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name change please?

Just encountered this community and was baffled by the name. Presumably this is some sort of common African-Americanism.

I would like to suggest a name change to "AfricanDiaspora". Feel free to comment/discuss.

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mahasin
Oct. 21st, 2013 12:18 pm (UTC)
Not all black people are African.

Edit: Really I should say that not all black people identify as African, or identify as part of the African Diaspora movement.

Edited at 2013-10-21 12:22 pm (UTC)
commentr
Oct. 21st, 2013 12:36 pm (UTC)
That is their personal opinion/problem; the fact is all trans-Atlantic slave descendents by definition African.
mahasin
Oct. 21st, 2013 12:45 pm (UTC)
*shrug* I disagree with forcing labels on people.

If you want a community called AfricanDiaspora go nuts.
papertigers
Oct. 22nd, 2013 04:33 am (UTC)
just like it's your personal opinion that the name of this community needs changing. *shrug*
yes_justice
Nov. 2nd, 2013 06:45 pm (UTC)
How is your definition any less arbitrary than any other?
hashishinahooka
Oct. 21st, 2013 02:48 pm (UTC)
You must be awfully bored to come into a community that's mostly dead to tell them what they should rename it.
commentr
Oct. 21st, 2013 03:56 pm (UTC)
:) Another example of those typical web browsing sessions: looking for something, see a hyperlink to something else, then get distracted. Definitely was not looking for a "blackfolks" community! ;)
keeni84
Oct. 21st, 2013 04:22 pm (UTC)
I would like to suggest a name change to "AfricanDiaspora"

...why?
sarafinapekkala
Oct. 22nd, 2013 03:26 am (UTC)
This is a group for black people, not members of the African diaspora who are not black.
cinema_babe
Oct. 22nd, 2013 07:09 am (UTC)
Why?
sandomingors
Nov. 3rd, 2013 10:07 pm (UTC)
This was random.
ladydess
Nov. 8th, 2013 06:03 pm (UTC)
"African" and "Black" related topics are always complex and with reasons. Ask yourself this question; are the two terms synonymous? We'd get a variety of answers before we finally come to a conclusion.
daveanthony
Nov. 9th, 2013 07:31 pm (UTC)
Remember back in the day when this post would have had 12 comments in 3 minutes instead of 12 in 3 weeks? #Nostalgia
hisgrace777
Nov. 12th, 2013 06:32 pm (UTC)
I think continental Africans would unfortunately disagree with you.
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