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Sunday, October 26th, 2014

8 Interesting Reasons Some Blacks Reject Being Called ‘African-American’

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I’m Biracial

While many people of mixed racial backgrounds accept being called an African-American, a number of them reject the “one drop rule.”  They feel that being labeled Black or African-American forces them to choose being Black exclusively and to reject the other ethnic groups that contributed to their genetic makeup. In an interview with BET’s “106 & Park,” singer Keyshia Cole said she didn’t fit the criteria for “Black Girls Rock” because she is biracial.

 

 

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We Didn’t Land on Plymouth Rock — That Rock Landed On Us

Some Blacks born in the United States do not consider themselves to be American at all.  They believe themselves to be more culturally and genetically tied to Africa, despite the fact their ancestors had their homes, languages, and spiritual systems stripped away by the transAtlantic slave trade.

Malcolm X voiced this sentiment in a 1964 speech: ”We’re not Americans, we’re Africans who happen to be in America. We were kidnapped and brought here against our will from Africa. We didn’t land on Plymouth Rock — that rock landed on us.”

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Comments

  1. Charvi Dawson says:

    I appreciate the explanations of the terms from different perspectives. For Herman Cain it makes sense on how idiotic he is because he has no desire to be associated withinh the past. For him to comment that he feels more similarities with his ancestors from an American standpoint means he understand/justify being oppressed. I personally prefer being called a melanated god, or anything as long as melanated is in front.

  2. ONCE YOU ARE BLACK YOU ARE AN AFRICAN ….THAT IS IT, IT GO SO

  3. HERMAN CAIN IS A UNCLE TOM, THIS IS WHY THE WHITE MAN WOULD NOT VOTE FOR HIM ……AMERICA DO NOT SEE THE BLACK MAN AS AN AMERICAN

  4. Keisha does not WHO who her dad is so how does she know he is white ?? Could have been a fair-skinned brother. Wonder if she would have rejected a scholarship at an HBCU?

  5. Don Mulligan says:

    I as a white man don't know what to think of your comment Leslie A. Morre. I know if we don't wake up this country is going to fall apart from the inside. God bless you.

  6. I feel like Suge, i do

  7. Oduwa Khumalo-Amen says:

    Just call me a African!!!!

  8. some claim to be Brown

  9. I think Keisha has been ADOPTED and her REAL mother was WHITE and her real father is black…the woman who adopted her is BLACK and happens to be her REAL mothers friend! Do the research!

  10. Jessica Gooden says:

    Really

  11. Maria Fernandez says:

    IF you are were born in The United States of America, that makes you an American. It is time to put the ''Labels" aside. We are Americans, we are all children of God.

  12. we still have more space in Africa left for those hoe proud to be an African, fore those hoe did not feel like, we live them with their masters here in Babylon, peace brothers and sisters

  13. It's an African in American and American the land where an African lives.

  14. I do agree with you. But the question remain who started calling us African or it is true that Europeans are the first to call us African.

  15. Mohamed Koroma, I feel that your correct but it would help if the blacks in America learn their tribes and nationalities from Africa be more helpful too.

    Like example your name is Koroma which mean your from Temne tribe. This is what they must learn Insha'Allah…

  16. Denise Twitty says:

    The outcome of slavery left black people with no self identity. Black people allowed the white man to tell them who they were ===> a nation (Africa/America) but no race. Pathetic! The label "African American" is nothing more than a label combined with two nations. Africa nor America is a race, they are NATIONS!. The LABEL African American should be eliminated because its really pathetic when people who wasn't born in Africa nor America is labeled as such all because of their skin color. My best friend wasn't born in America nor was she born in Africa but here in America they call her "African American" and that's an insult to her homeland ===> Jamaica!

  17. Beautiful… I completely agree….

  18. @ sister Mary Knight tribes and nationalities is what they used to divided us, Am a born African and I do not came from a tribe or nationalities I was born in a real African culture society,the main problem with Black in America today they are selling their values and culture for some other things they all ready have

  19. Adora Nwofor says:

    People should be able to define themselves.

  20. Rachel Zoë Davis says:

    Leena Flores-Petersen You have that completely wrong! Her biological mother is Frankie (the druggie who was in jail). Frankie's gave Keisha to her friend, who adopted Keisha into the Cole family (hence her last name). On an old episode of Keisha's show on BET, Frankie said that she was 100% certain that Keisha's father was an Italian man named Sal (who passed away a long time ago). This was never confirmed. But, I do know that Keisha tested a couple older men for paternity and they all came back with negative results. I don't know where you got your information, but it's wrong!

