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African American - Sleepy - 12-17-2009 10:29 PM
I think African Americans should change their last name to " X " like Malcolm did...its just disgusting to see African Americans with names like Jackson, Fitzgerald, Johnson
What do u guys think?
RE: African American - Gezus - 12-18-2009 12:48 AM
^ hahahahaha that is racist. lol jk. but it is messed up because you are saying a whole race should make there last name the same. kind of like categorizing a race.... messed up. no offense. i will ask some my Afro friends what they think of this...
RE: African American - Boboulas - 12-18-2009 12:51 AM
Terrible idea to be honest, whats the point?
A quote from pulp fiction
Quote:Esmeralda: What is your name?
RE: African American - Sleepy - 12-18-2009 01:26 AM
i mean, names for African american are european names, there Slave names, theyve lost their identity, they have nothing left...they should try to do something
RE: African American - Boboulas - 12-18-2009 01:28 AM
Theres something wrong with an african american having a european name?
RE: African American - Sleepy - 12-18-2009 01:31 AM
Yeah, its NOT THEIRS...ITS SLAVE NAMe....like white guy being Chinese slave and last name being Chan, its not theis
RE: African American - Gezus - 12-18-2009 01:32 AM
^ its a fucking name, lol. besides most of them change their names anyways, & they got all them kool weird names ... like tyrone or jermaine or leroy or tyrece or tupac(lol) or tyson(lmao) ... well ya get the point. lol. nice try though.
RE: African American - Sleepy - 12-18-2009 01:34 AM
Whatever, i wouldnt expect any of u to understand what someones identity is, what a name is, what language is...these are all things of a persons culture, which African Americans have lost
some people do keep diff names like Jamal(arabic) or Lateesha(no idea)
RE: African American - Gezus - 12-18-2009 01:43 AM
^ thank you. i forgot how to spell those names (Jamal & Lateesha) i was going to type them but couldn't remember how to spell them (which is sad for the Jamal one since it is straight forward). & i get what ya saying, lol im not ignorant. i was just saying changing their name to 'X' was stupid. but sure yea changing their names to names of their culture is fine. but think about it, African Americans are part of the American culture. in case you didn't notice the 'American' in their race's name. lol.
RE: African American - mtl soldier - 12-18-2009 02:04 AM
I understand what you are trying to say. Its like Ali who changed his name because he said he dident want a name of a slave and then he had problems because at his time, there was still alot of racism in the community. Who would actually want a name that describes the racism and the injustice of a society that exist no more ( im talking about owning slaves, not racism, i know that racism may never dissapear ). Besides, the name express years of suffering, torturing, and murdering of their own people. Thats why I think it would be a good idea to change their old owners name.
RE: African American - Sleepy - 12-18-2009 02:22 PM
Exactly , its their slave name. no need to carry it any longer
RE: African American - Boboulas - 12-18-2009 02:59 PM
Honestly at this point there is no need to change your name. Black/white/asian/hispanic all have their own identities through what they do in life and what they belive. A name is just words, its the persons life that makes identity.