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    (Original post by Wired_1800)
    No, I am not.

    I am not making a generalisation. I argued that African people should research their history and know their African roots.

    It is not enough to know that your ancestors were moved as slaves or descendants of slave to carribean plantations.

    My main comment is to people who seem to have forgotten their roots. Maybe you have not but there are those who have.
    So White British born people should know their Irish, French and German roots or just Non-White British born people? Where does the cut off line begin and end? What do you do if you have White British ancestry? Why should I copy what Nigerians do in 2017 because my great-great-great-great-grandparents in 1817 may have been from there? Surely it makes no sense, since Nigerians from the 1817 are not the same as Nigerians in 2017? Why do you think every Black British person is descendant of slaves when many are not? Many millions of Black people were never enslaved, did you not know that? So Obama should speak a Kenyan language and not American English because his father was born in Kenya? Should the Duke of Edinburgh, being Greek-born speak Greek and not English? What If I found out my great-great-great maternal grandparents were from Nigeria and my paternal great-great-great grandparents were from Britain? Since most Black British and American people have ancestry from Africa/Caribbean/Europe (genetic research back this up) Do I flip a coin? roll a die? Who decides, you? me? Parliament? God? WHO?! HELP ME DECIDE WHICH 'ROOT' TO TAKE OLD WISE ONE.
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    (Original post by Reformed2010)
    So White British born people should know their Irish, French and German roots or just Non-White British born people? Where does the cut off line begin and end? What do you do if you have White British ancestry? Why should I copy what Nigerians do in 2017 because my great-great-great-great-grandparents in 1817 may have been from there? Surely it makes no sense, since Nigerians from the 1817 are not the same as Nigerians in 2017? Why do you think every Black British person is descendant of slaves when many are not? Many millions of Black people were never enslaved, did you not know that? So Obama should speak a Kenyan language and not American English because his father was born in Kenya? Should the Duke of Edinburgh, being Greek-born speak Greek and not English? What If I found out my great-great-great maternal grandparents were from Nigeria and my paternal great-great-great grandparents were from Britain? Since most Black British and American people have ancestry from Africa/Caribbean/Europe (genetic research back this up) Do I flip a coin? roll a die? Who decides, you? me? Parliament? God? WHO?! HELP ME DECIDE WHICH 'ROOT' TO TAKE OLD WISE ONE.
    Calm down.

    All I am saying is people should appreciate their history and ancestory. It is not mandatory and if you want, you can do whatever you like.

    I am not saying that you copy what modern day nigerians did to what 1817 nigeria did under British Rule. It is about recognizing where you are from and appreciating it in some way.

    You see white Australians and Canadians know where they are from and appreciate their Irish, English or whatever ancestory.

    You may know where you are from and appreciate its culture to an extent, but there are others who dont.

    Everything is optional and I am not holding a gun to anyone's head to force them to appreciate their Somali heritage or Igbo ancestors
 
 
 
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