  21. Rachel Zoë Davis says:

    lol…one of my mom's 89 year old patients call herself "navy-brown". When I first heard that I broke it to tears (that's how hard I was laughing). Ignorance!

  22. Rachel Zoë Davis I read my info in some magazine and it was awhile back and so I may have gotten the story backwards…but anyhow She looks biracial to me and so that's what I see her as :)

  23. Rachel Zoë Davis says:

    Leena Flores-Petersen Ahhhh ok…idk I guess everyone has different views…I never looked at her and saw bi-racial. I always saw a young, attractive fair-skinned black woman. The thought of her being bi-racial never even crossed my mind (nor does it make any difference to me whatsoever) until that episode that her mother said her father was a dead Italian man. lol

  24. Rachel Zoë Davis….I can see the white blood in her; but I'm mixed up too and so that's probably WHY I can see white in her….you know how black ppl can see the black blood in a person from miles away? I can see the white in many biracial people because I'm a decendant of the biracial bloodline :) Believe it or not there's a difference between mixed blacks and light skinned blacks…it's usually the features.

  25. Maria Fernandez says:

    Leslie, I love Herman Cain, I would have voted for him in a heartbeat and I know a lot of people that would have campaigned and helped him win the Presidency. Herman Cain is a person that has worked very hard to be where he is, he understands our needs and what is needed to run our Country. Like I said in a comment above, if you were born in America you are an American no matter you color, ethnicity, social status or religion. I was born in another Country and I'm a naturalized Citizen of this great Country that I pledged to love, respect and defend. I call myself an American and you should to.

  26. The blacks of America are of African origin but as a result of slavery they, rightfully feel betrayed by Africa. In as much as I, as an African would like them to identify with the continent of their origin, I also sympathise with those who as a result of the feeling of having been betrayed by the mother continent feel they must seek other identities elsewhere. Greetings to the Hebrew Isrealites and to the Moorish Temple of Black Americans and thanks to those also in America who proudly identify with the continent of their origin and call themselves African Americans. Those "blacks" who are 90% white and who wish to be described in terms other than black are within their rights for seeking such classification, such as the cablinasian tenis player Mr. Tiger Woods who rejected the black classification. Attn Lisa Aubrey

  27. ONE THING, THIS CONTRY IS ONLY GREAT FOR THE WHITE MAN ONLY, IN ENGLAND, FRANCE, CUBA HEALTH CARE IS FREE ! FREE I&I WANT YOU ALL TAKE A LOOK AT THE MICHAEL MOORE FILM ….YOU PAY FOR NOT A THING …PLUS THE PEOPLE LIVE LONGER THAN PEOPLE IN AMERICA ….THE MEDIA DO NOT WANT YOU TO KNOW THAT …..PEOPLE WHEN THE JEW BORN ANY PLACE IN THE WORLD HE SAY HE/SHE IS A ''JEW' NOT JEWAMERICAN A JEW …. BLACK PEOPLE KNOW YOUR SELF,…BLACK PEOPLE BUILD AMERICA, YET AMERICA DO NOT WANT YOU …BLACK PEOPLE DO NOT OWN ANYTHING, IF THEY DO THE WHITE MAN OWN HALF, LOOK FOR YOUR SELF…..BLACK PEOPLE IN AMERICA WANT TO CAY THEY ARE AMERICAN, BUT AMERICA SAY YOUR ARE A ''NIGGER'' AND JUST THAT…THEY OWN YOU….THEY ONLY MAKE MONEY FOR THE WHITE MAN ….ANY SPORTS TEAM A BLACK MAN SAY HE IS A PART OWNER IS A TEAM THAT IS LOSEING TEAM, SO THEY ARE TAKING YOUR MONEY, OS SO YOU SAY YOU ARE AMERICAN ..SO HOW IS IT A BLACK MAN CANNOT OWN A SPORTS TEAM …A RECORD COMPANY ….MUSIC …IF HE/SHE BECOMES A WINNER THE WHITE MAN FIND A NIGGER TO BRING HE/SHE DOWN ….BLACK MAN YOUR A AFRICAN …BUT FIRST YOU MUST FIRST KNOW YOUR SELF ….THE BLACK MAN FIGHT AGAINST AYN BLACK MAN WHO IS "NOT AMERICAN" ONE THING HE/SHE CAN GO BACK HOME WHERE HE/SHE COME FROM, WHERE THE BLACK MAN GOING TO GO ….''PRISON" THAT IS HIS/HER ''AFRICA''

  28. I see you have a picture of El Hajj Malik Al Shabazz. Perhaps an appropriate quote from my brother would suffice here. "How can you love the tree and hate the roots?"

