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Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 08-14-2020 at 05:50:05 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • African-Amerikan?
  • Her mother was born in India and her father was from Jamaica. She married her white husband Douglas Emhoff in 2014. He has two kids, daughter and a son. She lived with her mum after her parents divorced in '71 when she was 11. I also heard, unable to verify, that she has some Asian in her. How is it she is African-Amerikan again? Haven't got into her politics yet...

    Tim Daley(MI)

    Dean    Posted 08-14-2020 at 07:53:35 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Indeed.

    No US slave blood, doncha know....

    Does this mean that she is not eligible for reparations???

    Gotta love it.

    Dean

    Frank (WNY)    Posted 08-14-2020 at 18:38:06 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Since her ancestors were plantation owners in Jamaica with many slaves, when is she going to set an example and start paying reparations?

    TheOldHokie    Posted 08-14-2020 at 06:49:23 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Re: African-Amerikan?
  • Not that it matters a whit but:

    "Afro-Jamaicans are Jamaicans of predominantly or majority Sub-Saharan African descent. They presently represent the largest ethnic group in the country.

    I'd say she and Bob Marley both qualify as "Afro" descent. And if you are wondering she is also a naturally born US citizen, see the 14th Amendment for that.

    Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 08-14-2020 at 07:32:44 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Yep, I knew that Dan, just putting it out there. Marley wrote "I Shot The Sheriff" made famous by Clapton. Marley's maternal grandfather was 'white Jamaican' with Syrian and Jewish heritage.

    Tim

    Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 08-14-2020 at 11:51:26 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • One of the bar bands I was in during the 70's did a cover of "I Shot The Sheriff" because it was just out and popular radio play. I was never (still not) a fan of reggae music but played it and I think a Peter Tosh tune -I forget. Reggae and disco were getting popular about the same time (74-78) "Sheriff" and "Miss You" by the Stones were as close to reggae and disco I ever wanted to get close to. I played drums, harmonica, and background vocals.

    Tim Dale(MI)

    steveVa    Posted 08-14-2020 at 12:27:56 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Miss You was a great song. Lots of memories. Never thought of it as reggae. Had that great stones beat..

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