unlikely).....the OP is truly an idiot. All of his posts are motivated by hatred and a sick need to divide people. He gives no evidence where only Whites are considered "American." But I guess that's because it doesn't exist.
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    Aug 06, 2014 6:06 PM GMT
    MikeW saidBecause we rule. Everyone else is just visiting.




    lol In Texas everyone is an immigrant if they aren't Texan. icon_lol.gif
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    Aug 06, 2014 6:30 PM GMT
    How do you know? Have you ever even been to Texas?
  • jjguy05

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    Aug 06, 2014 6:41 PM GMT
    kevex said
    jjguy05 said
    kevex saidicon_question.gif Can someone explain this to me? The same goes to Native Americans. Why are only the whites called American? icon_question.gif


    Not true.

    Whites are "white" or "Caucasian".


    Not talking about race per se. My question is why are only white Americans refered to as just Americans but blacks and Asians are African Americans and Asian Americans and not just American.


    Can you provide context, instead of a broad statement?
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    Aug 06, 2014 6:43 PM GMT
    When people from other countries constantly try to put Americans down. icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Aug 06, 2014 6:51 PM GMT
    ACRO_Slim saidWhen people from other countries constantly try to put Americans down. icon_rolleyes.gif



    When Americans aren't aware that their country has territories with people that are American citizens. icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Aug 06, 2014 6:53 PM GMT
    kevex said
    When Americans aren't aware that their country has territories with people that are American citizens. icon_rolleyes.gif


    Americans are aware of the territories.
    I'm just saying that you constantly putting down Americans is ridiculous and getting old. Try something new.
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    Aug 06, 2014 6:56 PM GMT
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    kevex said
    When Americans aren't aware that their country has territories with people that are American citizens. icon_rolleyes.gif


    Americans are aware of the territories.
    I'm just saying that you constantly putting down Americans is ridiculous and getting old. Try something new.


    Putting down Americans? I'm just asking why are POC referred to as African Americans and Asian American while whites in the US are just called Americans and not White Americans or European Americans. The whole world notices this.
  • jjguy05

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    Aug 06, 2014 7:01 PM GMT
    kevex said
    ACRO_Slim said
    kevex said
    When Americans aren't aware that their country has territories with people that are American citizens. icon_rolleyes.gif


    Americans are aware of the territories.
    I'm just saying that you constantly putting down Americans is ridiculous and getting old. Try something new.


    Putting down Americans? I'm just asking why are POC referred to as African Americans and Asian American while whites in the US are just called Americans and not White Americans or European Americans. The whole world notices this.


    Again, can you provide context? An example?
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    Aug 06, 2014 7:06 PM GMT
    I don't think he likes Britain much either lol
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    Aug 06, 2014 7:07 PM GMT
    jjguy05 said
    kevex said
    ACRO_Slim said
    kevex said
    When Americans aren't aware that their country has territories with people that are American citizens. icon_rolleyes.gif


    Americans are aware of the territories.
    I'm just saying that you constantly putting down Americans is ridiculous and getting old. Try something new.


    Putting down Americans? I'm just asking why are POC referred to as African Americans and Asian American while whites in the US are just called Americans and not White Americans or European Americans. The whole world notices this.


    Again, can you provide context? And example?


    What context? It's common knowledge.

    Here is an interesting article for you

    http://atlantablackstar.com/2014/01/13/8-interesting-reasons-black-people-reject-called-african-americans/

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/02/05/black-or-african-american_n_1255679.html
  • jjguy05

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    Aug 06, 2014 7:30 PM GMT
    ^^ These articles don't in any way reinforce your assumption that White Americans are simply called "American" vis-a-vis other groups in the US.
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    Aug 06, 2014 7:33 PM GMT
    dannyboyUK saidI don't think he likes Britain much either lol


    He's a hater. The list is seemingly endless: Americans, British, Gays, Older, HIV, etc. etc.

    I've yet to see anything he supports.....other than other trollish behavior.
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    Aug 06, 2014 7:34 PM GMT
    jjguy05 said^^ These articles don't in any way reinforce your assumption that White Americans are simply called "American" vis-a-vis other groups in the US.


    Yes it does. It's common knowledge. But I can't blame you for not seeing it, you're white. icon_rolleyes.gif
  • jjguy05

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    Aug 06, 2014 7:43 PM GMT
    The articles don't say anything about White Americans being referred to as "American" when contrasted to other Americans. You did a Google search to find an article that you hoped would validate your point, and you failed.

    kevex saidBut I can't blame you for not seeing it, you're white. icon_rolleyes.gif


    You're white too.
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    Aug 06, 2014 7:47 PM GMT
    jjguy05 saidThe articles don't say anything about White Americans being referred to as "American" when contrasted to other Americans. You did a Google search to find an article that you hoped would validate your point, and you failed.

    kevex saidBut I can't blame you for not seeing it, you're white. icon_rolleyes.gif


    You're white too.


    *facepalm* It talks about why some African Americans don't like to be called African Americans. Read page 2 that talks about whites. They just wanna be called Americans. Also, when did I say I wasn't white? icon_neutral.gif
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    Aug 06, 2014 7:52 PM GMT
    kevex said

    *facepalm* It talks about why some African Americans don't like to be called African Americans. Read page 2 that talks about whites. They just wanna be called Americans.


    But it doesn't say that White Americans are simply called "Americans" vis-a-vis other Americans. Which is why, again, I asked you several times to provide context.

    Please don't link more articles on matters of identity, which is a subject I'm far more knowledgeable on than you are, and has little to do with your premise.


    kevex said
    Also, when did I say I wasn't white? icon_neutral.gif


    You told me that I'm white, so therefore I "don't understand". So, then, you're a white guy that does get it? You've failed to back up your premise.



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    Aug 06, 2014 7:57 PM GMT
    jjguy05 said
    kevex said

    *facepalm* It talks about why some African Americans don't like to be called African Americans. Read page 2 that talks about whites. They just wanna be called Americans.


    But it doesn't say that White Americans are simply called "Americans" vis-a-vis other Americans. Which is why, again, I asked you several times to provide context.

    Please don't link more articles on matters of identity, which is a subject I'm far more knowledgeable on than you are, and has little to do with your premise.


    kevex said
    Also, when did I say I wasn't white? icon_neutral.gif


    You told me that I'm white, so therefore I "don't understand". So, then, you're a white guy that does get it? You've failed to back up your premise.






    What does me being white have to do with "getting it"? It is the truth that most WHite Americans don't want to acknowledge this.