  29. I prefer to be called Black. It represents who I am because I am voided of my true African heritage.

  30. Being black means your roots originated in Africa. Blacks can deny that fact all they want. However, I find the term African American demeaning because as Cain said we don't hyphenate white people and called them European-Americans. And who gave whites the authority to name people and countries. Ooooo I forgot, they were first to use firepower and manipulation

  31. Ibrahimi Qurani says:

    I agree with the comment that African American is not specific enough and more properly refers to naturalized Americans who were born in Africa. Afro-American is a better fit because it means a native born American, especially of American heritage, who has significant or visible African ancestry. Non-black Arabs and whites from the African continent ARE technically African, since they grew up in and have heritages that have been on the African continent for centuries. Just like Euro-Americans and Afro-Americans are Americans despite not being Indigenous Native Americans. So Afro-American is better than African American for native black americans. Black American has some innate sense, but we know that many blacks in the Americas of African ancestry are running away from and hate our African ancestry. Many people confuse black with African or African origins and African with black. Many East Indians are black but they are not African. Many Arabs, indigenous Australians, Southeast Asians, Pacific Islanders (Malaysia, Philipines, Melanesia, Papua New Guinea etc) are clearly black (most with bushy hair and some with straight hair) but they are not African and these people should be allowed to self identify as black without identifying themselves as Africans, which they are not. At the moment most black Americans are of African descent, and many are classified as black because they are not pure Europeans but they are genetically not heavily African at all due to admixture. So I think for black from the Americas the term Afro-American, Afro-Carribbean, Afro-Latino and Afro-Hispanic is more fitting than African American. Afro-American should in particular refer to English speaking people of African descent in N and S America, like Guyana or Belize. I also think that equating African-American and black is a huge mistake. I hate seeing "African-American/Black" on questionaires. It automatically discourages black latinos, black arabs and other non-african and non north american blacks from identifying themselves as black. I would stick to 4 races. Black, Asiatic, Caucasian, Native American. I would define each race and then let people subcategorize into, N. American origin, S. American origin, Central American origin, Caribbean origin, Middle Eastern/N. African origin (Arab, Armenian, Syriac, etc.), Indian Subcontinent, Russian territories, East Asian, Southeast Asia, Australia, South Pacific, Sahelian and Subsaharan Africa, Australia. But the government doesn't care about accuracy. Races should be tied to phenotypes NOT places of origin.

  32. Ibrahimi Qurani says:

    This is not true.

  33. Ibrahimi Qurani says:

    When you say American, think larger than the United States of America. Generally the term American is extended to Anglophone cultures in the Americas especially when they immigrate to N. America. Hispanic to Spanish speaking and Latino to Francophone, Lusophone (portuguese) and Spanish speaking people of the Americas as well. Black Anglophones, Francophones and even Lusophones (of mixed and less mixed black backgrounds) from the Americas assimilate much more easily into North American society than Hispanics, i.e. Spanish speakers, which is why they are not accurately represented in the race and ethnicity questionnaires. Spanish speakers more often than not do not know their race, if they are not very European, and resist being given accurate titles such as Native American (most central american hispanics) or black (most carribbean hispanics).

