I was born in Africa but moved to the United States

Awkward Moment Sealion Meme | APPLIED FOR AND RECEIVED A SCHOLARSHIP FOR AFRICAN AMERICANS SINCE I WAS BORN AND RAISED IN SOUTH AFRICA DENIED WHEN THEY FOUND OUT I WAS WH | image tagged in memes,awkward moment sealion,AdviceAnimals | made w/ Imgflip meme maker
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I KNOW THE FEELING | image tagged in rachel dolezal | made w/ Imgflip meme maker
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Y U No Meme | Y U NO JUST BE BLACK?  SAVE EVERYONE TROUBLE | image tagged in memes,y u no | made w/ Imgflip meme maker
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WHY? I'M AFRICAN-AMERICAN | made w/ Imgflip meme maker
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"Dank" | *TERMS & CONDITIONS MAY APPLY "WHITE PRIVILEGE" | image tagged in dank | made w/ Imgflip meme maker
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LMBO!!!
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wow. I can't really think of anything else.

just...wow.
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Right??? It baffles the mind and there is no explaining what we have seen or experienced unless we have video and even then the angle, the sound, two dimensional, distorted, I need a video expert to tell me what I'm seeing...Wow just Wow is right!
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If this guy was brown he would have been:
a. Dead
b. labeled a "terrorist"
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He would have been dead and he did not cooperate. Thus the term Shootout. That guy is a moron.
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Theres few details that ive seen. Yeah there was a shootout but do u honestly think they intentionally didnt shoot him after killin 2 civilians and a cop, just to take him alive? He mustve done SOMETHING right to avoid being killed. Just like that nut who shot up the black church ppl. He put up no fight when they came to arrest him, how do u know this wasnt a similar situation?
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What I am saying is that if a black or Mexican or Native American had done all of that the cops would have opened fire, hands up, prone position, it matters not. I also know that if there was a video showing this the public and the police would make a plausible explanation up, the media would spread it and you would sit in front of your 64 inch TV chirping yep yep that's it that's why.
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They did open fire...and he was white....what are you talking about
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I'm talking about when they actually went to take him in not while he was shooting back. So he tosses aside the gun, gets on his knees, hands up. He gets cuffed and taken. That is what happens in your world. In my world you call someone to come help your brother or uncle because their suicidal and the cops come out to assist him with it. You call to get help with an autistic 8 year old little girl and they tase her. You get in the prone position they beat you and kick you if you try to cover your head or body from the blows then you are resisting and any hysterical bystanders that can't believe that this is really happening and try to intervene better know not to even touch an officers arm because that is felony assault on an officer try getting a job with that on your record.
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You can not relate to the multitude of injustices that I have seen, heard about and read about, that are still happening to Native Americans across the country and it is just so frustrating for me to try and get people who never see it and really don't care to understand how it feels, how it breaks you inside to know that liberty and justice are not for you or your family. So when I see the same happening to blacks I relate, to Mexicans I relate I can't help but empathize and lend support.
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On Friday, a gunman killed three at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado, later telling police “no more baby parts’’ while discussing his motive.

Last Monday, gunmen opened fire on Black Lives Matter protesters in Minneapolis.

Meanwhile, the FBI reports an upturn in threats on mosques and Muslims in the United States.

These are all forms of domestic terrorism.

The inflammatory rhetoric of certain presidential candidates hasn’t helped. Carly Fiorina continues to allege, despite evidence to the contrary, that Planned Parenthood is selling body parts of fetuses.

Donald Trump, meanwhile, says Muslim-Americans should be tracked, undocumented workers rounded up, and that a Black Lives Matter protester at his rally “maybe deserved to be roughed up.” Last August, when a man arrested for beating a homeless Latin man told police "Donald Trump was right — all these illegals need to be deported," Trump didn’t condemn the violence.

Instead he said “people who are following me are very passionate. They love this country and they want this country to be great again.”

