What's the different between american black people and african black people?
- abdulLv 710 months agoFavourite answer
Nationality mostly, although many American black folks are heavily mixed with others; whites, Asians, Mexicans, etc.
- LudwigLv 610 months ago
There is an education system in many African countries.
- Elaine MLv 710 months ago
Which decade are you asking about?
- 10 months ago
Same as other people in different countries -- Different culture, different foods, different music, different entertainment, different religions, different fashion, different languages, etc etc etc.
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- Jimmy CLv 710 months ago
The same as the difference between white Americans and white Europeans. Same genetic backgound but totally different culture and history.
- AndrewLv 710 months ago
Obviously that would depend on the particulars of the American black and the African black in question. There could be a host of differences - they might speak different languages, adhere to different religions... they might have two different levels of education, each might hold a world-view that's completely different from the one the other holds... They might have been conditioned to think and to behave differently... They might follow different traditions and social norms, have different goals in life and each might be in a completely different economic station in life.
Just because two people come from a similar racial or ethnic background, that doesn't necessarily mean that they're going to bear a great deal of similarities to one another.
A baby born to a set of parents who are ethnically Cambodian who lives his or her entire life in Australia or Britain or Canada, speaks English as a first language and is immersed in Western culture is not going to have much in common with someone who grew up on the streets of Phnom Penh or in the middle of the jungle.
Culturally, linguistically, politically, socially, an American black and an African black could in theory be polar opposites. Skin colour has absolutely nothing to do with it, it's not a determining factor in anything.
- LiliLv 710 months ago
Well, aside from cultural and linguistic differences, one is that American black people often have a lot of white ancestry. Many South African black people do, and black people living in North Africa, too, but it's not all that common on the rest of the continent.
Another is that African blacks do not have an ancestral history of chattel slavery on the African continent. If they had slave ancestors, they were usually enslaved as prisoners of war by other black tribes, and they don't necessarily have any records of that or know anything about it.
When Barack Obama was running for president, I heard more than one black person worry that he wasn't quite "black enough" to suit many other American blacks, not only because he was biracial, but because his father was Kenyan. His black family had never known the American slave experience.
- CogitoLv 710 months ago
Only the country of their birth.
- Michael ELv 710 months ago