  34. GREETINGS KINGS & EMPRESS …I&I IS A RASTA MAN ..HEAR THIS ALL BLACK MAN IS AN AFRICAN …NO TWO WAYS ABOUT THAT….IN THE ABUNDANCE OF WATER THE FOOLS IS THIRSTY….REMBER WHERE YOU ARE FROM REMBER YOUR HISTORY …DREAM OF HOME ..LOOK AT THE AFRICAN CHANNEL SEE HOW AFRICA LOOK NOT WHAT CNN TELL YOU …BY HAVING THE WRONG KIND OF EDUCATION, THE BLACK MAN HAS BECOME HIS OWN GREATEST ENEMY …THE MOST TROUBLE I&I HAVE HAD IN THE ADVANCING THE CAUSE OF THE BLACK MAN HAS COME FROM THE BLACK MAN …UNITY CHANGE A LOT OF THINGS UNFORTUNATELY, ''BLACK PEOPLE DO'NY HAVE UNITY, SO THEY REMAIN HOMOGENIZED, HELD HOSTAGE IN THE PROSON INDUSTRY, GAY RIGHTS IS GOING TO GET SO STRONG, THAT THEY ARE GOING TO BAN STRAIGHT MARRIAGE, THE ONLY BOOK THE BLACK MAN READ IS THE BIBLE, THATS THE BOOK THE SLAVE MASTER USED TO HELP BRAIN WASH THE SLAVES (THE BLACK MAN IN AMERICA) TO MAKE SURE HE/SHE STAY BRAIN WASH …SLAVERY, LYNCHING WAS NOT THE GREATEST CRIME AGAINST THE BLACK MAN, THE BLACKMAN WAS TAUGHT TO WEAR A MASK OF SELF HATE AND SELF DOUBT PROPAGANDA DESTROYS THE BLACKMANS HOPES, THE BLACKMAN AMBITIONS AND CONFIDENCE IN SELF,,,,,THE GENOCIDE OF THE BLACKMAN IN AMERICA- DRUGS – GUNS – PRISON – AIDS – SELF HATE – BECAUSE RELIGION IS SLAVERY …THE MOST POTENT WEAPON IN THE HANDS OF THE OPPRESSOR IS THE MIND OF THE OPPRESSED …I DO HOPE YOU ARE NOT A FACE BOOK COON ( THAT MEANS THAT YOU ARE NOT GOING TO REPORT ME, THE WAY YOU DID MARCUS GARVEY. …I&I STUDY BLACK HISTORY & LAW, NOW ….AMERICA DO NOT SEE DESCENDANTS OF AFRICANS WHO WERE IMPORTED INTO AMERICA, AND SOLD AS SLAVES,,WERE NOT INCLUDED NOR INTENDED TO BE INCLUDED UNDER THE WORD ''CITIZEN'' IN THE CONSTITUTION OF AMERICA, WHETHER EMANCIPATED OR NOT, AND REMAINED WITH OUT RIGHTS OR PRIVILEGES, EXPECT SUCH AS THOSE WHICH THE GOVERNMENT MIGHT GRABT THEM…''SO BY THIS THE BLACK AMERICAN IS NOT CONSIDERED CITIZENS OF AMERICA, YOU ARE STIKK CONSIDERED SLAVES BY THE GOVERNMENT…IF YOU THINK ITS A JOKE '' KICK A WHITE MAN DOG'' YOU WILL GO TO PRISON ! THERE'S A CONSPRIRACY TO EMASCULATE AND SISSIFY THE BLACK MAN,…MEANING BY SHOWING THE BLACKMAN IN A DRESS ON TV…THE BLACK MAN THINKS ITS OK TO BE ''GAY'' IN MATH TWO MINUS CANNOT GIVE YOU PLUS ..SAY NO TO THE NEGROPENNISM, ONE THING I&I HAVE LEARNED LIVING IN AMERICA IS THE TRUTH SOUNDS LIKE HATE, TO THOSE WHO HATE THE TRUTH !!! LOOK AT THIS WHEN A BLACK MAN KILLS …HE IS SEEN AS A MENACE TO SOCIETY, HE GETS LIFE IN PRISON …WHEN A FOREIGN MAN KILLS HE IS SEEN AS A TERRORIST HE GETS LIFE IN PRISON OR KILLED …NOW! WHEN A WHIE MAN KILLS HE IS SEEN AS A PSYCHOLOGICALLY UNSTABLE …HE GET NO PRISON TIME….BLESSED LOVE

  35. Tammy Foreman says:

    they call us African-american because they do not know what tribe we came from. maybe she forgot about the one drop rule. why do the black people from the Caribbeans, Jamaica, haiti, some partsPuerto Rico, Brazil. when more African slaves were shipped to those countries than here in North America. they are still considered African or the label black man ijs.

