How much would you charge?

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    Sep 20, 2014 2:40 AM GMT
    Imagine that today two men arrive at your home. They explain to you that a mistake was made and that you are actually African American. They further explain that since it was the hospital's fault, they will give you any amount of money you ask for. The only condition is that from now on you will live and be known as African American.

    The sky is the limit. How much would you ask for?
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    Sep 20, 2014 2:46 AM GMT
    How do I not know that with my skin colour? Am I like of white african descent? I would charge 500,000$.
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    Sep 20, 2014 2:47 AM GMT
    I would charge the ultimate price!!!!
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    Sep 20, 2014 2:48 AM GMT
    NO MONEY... So long as I could live in the U.S. I would accept anything.
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    Sep 20, 2014 4:18 AM GMT
    According to the current accepted theory on the evolution of the human race, we're all from African descent.

    But if the OP's hypothetical scenario were to happen, I'd play stupid and ask for googleplex dollars.
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    Sep 20, 2014 4:22 AM GMT
    This question is not fair anyways, because it depends on how much money people have. Millionaires would be able to pay more and so on.
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    Sep 20, 2014 4:33 AM GMT
    JimiB saidImagine that today two men arrive at your home. They explain to you that a mistake was made and that you are actually African American. They further explain that since it was the hospital's fault, they will give you any amount of money you ask for. The only condition is that from now on you will live and be known as African American.

    The sky is the limit. How much would you ask for?


    Not another one of these???

    Well to answer your question.....I would ask for ZIP, Nada, zilch, nothing!!

    Why, because I became a very successful sports figure with a blessed and beautiful body. I also have muscles and more where it really counts.

    If you think I am kidding I can also sing and act. I have millions and will make millions more. I see all the talents that my heritage has brought forth and I am grateful that I live in a country where opportunity is flowing. I am happy and healthy and know the struggles other countries have where my very own descendents still live and where I have come from (AFRICA). If I was still there I might be starving to death or sick from plague.

    I am BLACK and always knew it. I am successful, smart and part of AMERICA. Shall I continue? Get out of your shell and look around at what's really out there.
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    Sep 20, 2014 4:35 AM GMT
    I'd ask for as much as they had. And I'd tell everyone, hey, guess what? I found out that I'm African American.
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    Sep 20, 2014 4:39 AM GMT
    > what is the point of this thread exactly?

    He's an unhappy blackman living in Cincinnati, Ohio, United States....what did you think Fool?? LOL
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    Sep 20, 2014 4:42 AM GMT
    JimiB saidImagine...that a mistake was made and that you are actually African American....from now on you will live and be known as African American.

    The sky is the limit. How much would you ask for?


    9 inches

    (in total, you bitches)

    Have I misunderstood the question?
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    Sep 20, 2014 4:52 AM GMT
    2bnaked said> what is the point of this thread exactly?

    He's an unhappy blackman living in Cincinnati, Ohio, United States....what did you think Fool?? LOL


    What makes you think that I AM UNHAPPY?
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    Sep 20, 2014 4:58 AM GMT
    JimiB said
    2bnaked said> what is the point of this thread exactly?

    He's an unhappy blackman living in Cincinnati, Ohio, United States....what did you think Fool?? LOL


    What makes you think that I AM UNHAPPY?


    Because your post seems like another unhappy, dissatisfied, self loathing that I have noticed on here before. If your not unhappy, why did you ask about being a mistake? Mistake or not you can't change it. You are who you are.....like all of us? What if I said I wish I was BLACK? There's a twist!

    African Americans, also referred to as Black Americans or Afro-Americans, are citizens of the United States who have total or partial antebellum ancestry from any of the native populations of Sub-Saharan Africa.[3][4][5]
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    Sep 20, 2014 5:00 AM GMT
    OK just realized I got this question wrong and my previous reply made no sense, i need to sleep
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    Sep 20, 2014 5:03 AM GMT
    pazzy saidicon_lol.gif what is the point of this thread exactly?

    94e9577e422a2537_charlize.xxxlarge_2.jpg

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    these two people are african american, btw.


    Charlize Theron is South African
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    Sep 20, 2014 5:46 AM GMT
    pazzy said
    David3K saidOK just realized I got this question wrong and my previous reply made no sense, i need to sleep


    i read what you wrote before you deleted it. you actually raised a good question.

    personally, as a black male, i find the term "african american" for black people born in america to be very offensive. i hate that term and refused to be addressed as such. i would like to be referred to as an american because that's what i am. i was born here.


    it's like saying "foreigner" or denying someone their citizenship/the right to claim a nationality when addressing someone who is born here as an "african american". the fact that it's used and is widely accepted in american society shows how this country hasn't really progressed and why that talk about america being a "post racial" is bullshit. at one point, black people born in the us were legally denied citizenship. citizenship was ONLY given to white males only. notice how every single nonwhite person born here is referred to as "african american", "indian american", "asian american", "hispanic american". no white people are referred to as "european american". they're just referred to as "american". hell, folks even get bold by saying "all american" for example... "all american guys" which i'm pretty sure you can guess the skin color of almost all the models of the website are.

    how are folks supposed to get over racism and stop thinking about race when it's constantly thrown in our faces to the point where people think it's the norm. it's real hard to look through shit from a different context. hell, awhile back, i thought that "orange is the new black" was some racist shit until another rj'er schooled me on that shit. icon_lol.gif

