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Why do black Americans look different than black Africans ?

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  • 1 month ago

    Most don't.

    African-Americans:

    https://www-tc.pbs.org/independentlens/wp/wp-conte...

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    Some exhibit certain "white" traits such as light eyes, straight hair, light skin... because they're obviously mixed.

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    mixtures of various african ethnic groups as well as, for most, mixtures with white interracial mixture from slavery.

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Because  most  are mixed race

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    • Terry1 month agoReport

      Yes, they are. It does not have to be 50%. A black that had white in them was worth more than a full African when they got sold. Blacks in the u.s. have white in them because of that fact. Don`t blame me for stating a fact.

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  • 1 month ago

    Because black isn't a race. There are different types and ethnicities in the black skin people. Some are taller, others are darker some are short and other have stronger facial features.

    Black Americans are generally mixed because their ancestor were raped

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Because black people and Africans are basically different people. Black Americans are admixed and most have a non black or mulatto grandparent as recent as 3-4 generations ago. 

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  • 1 month ago

    Because we've been victims of rape for generations ever since we were kidnapped and brought here.

    Oh Allah how we long to be home again.  Please let us draw our last breath in the comfort of our motherland. Where the sun shines and the soil warms the soles of our very tired feet.

  • 1 month ago

    Africa is the second largest continent with about 1.35 billion people in fifty four countries with hundreds of cultures and languages. Africans come in all shapes and sizes and with just about every skin colour from palest to darkest. Freetown in Sierra Leone is closer to London than it is to Nairobi in Kenya and Cairo to Cape Town is about the same distance as Paris to Beijing. 

    Most of the slaves who were taken to the Americas were from a small area of West Africa. Saying that all Africans are like west Africans  is like saying that all Europeans are like Sicilians or all Asians are like Sri Lankans. Apart from that, most of the descendants of slaves in the Americas, and in particular the USA, have European ancestors as well as west African ancestors. There are very few, if any, without some European blood. At the same time, there are millions of "white" Americans who would discover a west African ancestor if they looked hard enough.

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  • 1 month ago

    I'll bet if you spent 5 minutes thinking about it you could come up with the answer.

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Taller than, smaller than, different FROM

    Africa has hundreds of tribes, the members of which generally spend their lives close to where they were born.  In the US slaves from different parts of Africa produced children who showed their mixed heritage.

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  • 1 month ago

    because america and africa are in different parts of the world 

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