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mtyoung

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Nemo

Subj: black doesnt always mean race
Posted: Tue Jan 23, 2007 at 05:14:45 pm EST
Reply Subj: What does it mean to be black?
Posted: Tue Jan 23, 2007 at 01:27:23 pm EST

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I saw a headline on salon.com today about Barack Obama. It said, "Barack Obama is black--he just isn't 'black'."

What do you all, regardless of your own race, think it means to be black? And what's the difference, exactly, between being black and being "black"?



> I saw a headline on salon.com today about Barack Obama. It said, "Barack Obama is black--he just isn't 'black'."
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> What do you all, regardless of your own race, think it means to be black? And what's the difference, exactly, between being black and being "black"?

Let me say, I didn't read the article, but I have heard this argument before.

In this sentence, the author is saying that while Obama is black racially, he is not black culturally.

Being black in usuals refers to being culturally black. Black music is rap/hip hop music. Black movies are those such as "Friday" or "Soul Plane".


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