I found this so interesting but could not comment on The closed thread.
So I "Bring it on here"
I think the article is blunt and misleading by reason of interpretation towards conclusion. The author, "Black African Prince" has limited source of formation about the subject.
Read on ... I COMMENT AFTER ....
I FOUND THIS ON TOPIX AND WANTED TO SHARE IT.
"It's time to set one thing straight. I am so sick of Ethiopians claiming they are black when they are clearly not.
Ethiopians are dark-skinned Caucasians closely related to Arabs.
The only reason Ethiopians like to call themselves black is because they like to associate themselves with Black Americans and our popularity throughout the world.
Ethiopians don't want to identify with Arabs (their true relatives) because nobody wants to be asociated with terrorists and third world camel-jockeys.
But if you look at Ethiopian culture it is more similar to Arab than it is to black Africans or Diasporans. If you look at their looks they have all the ugly features of Arabs (hook nose, 5-head, etc.) and none of the fine ass features of blacks (big booty women, muscular men - the men and the women are very skinny).
Ethiopians (and Somalis even though they dont do it as much) need to stop claiming that they are black because with all of their famines in the Horn, civil wars, piracy, etc. they are making us real blacks look bad."
BLACK AMERICAN PRINCE
I think it is very important to KNOW what "ETHIOPIAN" really is first.
ALL Dark skinned people from the land called "Africa" (As called today), ARE "ETHIOPIAN"
This was how the people "who the Sun had [email protected]@KED upon, burnt skinned people " were identified from before Biblical days.
Many people forget that "Ethiopian" refers to a broader ethniciticism than myopically portrayed in identifying "Ethiopians".
For example, the people from Southern and South Western Ethiopa may easily be forgotten to be identified as Ethiopians outside their legal nationality identifications: The Somali and those that [email protected]@K like South Sudanese, Northern Kenyans and northern Ugandans.
Much from these do not have the "Caucasian " identity [email protected]@K as the Ethiopians from the North part of the country who seemingly, by many and the article author dim as "Ethiopian", as per subject matter.
I think what the author shoulda said is, "a certain ethnicity" of people amongst Ethiopians, are bla bla bla".
That may support his argument, to a degree
Though not even too far from Northern Ethiopian ethnicities, the mid south of Ethiopia hosts non-Caucasian featured people or ethnicities that are Ethiopian by nationality. Same facial features and maybe languages as those to be found in near by Kenya or Uganda and Sudan.
So it is good to be well informed in issues or public concern especially when going to stand as an influence over an opinion or agenda.
I however concur with Ethiopians who say' they ARE NOT AFRICANS".
Indeed, We are not Africans ... Caz, Afrikaans invaded the land and captured places of what was ALL CALLED "ETHIOPIA", then named it "Africa" for geographical mapping and traveling purposes.
The remaining uncolonized region called Ethiopia, is actually the remaining evidence that the whole land was Ethiopia.
So although surrounded by "Africa" (colonized Ethiopia), Ethiopia remains ... NON AFRICAN, in a sense...standing alone as "ETHIOPIA "
To me, the word "African" is to Ethiopians as the word "ni99er/ni99a" is to Black Americans and Black Caribbeans. PERIOD!!!
That's why Am NOT really so comfortable with identifying as being called "African". Better say, "Black man" (though am Brown ) ... Or "Ethiopian" ..............
I think it is more an issue of whether to be identified as "African" or Not, rather than the "Black or not black" issue.