You will never know if you hurt the sentiments of a person by referring to them as black or African American or Black American. No one will actually know until you ask that the person out. But you can’t do that either. It may look impolite, and also hurt them even more than before.
So, what should we do about this?
I have got an amazing answer for this.
Addressing Black Americans as African Americans
Read an article where Aisha Harris from the Slate culture expresses that, she has felt a lot of trouble with people coming up to her and asking ‘where do you belong?’ or saying ‘Ah. You look like an African’ kind of comments. She adds, ‘Even though my father has some roots of Nigeria, I don’t prefer to be called as Nigerian-American or the African-American. You can better refer to me as a black American. That’s what I would like.’
But the point is not everyone has the same preferences. Some people may not tolerate being called as a Black American too. What could be done in that case?
When we say African culture in America, then it points out to the contributions of the African Americans to the United States of America. Currently, you will find African American people residing in the West and Central parts of Africa. Also, their identity came to light only during the slavery period, which was practiced in the British American time.
This is one of the core reasons that will make people hurt if you refer to them as black or black-American for instance.
I also read somewhere – if you are among your friends or having an informal meeting, then calling someone black may not sound offensive. But in my opinion, it’s still offensive no matter who you are with. It still matters.
Many people have asked me about this, ‘what should I address the guy/girl, and still not make it offensive?’ Do you know what you can do? Just call him/her by their name, or address them by saying Mr. or Mrs. followed by the surname of the person.
How do you feel now?
That was such a simple solution, isn’t it? So go ahead and try it out next time.
You might be in a wonder about the concept of Concrete Ping Pong tables. If you are new to this, then this article is just for you. Ping Pong and Table Tennis are the same games; the only difference is with the name in it.
Many famous Ping Pong table brands include Joola, Stiga, Killerspin, etc. There is another type of tennis table which is called as a Concrete Ping Pong table. Only a few companies are into the production of this, while most of them are DIY (Do-It-Yourself at home).
So why are people trying this type of table, and what are the benefits of it? Find the answer below.
Why Concrete Ping Pong Tables the Best?
There are many Ping Pong fans out there, and maybe you have got one too. Let’s rewind back to the time when you were searching out for the table in the shop. First, you have to set the location and take a note of the space available to you. And then accordingly you check out the table which suits well with space.
Some amount of space should be left out in the surrounding area of the table.
You can opt for the Concrete Ping Pong in case you have certain space issues. If you have less space in the interiors, then you can create one concrete table by yourself. Well, it is a bit difficult task. Still, you can follow the DIY videos posted online and get some help from your friend as well. So, along with your friend you can get the construction part done slowly and efficiently.
Now, Why are these tables considered the best? One of the main reasons is they are heavy duty in nature compared to the indoor or other branded ping pong table. All the concrete tables are designed for the outdoor purpose only. They ought to be weather-proof, this quality is missed in other usual ping pong tables.
Most of the best ping pong table reviews said that the Concrete Ping Pong Tables are durable compared to the other tables in this category.
It is hard to destroy concrete tables, while the ordinary tennis tables can be easily damaged. So it is pretty strong against any destruction.
Because of the long-lasting quality, you can make use of this concrete table for many years than the usual ping pong table. You will be required to replace the ordinary tennis table within a few years, while a quality concrete table can last for more than 60 years.
The Concrete tables are majorly produced for outdoor use, though you can use it as an indoor game too. Therefore it can be used for indoor as well as outdoor gaming.
Weight is the only drawback found so far; the concrete ones are heavy compared to the regular ping pong tables. There are many such Known Table Tennis Brands available with quality. This can be a positive point too. Still, it is a drawback too. Heavy tables are unlikely to be stolen from your place or any other public place. Whereas the heaviness can cause trouble with shifting the table from one place to another.
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