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#346 - evanggggg (07/01/2012) [-]
African American descent? Political correctness is making people stupid.
#369 to #346 - nwacompton (07/01/2012) [-]
Well clearly in this day and age if you know more than someone you're better and far superior than them its the new meta in life.
User avatar #360 to #346 - megatrollinator (07/01/2012) [-]
In other words, it's a White Guy and a Black Girl
User avatar #358 to #346 - laky (07/01/2012) [-]
The whole report is formal and the person is trying to be as formal and as proper as possible. If someone said that in everyday talk id slap them
#357 to #346 - largenintimidating (07/01/2012) [-]
Mmm... hmmm...

African-American is actually more than correct in this situation. The reason it's politically correct is because black people have made it so that everything but the scientific designation for a person of African descent in the Americas is racist.
#363 to #357 - evanggggg (07/01/2012) [-]
I'm not arguing that the term is or is not PC. It's incorrect in the context of the post. "African" would have sufficed.
#368 to #363 - largenintimidating (07/01/2012) [-]
But African-American is more correct. You see, African-Americans have features distinct from other people of African descent. There are differences in the facial structure of Italians and Frenchmen, who share a border, so there will definitely be noticeable differences in the facial structures of people of African descent whose families have spent the last 200 years on the other side of the Atlantic, and the facial features of people living in Africa.
#376 to #368 - evanggggg (07/01/2012) [-]
You just pulled that out of your ass.
#380 to #376 - largenintimidating (07/01/2012) [-]
Nope. African is a very large bracket for this field of science, that can be easily broken into smaller sub-sections; such as Sub-Saharan, West-African, and American-African, which is known as African-American.
#388 to #380 - evanggggg (07/01/2012) [-]
Several hundred years is not nearly enough time to create distinguishable facial differences from other Africans. Those kinds of changes require hundreds of thousands of years. And at any rate, it is far more likely that the author mistakenly used the politically correct term in his country.
#391 to #388 - largenintimidating (07/01/2012) [-]
Don't forget that slaves didn't come to America from just one location, but from basically all over the continent, which would significantly increase the speed of variation as there was no need to wait thousands of years for a mutation before "new" facial types started to mix.
#393 to #391 - evanggggg (07/01/2012) [-]
You just proved my point, and are talking about something completely different.
#394 to #393 - largenintimidating (07/01/2012) [-]
Umm... No. The variation necessary for African-Americans to be noticeably different happened in such a short time because there was no wait for mutations. Different features were brought together by the slave trade, and then the screwing commenced.
#395 to #394 - evanggggg (07/01/2012) [-]
Exactly. Interracial mixing occurred and obscured the different lineages, which means there is no singular "African American" genetic footprint. The post is seeking to identify very specific evolutionary features. What you are discussing is much more immediate. Again, it is more likely the author mistakenly used the PC term.
#396 to #395 - largenintimidating (07/01/2012) [-]
Interracial? Dude, I'm talking about Africans from the Cape gettin' it on with Africans from Mali. All still Africans, but with slightly differing features when arriving in America due to the place of origin, mixing these features and creating a new subset of African; the American African.
#398 to #396 - evanggggg (07/01/2012) [-]
Yes, skin color is only one way of identifying race. What you are referring to is not the broad evolutionary characteristics the post is seeking to identify, and again, it is far more likely that the author mistakenly used the PC term.
#370 to #368 - largenintimidating (07/01/2012) [-]
All in all, I really don't see how giving more accurate information was political correctness making people stupid.
User avatar #354 to #346 - fukkentyranitar (07/01/2012) [-]
i don't care if people say I'm black
User avatar #352 to #346 - emipr (07/01/2012) [-]
win lol
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