I’m not suggesting Trump, Fiorina, or any other presidential candidates are directly to blame for the hate crimes erupting across America. But they have fanned the flames of hate. And that is despicable.

What do you think?
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Agreed. They are fanning & it is terrifying to actually see the multitudes of people that have been still carrying around all those embers of hate and resentment in their hearts.
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In my opinion its the lack of responsible reporting done by the media that tends to mold peoples opinions. Its almost predictable the way these stories are released to the public, as if its designed to turn people against eachother. I dont blame trump or whoever, simply because theres nothing wrong with having opinions no matter how bigoted or racist they are. If youre not hurting anyone then who cares. And just cuz someone doesnt condemn something publicly doesnt mean they dont. I condemn **pe but i dont have to tell anyone for people to know it. Sry for long response. But yeah i think the media instigates 75% of the hostility in our country. They make villians famous and heroes unlikeable
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There is nothing wrong with having opinions...even ones that are racist or unconstitutional....but if you are running for President these opinions become your message. Trump can do or say ANYTHING he wants as a citizen....but as a Presidential candidate? If these messages are garnering support I am not sure if we should be more concerned with him or those supporting him for President. If his supporters support unconstitutional messages/potential actions now just because "he says what he thinks" and the thoughts and messages don't target them, what would stop him from turning his thoughts and actions against them? Do they not see the potential for the loss of THEIR rights and liberties? For that reason they are a scary lot.

"Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety." - Ben Franklin
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I laugh every time I pass by this inner child one. That was a really good one.
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;-)
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That's misleading.
I guess black people are only half-American. :(
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A good amount of people in South Africa are white
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I think that would be a good submission.
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You really think so?
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Also - if that template isn't on imgflip already, it would be cool if you uploaded it. :)
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Yeah with this one I'm being serious. :) Maybe adjust the captions so there's some on top? (Whatever you think.)

But I think a lot of people could relate to it. And it's a really funny picture.
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i.imgflip.com/umhu7.gif (click to show) they were expecting
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Oh good. I wasn't sure what nightmarish thing I would dream about tonight. That answers that question.
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(ahem) Because Charlize Theron is also African American
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African immigrants in the United States come from almost all regions in Africa and do not constitute a homogeneous group. They include people from different national, linguistic, ethnic, racial, cultural and social backgrounds.[3]

As such, African immigrants are to be distinguished from African American people who were involuntarily brought to the United States by means of the historic Atlantic slave trade. David E. Kyoso, Immigrants in the United States, (Godfrey Mwakikagile: 2010), p.110.
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The point is, and what you seem to be missing, they were cool with the Africa part. If a black person had shown up and they were from Africa then everything would have been set to go. But it changed when the "African" turned out to just be a white African hahaha.
And I just don't do hyphenated titles lol They're ridiculous. My brother in law looks black. His dad is from Puerto Rico and his mother is West Indies. Neither of which came over on a slave boat. He is ... black. The same what I am "white".
People need to get a grip on this race stuff.
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I didn't miss that, I said in my first comment that this person should not have qualified for that scholarship either way because an African American refers specifically to those descending from the ones that were brought here by force. The committee or representative that offered it to him is completely at fault and should honor it not have the right to take it away because they are ignorant.
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By this definition, I challenge you to find a living person that was involuntarily brought to the United States by means of the Atlantic slave trade.
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Nah.
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Because she was born in Ethiopia lol
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Love the scumbag hat :-D
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There is no such thing as reverse racism, all racism is racism.
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You can apply to A&T here in NC and get a minority scholarship. Seriously. Right many white people around here do. It is a fantastic school.
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:)
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That's white privilege.
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i guess they are being pc when they say african american and really mean black
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African American, means an American Citizen with African ancestry not a South African Citizen with European Ancestry. Or even an African Citizen with African Ancestry. I'm surprised they offered it to you in the first place but who ever runs the program is a moron for not getting all the information before offering. Offers should be honored if it is the organization representative or committee that made the mistake and no fallacies were told.
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At least he is a funny buffoon
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