  36. What might you want to call yourself, bzw., referred to by the outside world, if you're a racially "tri/bifurcated" (my invention) person in the United States? Is African-American no longer "in tune" with our concept of "self" or should American persons formerly referred to as Negroes, Coloreds or Black "drill-down" further along the etymologies of self-definition to the point that we must identify, expose and list every known component of our genetic composition? Something like "African-American("X"), where we Algebraically "solve" for the unknown X-factor, which could be German, English, Scottish, Russian, French, Dutch or any other non-racially defined white nationality possibly comprising our existence. And then of course, on you could add a smideon of Cherokee, Choctaw, Seminole or other native american tribe to the equation if that's what's also running through your veins, right? I mean, how far down do we (or can we) go down that rabbit hole of racial self-definition? Anyway, seems like this issue is getting greater and greater awareness in this country as the sheer number of bi-racial children continue to be brought into the world. It might even turn into a serious political movement one day once critical mass is hit…, who knows!

    JiMiFLiX! (Administrator, Society of Afro-Germans in America and Germany)

  37. …ahem, not so fast kemosabe. not so fast!

  38. Russell Lawrence Benford says:

    Sounds like all logical reasons to me. African-American only even became part of the vernacular in like 1988 when Messy Jesse Jackson coined it during his presidential aspirations.

    What's even more foolish is how folks say "people of color" but just 50 years ago folks just "colored people". And today if you get called a colored person, you'd get offended, but technically, grammatically-speaking they are equivalent. You learned that in 1st grade phonics class lol.

    Read Chapter 2 "There's No Such Thing As Black (or White) People" from my book Lies, Liberty, & the Pursuit of Happiness available on Amazon http://t.co/6IkFDaZEUp

  39. PEOPLE BLACK AMERICANS ARE SEE AS SLAVES IN THE LAWS OF A AMERICA, YOU PEOPLE DO NOT GET IT …YOU BUILD THE PLACE BUT YOU DO NOT OWN IT, THE BANKS DO NOT RESPECT YOU TO GIVE YOU MONEY TO DO ANY THING…YOU ARE ONLY SEEN AS SOME THING LOWER THAN A DOG …THE WHITE PUT MORE VALUE OR RESPECT HIS DOG MORE THAN A BLACK MAN ….THE SAME WHITE WHO SAY HE LOVES THE BLACK MAN, LET A BLACK MAN KILL A MEMBER OF HIS FAMILY AND SEE HOW QUICK HE TURNS ON THAT SAME BLACK MAN TO HAVE HIM KILLED …TO CALL YOUR SELF A BLACK-AMERICAN IS AN INSULT TO '' AFRICA'' ON THE LAW BOOKS IN AMERICA A BLACK MAN IS STILL AS A ''SLAVE'' IN AMERICA THE LAW SHOULD BE EQUAL BUT IT IS NOT, IF YOU HAVE MONEY YOU WILL WIN THE FIRST ROUND, BUT THE SECOND ROUND, THEY WILL WIN (OJ) …BY THE YEAR 2050 THE HISPANIC'S WILL OUT NUMBER THE BLACK MAN … I AM NOT TEACHING HATE THE WHITE MAN, I JUST WANT THE BLACK MAN TO KNOW HIM SELF …THE BLACK MAN THINKS AMERICA LOVES HIM ..IF HE SAY HE IS AN AMERICAN ..YOU ARE FOOLING YOUR SELF …WHEN THE HISPANIC GOES IN A BANK HE/SHE CAN GET MONEY TO DO WHAT HE/SHE WANTS ..THE BLACK MAN CANNOT ….BECAUSE HE IS STILL SEEN AS A SLAVE….A JAMAICAN, A CHINA MAN , ANY MAN WHO COME HERE FROM ANY OTHER CONTRY CAN GO IN A BANK AND GET MONET BUT YOU THE BLACK MAN WHO GO AROUND AND SAY YOU BUILD AMERICA WILL NOT GET THE MONEY FROM THE BANK…….THE BLACK MAN WHO MAKE IT HERE IN AMERICA, HAS TO SELL OUT THE BLACK MAN TO BE APART OF THE WHITE MAN WORLD ….THE WHITE MAN TELL THE BLACK MAN …DO NOT PLAY ANY REGGAE ON YOUR TV SHOWS, BECAUSE ''REGGAE MUSIC TELLS TO GET UP AND STAND UP FOR YOUR RIGHTS …HIP HOP DO NOT ,,IT TELLS THE YOUTH BE GAY , SELL CRACK, WEAR WEAVE, DO NOT LOOK LIKE AN AFRICAN, BE LIKE ME WHITE ….SO WHAT THE BLACK MAN DO, HE WANTS TO BE LIKE THE ''SLAVE MASTER'' ….IF A AMERICA HAS ITS WAY, AMERICA WANTS THE WHOLE WORLD TO BE GAY, MINUS AND MINUS CANNOT GIVE YOU PLUS …IN AFRICA THEY OUT LAW ''GAY'' SO AMERICA SAY SHE WILL NOT GIVE THEM MONEY ….BLACK PEOPLE WHERE IS YOUR PRIDE, YOU TURN YOUR BACK ON AFRICA …AMERICA SAY YOU ARE STILL A SLAVE …A POLICE MAN KILL A BLACK MAN ALL YOU DO IS POUR SOME BEER ON THE GROUND AND SAY ANOTHER ONE WENT DOWN ….YOU INSULT ALL BLACK MAN ….I AM NOT SAYING GO KILL A WHITE MAN , IF YOU UNIT THEY WILL STOP ….AMERICA IS THE ONLY PLACE IN THE WORLD WHERE A PERSON GO TO SCHOOL FOR YEARS AND GRADUATE AND CANNOT READ AND WRITE…