    What if white people are born in Tokyo and then move to USA as adults (they speak with japanese accent) and get a citizenship, will the be Asian American or just American?
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    Sep 20, 2014 6:17 AM GMT
    pazzy said
    David3K said
    pazzy said
    David3K saidOK just realized I got this question wrong and my previous reply made no sense, i need to sleep


    i read what you wrote before you deleted it. you actually raised a good question.

    personally, as a black male, i find the term "african american" for black people born in america to be very offensive. i hate that term and refused to be addressed as such. i would like to be referred to as an american because that's what i am. i was born here.


    it's like saying "foreigner" or denying someone their citizenship/the right to claim a nationality when addressing someone who is born here as an "african american". the fact that it's used and is widely accepted in american society shows how this country hasn't really progressed and why that talk about america being a "post racial" is bullshit. at one point, black people born in the us were legally denied citizenship. citizenship was ONLY given to white males only. notice how every single nonwhite person born here is referred to as "african american", "indian american", "asian american", "hispanic american". no white people are referred to as "european american". they're just referred to as "american". hell, folks even get bold by saying "all american" for example... "all american guys" which i'm pretty sure you can guess the skin color of almost all the models of the website are.

    how are folks supposed to get over racism and stop thinking about race when it's constantly thrown in our faces to the point where people think it's the norm. it's real hard to look through shit from a different context. hell, awhile back, i thought that "orange is the new black" was some racist shit until another rj'er schooled me on that shit. icon_lol.gif

    What if white people are born in Tokyo and then move to USA as adults (they speak with japanese accent) and get a citizenship, will the be Asian American or just American?


    they'd be asian american.

    then what are you complaining about?
  • AMoonHawk

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    Sep 20, 2014 6:25 AM GMT
    I don't get it .. how does a hospital assign nationality? I thought the parents were the ones who indicate their nationality.
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    Sep 20, 2014 6:27 AM GMT
    OP is saying that the hospital made a mistake with your name. "African American" is your new first and last name.
  • vhotti26

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    Sep 20, 2014 6:43 AM GMT
    OP proves the point that some blacks are actually the worst racists. They will do anything to make themselves feel disadvantaged and picked upon. So sad...
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    Sep 20, 2014 8:20 AM GMT
    pazzy said
    David3K said
    pazzy said
    David3K said
    pazzy said
    David3K saidOK just realized I got this question wrong and my previous reply made no sense, i need to sleep


    i read what you wrote before you deleted it. you actually raised a good question.

    personally, as a black male, i find the term "african american" for black people born in america to be very offensive. i hate that term and refused to be addressed as such. i would like to be referred to as an american because that's what i am. i was born here.


    it's like saying "foreigner" or denying someone their citizenship/the right to claim a nationality when addressing someone who is born here as an "african american". the fact that it's used and is widely accepted in american society shows how this country hasn't really progressed and why that talk about america being a "post racial" is bullshit. at one point, black people born in the us were legally denied citizenship. citizenship was ONLY given to white males only. notice how every single nonwhite person born here is referred to as "african american", "indian american", "asian american", "hispanic american". no white people are referred to as "european american". they're just referred to as "american". hell, folks even get bold by saying "all american" for example... "all american guys" which i'm pretty sure you can guess the skin color of almost all the models of the website are.

    how are folks supposed to get over racism and stop thinking about race when it's constantly thrown in our faces to the point where people think it's the norm. it's real hard to look through shit from a different context. hell, awhile back, i thought that "orange is the new black" was some racist shit until another rj'er schooled me on that shit. icon_lol.gif

    What if white people are born in Tokyo and then move to USA as adults (they speak with japanese accent) and get a citizenship, will the be Asian American or just American?

    they'd be asian american.

    then what are you complaining about?

    my point flew over your head. read it again.

    No it didnt. The line I quoted was your whole answer. THEN you editted and added more stuff on it.
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    Sep 20, 2014 9:09 AM GMT
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    JimiB saidImagine...that a mistake was made and that you are actually African American....from now on you will live and be known as African American.

    The sky is the limit. How much would you ask for?


    9 inches

    (in total, you bitches)

    Have I misunderstood the question?


    You mean, like, 2 X 4 1/2...? Ewww....
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    Sep 20, 2014 10:21 AM GMT
    pazzy saidicon_lol.gif what is the point of this thread exactly?

    94e9577e422a2537_charlize.xxxlarge_2.jpg

    MTE5NTU2MzE2NDY3MTM2MDEx.jpg

    these two people are african american, btw.





    LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL
  • buddycat

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    Sep 20, 2014 10:29 AM GMT
    Race has to do with obvious physical traits. African-American is merely a more politically correct statement. If someone was to call me African-American it would get a good laugh, since I am obviously white. I would say, sure pay me for something nobody would believe anyhow.
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    Sep 20, 2014 10:56 AM GMT
    pazzy saidicon_lol.gif what is the point of this thread exactly?

    94e9577e422a2537_charlize.xxxlarge_2.jpg

    MTE5NTU2MzE2NDY3MTM2MDEx.jpg

    these two people are african american, btw.


    Technically they are not african american. Charlize, like myself is South African born, but has strong german roots, hence the surname Theron (which btw is not pronounced Pharonne, but Trauwn). Being african american relates to ancestory, most South african whites have germanic/ dutch ancestory
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    Sep 20, 2014 11:02 AM GMT
    ^^^
    Yup

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rtX9iNlopbk