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  • What are your thoughts?

    7 posts, 6 voices, 510 views, started Jun 6, 2009

    Posted on Saturday, June 6, 2009 by Fraz764

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      Hey Ladies!! Hope you‘re having a great weekend!!

      Here is our question for the day.  

      "Do you consider yourself a woman first or an African American woman first?"

      Talk your talk girls!!



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          Mz. Queen wrote Jun 6, 2009
        • I personally never gave it serious thought unless the situation calls for it. I am first a woman and proud to be African American, it gives me heritage, strength and honor to be part of such an Ethnic group.

           On a spiritual level it’s kind of hard to separate the two, because in my imagination I see God’s hand scoping up dirt and forming a man of color all at once and then forming me out of a rib, so in essence I was created in one move Black and female at the same instance. UNBELIEVABLE



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          Fraz764 wrote Jun 6, 2009
        • Wow 47! great way to sum it up..

          I am like you I am a Woman..who has a wonderful strong heritage,a beautiful mix of African and Native American.

          My daughters are of  African and West Indian (guyanese) heritage so we have always celebrated and acknowledged our backgrounds and cultures, all the while maintaining our swag as Christ following, Strong, Centered, Aware...Women.



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          Kmarie wrote Jun 6, 2009
        • I first consider myself to be a women then an Black Indian. One of African and Native American heritage



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          La Shawn Henderson wrote Jun 6, 2009
        • I consider myself to be a woman first and then I consider myself to be a Black American woman. It’s not that I deny my African Heritage who can deny that. I was born in America so was my mother her mother and her mother. I am so many generations removed from Africa. I don’t even know what country in Africa my ancestors originated from. I don’t know the customs, language or dialect. And to tell the truth Africa doesn’t even embrace us as it’s long lost children. I do know history of Africans once they came to America and I an proud of that history and and the accomplishments of my people.  Wow I think I answered the question and added a few thoughts of my own.



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          Angell VillafaƱe wrote Jun 7, 2009
        • Great question Fraz...never even thought about it...hmmmm.  

          I was adopted at the age of three and am bi-acial...biological father was black...biological mother not sure...speculation is white or hispanic. Regardless of what else I am mixed with I will always consider myself a black woman as my wonderful parents raised me to be...strong, proud and African American. In answer to your question...I guess I am always both all the time...don’t think the two can be separated.  

          47 loved your answer...yes...that is unbelievable! happy



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          Mz. Queen wrote Jun 7, 2009
        • “I guess I am always both all the time...don't think the two can be separated.”  Well said Ang68.

          Simultaneously!!!!!!



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