Why are we called "sistahs"?

It sounds very ghetto and I don't like it. I was in the bathroom in WalMart fixing my hair when my mom said, "girl come on we don't have time for that." A lady (also black) came out and said "she's a sistahs she has to make sure she looks good."


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Most Helpful Guy

  • It's formal slang just for the sistas lol
    You don't like it?

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What Guys Said 4

  • It's a black culture term, used to signify that all of us are a community, because we share a common experience being black in this world.

    Are u used to not being called "sistah "?

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  • then u should mention it u don't lke it i guess?

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  • I don't know why are guys called brothers? Why are we called guys and you called girls? There is no correct answer to this question.

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  • It's black slang talk for sister...

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What Girls Said 4

  • Just let her be. People have different ways of expressing themselves.

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  • Yea ion get the sista/brotha stuff either... Like dude I am of no relation too you (other than in Gods way)

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    • It's not meant to be taken literally. Sometime in the distant past, black men and women were a union. So that was seen as respect. For instance, I was at the store alone and an older black gentlemen just said "hey, how you doin, sista?" And I said "I'm fine, thanks, you?" With a smile.

      It's just what a lot of black people do in the south/east coast and even in Nigeria.. lol. And some do it on the west coast but not really. I can account for them. But yeah. It just means that they're acknowledging you. It's not that serious.

    • Oh yea I mean deep down, its annoying to here, bt I would never just go off on someone for calling me that @sweetnovella

  • It started in the 60s or so I believe. Dont take it seriously.

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  • because back then black woman stick together our afro's our culture just like black men would call eachother brother, its nothing to take offense to you should be proud :)

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