  40. i am an african by birth and by ethnicity ! my mum is beyonce and my father is malcolm x thank u very much!

  41. All the groups and individuals mention in this article, bottomline they either do not know who they are or wish to identify with their slave holders, even if their mothers or fathers are white they are decendants of slave holders, that held your ancesors in slavery, even held their children they had by black women in slavery, and you wish to identify with them? It seems to me, to keep your mind straight why deal with all this I am part this and part that, just be African or white. Kesha Cole says she cannot identify with black girls rock, because she is mixed, with people who tried to destroy African people. She looks pretty black to me, so what is she? I wish to be clearl, what the word denotes me to be, black – African, if you are white – European. Look, why is it only blacks, who wish to be this that or the other, not pure African, failing to realize, you are the most blessed human being on the planet, with all this melanin, and other superior qualities. Blacks fail to realize this, blacks were put on the planet first, we shared our continent with no one, unlike Asia, until the invaders came in and colonized most of Africa. We are the riches continent on the planet, every people of the world wish they had Africa. Africa is the only continent that makes the world go around. If evolution and nature does not help us, I believe the powers that be, as I write here, are planning to colonized most of Africa again, because they need Africa. Blacks have been made to despise themselves. Whites enjoys all of the wealth our continent precious resourses produced for them, by talking the wealth of African people, and so the poor blacks, after being brain washed, and denied our history, we wish to identify with these people, who hates us, and took our wealth, and still is.

  42. Maria Fernandez I am African born in US. On the census, when donoting race, it does not ask if you are American. Then they added multicultrial? I think that was to please the blacks.

  43. What people fail to realize is Africa like Europe is made up of different nationalities German, Russian the Irish so on and so forth and Africa is made up of different tribes and nationalities. Until they refer to other races as European American please don't refer to me as African American because that term refer to the continent and not me. Call me black because I'm void of my heritage.

  44. The Bible, which IS a history book, tells us who we really are. In fact, it identifies every nation on the planet. The terms nigger, niger, nigra, black, African American, Afro American, Moor and Asiatic are all equally cruel bywords and proverbs. None of them fit thats why there's so much confusion. So-called black people in the diaspora are confused because they want to be. You can tell them who they are according to the God that they claim to believe in and the vast majority will still reject it. Its been my experience that our people are much more at home wearing the former surnames, nicknames and insults heaped upon us by our former slave masters, then claiming our true heritage and identity from God's own mouth. That's why the prophet Isaiah asked the question,

    "Why is Israel spoiled? Is he a homeborn slave?"

    The answers back then were yes and yes. Judging by all of the confusion here it appears that the answers are still yes and yes with no end in sight!

    As for you mixed raced people, scripture teaches us that you are what your father is, i.e. if you have seen the father, you have seen the son. One does not plant apple seeds and get oranges back neither does one sow peanut seeds and reap corn. Simarly when a so-called black man plants his seed the child bears his nationality regardless of what color the child is.

    If you sincerely want to know what so called black people scattered throughout the world should be called, study scripture. Therein lies your answer.

  45. Terms such as…"American' and 'Children of God' are *labels… so much for your 'put the labels aside' idea.

  46. Malcolm also said…"Just because a cat gives birth to kittens in an oven, that doesn't make em biscuits"

  47. The Bible is a history book? Then how come I've never heard a h.i.s.t.o.r.y. teacher say… "class take out your… Bibles'? At the end of all Bibles it says… 'The End'; only one such literature ends with those words… I'll let you do the math, or are you gonna **** that up too?

