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Random Ridiculousness: White College Student Considers Himself African-American

Discussion in 'Political Zone' started by WoodysGirl, May 15, 2009.

  1. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl Shut up and play! Staff Member

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    I really didn't know where to post this, but I figured this was as good a place as any.

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    Someone should send this dude the “Perks and Benefits of Being White” manual.
    “A former New Jersey Medical School student, who described his ethnic background as “white, African-American,” is suing the school claiming that he had been racially discriminated against, according to the Associated Press. Paulo Serodio, a student at The University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, is Caucasian but told fellow classmates and school employees that since he was born in Mozambique, he identifies himself as “white, African-American.” At first his peers recommended that he stop but, soon after, he said he discovered fliers hung up around campus, mocking him. Plus, he was assaulted and his car was vandalized. “
    He technically is African-American though.
    Source
  2. DIAF

    DIAF DivaLover159

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    Ok, now this makes sense.
  3. DFWJC

    DFWJC Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    Legally, he would gain more benefits being classified a minority. :)
  4. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl Shut up and play! Staff Member

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    If you say so. I'm still waiting on my 40 acres and a mule.
  5. PosterChild

    PosterChild New Member

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    What is wrong with humans? *shakes head and just walks away*
  6. DFWJC

    DFWJC Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    :laugh1: me too
  7. ConcordCowboy

    ConcordCowboy Mr. Buckeye

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    Micheal has tried the opposite.

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  8. trickblue

    trickblue Old Testament... Zone Supporter

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    Well... you have bp... now just the 40 acres...
  9. TheCount

    TheCount Pixel Pusher

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    I don't understand, is that actually a picture of him or are they mocking him?

    His claim seems legit to me, he's not claiming to be black, he's claiming to be an African-American, which is true.
  10. DIAF

    DIAF DivaLover159

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    I think its just a random funny picture.
  11. Hoofbite

    Hoofbite Well-Known Member

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    Sucks for him that he pretty much got kicked out of school for it but this guy should have found a better way to describe it if he really felt the need to.

    Maybe something along the lines of:

    "African-American of Caucasian descent"
  12. Hoofbite

    Hoofbite Well-Known Member

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    Pretty sure that isn't him.

    I found this article on ABC and the dude is supposedly like 45

    http://abcnews.go.com/US/story?id=7567291
  13. Jon88

    Jon88 Benched

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    I didn't know that was promised to you.
  14. TheCount

    TheCount Pixel Pusher

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    Yeah I mean from that article I don't see why it's so comical, the thug life picture completely skews the article.

    The man says he's a "White, African-American" and he was born and raised in Africa, I guess I just don't see the humor in the story itself, unless he's overstating the damages.
  15. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl Shut up and play! Staff Member

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    Just a random pic...

    The guy has a legit claim. I think it shows a level of ignorance of certain people in America as it pertains to their knowledge of the world.

    You didn't know? Thought everyone knew. Your bad.
  16. Jon88

    Jon88 Benched

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    Everyone knew that you were promised 40 acres and a mule? I doubt that.
  17. PosterChild

    PosterChild New Member

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    I didn't bother to read the article till now and went the source. Of course he's technically correct if we insist on hyphenated identities.

    Still a funny picture above.
  18. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl Shut up and play! Staff Member

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    Everyone except you...

    I can't help that you didn't know. Since you do now, you're now in the loop.
  19. Jon88

    Jon88 Benched

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    Sounds great.
  20. Danny White

    Danny White Winter is Coming

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    One of my best friends growing up has a white mother and a black father (his father was actually first generation African)... my friend himself is slightly light-skinned, but appearance-wise would be considered by anyone who met him to be "black" or "African-American" etc.

    He then married a white woman and has had two children, one of which is so absolutely, completely white it's hard to imagine that he's the father (and before you joke that he may not be, he has genetically verified that he is in fact her father).

    Anyway, this girl is 1/4 black, and by all rights should be able to state that she's African-American... but I guarantee you that she'll run in to this very same kind of flak growing up, going to college, etc if she tries to state that. Beyond even talking about affirmative action or anything like that, what happens if she tries to join the "Black Student Union" or some group like that?

    It's just strange that in this day-and-age, with the melting pot we have that we're still defining people by their color.

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