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Why do black people claim soul food is their food when they stole it from different races?

Cornbread - native americans

BBQ - native americans

Gumbo - Cajuns

Pigs feet - Chinese

Ox tail - Italian

Pig ears - Chinese

Chitlins - English

Chicken feet - Chinese

Hog maws - Dutch

Tripe - French

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  • Anonymous
    4 years ago
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    Because blacks have no culture so they steal/copy other races.

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  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

    The food you eat depends on where you live and the people you have exchanged cultural ideas with. Everything the Europeans took credit for inventing, didn't come from them originally. But can you blame people for learning great ideas from other people? And then use it in their cultural practices? Black Americans love soul food but to say they stole the ideas from other cultures makes no sense.

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  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

    Retard! The only food on your list that would really be considered "soul food" is cornbread and chitlins. Everything else on your list is just foods that any RACE of southerner would eat. Soul food is basically the same foods that any food southerner would eat. Its just cooked and seasoned driffrently in a way a southern black person would cook it. Blacks didn't "steal" anything.

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  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

    This maybe a bit complex for you to understand but Black Americans have a very special history in comparison with other ethnic groups. Our culture is a combination of West African influences (for some of us it's even more specific depending on our families) and other ethnic influences because our culture was taken away from us to cause discord among our ancestors and subservience to their slave owners. Due to this we lost many of our African influences, including our original cuisines, although luckily certain aspects still remain but like many cultures, if you ever decided to pick up a book, have fusion cuisines that may eventually become a food staple to them.

    Culture, and the various aspects of it, are very very complex. We learn about this to an extent in school, but maybe you were asleep when your teacher was explaining and shame on you for that.

    Source(s): Reading Various Books and of course Common Sense! Yay!
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  • Deino
    Lv 7
    4 years ago

    Culturally among southern blacks (and southern whites also - southerners in general), soul food is a specialty.

    And they don't steal it. They buy it.

    I mean, how the hell many times is some dude in Mississippi going to get to China to steal freaking chicken feet. That's total nonsense. Soul food is made in America, or else it's imported and distributed by American grocery store to the many soul food chefs in and around the south.

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  • Soul food is our food. We're just borrowing from other cultures. Other's do that too.

    We've been eating that shlt for over 100 years. And some of that shlt you said we barely eat LMFAO. Try harder.

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  • Vegito
    Lv 7
    4 years ago

    Due to the delusion you have created.

    It's impossible for any group to not have a culture. It's beyond insane to constantly say it when you know it's clearly false.

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  • Sad troll is a one trick pony.

    Asking the same stupid, inane and false pretense question over and over and over again, because it's the very best his tiny little brain can manage.

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  • devin
    Lv 6
    4 years ago

    2 points.

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  • Mark
    Lv 7
    4 years ago

    For the same reason white Americans claim that "their food" is these things.

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  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

    Why are people in california so obsessed with blacks and not the mexicans overrunning Cali.

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