  48. Nefertari Em Negash – Earlier I said that you could give these people their true history and they would still reject it. You proved my point – no knowledge or wisdom is worth anything to a lot of our people (including you apparently) unless it is licensed and approved by the children of our former slave masters. You all seem to forget that they once forbid us to read and write by law! Now you trust that the very same people who blotted out your history is going to teach it to you in one of the very same institutions that you would've been lynched for entering less than 60 years ago. How long oh simple ones will you love simplicity?!

    Yes the Bible is a history book.

    1. It is the history of a once-proud people, so long forgotten that neither the world remembers them nor the people themselves (Deut 32:26).

    2. It is the history of a people who lost their land, their nationality, their identity and the knowledge of themselves through war and slavery.

    3. It is the history of a people who fled their homeland in Northeast Africa for mainland Africa during periods of civil war and then later when they were attacked by the Assyrians, the Babylonians, the Persians, the Greeks and finally the Romans.

    4. It is the history of a people who were found living in exile, captured then taken into slavery in cargo slave ships (Deut 28:68) throughout the world and sold to their enemies.

    5. It is the history of a people who were kidnapped by Hamites (so-called Africans) and sold to Arab and Greek slave traders (Joel 3, Psalm 83).

    6. It is the history of a people who looked so similar to the Egyptians (a black African people) that they were often mistaken for Egyptians themselves (Exodus 2, Acts 21).

    Does any of this sound familiar to you? Did you learn any of this in your "history" class? What book do you know of that goes on and on forever? Of course it says the "the end" at the end. It was written by prophets!

  49. Paul A. Jones Jr.

    1. "Nefertari Em Negash – Earlier I said that you could give these people their true history and they would still reject it. You proved my point" Paul A. Jones Jr.

    Within the framework of your own perception which is not defacto reality.

  50. Paul A. Jones Jr.:

    2. " no knowledge or wisdom is worth anything to a lot of our people (including you apparently) unless it is licensed and approved by the children of our former slave masters. You all seem to forget that they once forbid us to read and write by law! Now you trust that the very same people who blotted out your history is going to teach it to you in one of the very same institutions that you would've been lynched for entering less than 60 years ago. How long oh simple ones will you love simplicity?!" Paul A. Jones Jr.

    How long oh simple one will you love simplicity? How long before you are set free by the very reality that those very same people of whom you speak of above, ie. 'he 'children of our not so former slave masters' are the very same people who wrote that book that you so desperately neeeed to be 'history'? You seem to have forgetten (or have yet to discover) that the ones who forbade us to read and write by law… are the very same ones who wrote that book (with our complicity).

  51. Paul A. Jones Jr.:

    3. "Yes the Bible is a history book. It is the history of a once-proud people, so long forgotten that neither the world remembers them nor the people themselves (Deut 32:26)." Paul A. Jones Jr.

    Since the Bible is not a history book, that is an 'a-historical' statement and therefore has little to no meaning to someone like myself who is aware of that fact.

  52. Paul A. Jones Jr.:

    4. ." It is the history of a people who lost their land, their nationality, their identity and the knowledge of themselves through war and slavery." Paul A. Jones Jr.

    If the only proof you have for such claims are an a-historical text written by our not so former slave masters, ie. the Bible, then once again, what you have said is of little to no relevance for someone like myself who is keenly aware of just exactly what the Bible is as opposed to what 'it', you, and others claim it to be.

  53. Paul A. Jones Jr.:

    5. "It is the history of a people who fled their homeland in Northeast Africa for mainland Africa during periods of civil war and then later when they were attacked by the Assyrians, the Babylonians, the Persians, the Greeks and finally the Romans." Paul A. Jones Jr.

    History books do not end with the words… 'The End' as all Bibles do, your own included. Don't believe me? Go take a look. I'll wait (smile). Only one kind of literature ends with the words… 'The End'. That alone should tell you what it is, and what's more… it should instruct you as to who in fact wrote it.

  54. Paul A. Jones Jr.:

    6. "It is the history of a people who were found living in exile, captured then taken into slavery in cargo slave ships (Deut 28:68) throughout the world and sold to their enemies". Paul A. Jones Jr.

    Oh you must mean these people:

    "And I will SCATTER THE *EGYPTIANS A.M.O.N.G. T.H.E. N.A.T.I.O.N.S., and will D.I.S.P.E.R.S.E. T.H.E.M. T.H.R.O.U.G.H. T.H.E. C.O.U.N.T.R.I.E.S."

    Ezekiel 30:23 King James Bible

    SMH, this is like taking candy from a baby.

  55. Paul A. Jones Jr.:

    7. "It is the history of a people who were kidnapped by Hamites (so-called Africans) and sold to Arab and Greek slave traders (Joel 3, Psalm 83)." Paul A. Jones Jr.

    Since the Bible is not a history book, that is an 'a-historical' statement and therefore has little to no meaning to someone like myself who is aware of that fact. For one, no such people called 'Hamites' have ever resided on the continent of Africa. In the records of no people of Africa, an ancient literate continent can you locate or identify any group of people who referred to themselves as "Hamites'. That term is exclusive to the Biblical narrative alone, not reflected in the records of any peoples you would seek to designate as such, and it is therefore inapplicable; in order for it to apply (or to stick) you would first have to produce evidence that such a people self identified with such a term. Show me in the voluminous records of ancient Africa where there is recorded a group of people who refer to themselves as 'Hamites'; if you cannot, then your 'a-historical' deposit is summarily… rejected as it should be.

  56. Paul A. Jones Jr.:

    8. "It is the history of a people who looked so similar to the Egyptians (a black African people) that they were often mistaken for Egyptians themselves (Exodus 2, Acts 21)." Paul A. Jones Jr.

    It is a 'history' that was fabricated, manufactured, established and disseminated by homosexual Greeks, that was 1) never meant to be history in the first place and that was 2) introduced to you by those very same 'children of our not so former slave masters'.

    9. "Does any of this sound familiar to you?" Paul A. Jones Jr.

    Yes it's the same old diatribe farted out of the mouths of miseducated Black Hebrew Israelites who need to throw 'From Babylon to Timbuctu' and 'Hebrewisms of West Africa' in the historical trash can because they are both absolutely worthless as historical documents.

    10. "Did you learn any of this in your "history" class?" Paul A. Jones Jr.

    Thank the Most High, no, I did not. They were too busy teaching that black people 'never did anything but be slaves for white people 'and 'everything worthwhile in the world started with a white man'. They did their job so very well that now they have people who look like us wanting to claim their works as our own, as if we don't have original literature of our own to claim. I need a poor attempt at a historical novel, called the Bible to find myself on the map of human geography? No I don't think so. The white man can have his authentically plagiarized Egypto-Greco, ie. 'Hellenistic' literature; I don't need it to know who am or who we have been as Africans. The Bible is a version of older stories accrued, amalgamated, compiled, edited, redacted, formulated and malevolently twisted, utilized in the employment of propaganda on behalf of those who sought to disenfranchise Africans from their birthright and their legacy. I have no use for such an instrument other than to reveal it for what it is. I believe I've made myself quite clear as i didn't… stutter.

    11. "What book do you know of that goes on and on forever? Of course it says the at the end. It was written by prophets!" Paul A. Jones Jr.

    No Paul it was not written by 'Prophets', it was written by homosexual Greeks (with the assistance of ancient Egyptian scribes in their service), Romans (and other homosexual Europeans). Now, if there's anything else I can help you with my deluded, mis-informed brethren, don't hesitate to holla.

  57. Humans got to learn how to make peace with the things they cannot change….

  58. Some might call me foolish but, I've never been to Africa and I'm not sure if i ever want to visit, I was born in Texas it's in America but I've never enjoyed the freedoms and perks like the White, Indian or Latin Americans. Reparations are owed to people like me especially the people dark like me and we are usually the first to be called a nigga. I can relate, so pay niggas like me then see how many people want to use the word, see how many want to be called a NIGGA then

  59. I've heard White people say that, they are African American, when they think African American might get Reparations for Slavery, people like Tiger Woods is already set for life but what about his cousins, aunts and uncles on his fathers side that is. Because his mothers side as already gotten reparations.

  60. why be called after two white men? Im black not african nor american. don't have the same white rights.

  61. I just don't see where Keisha Coles looks 'bi-racial" at all, but, hey photography and Black people can be very tricky sometime. But, getting to the term "African American". In the West "African" is also synonymous with "Black Race" or "Black people" or people of 'African descent', so when African Americans say they are African American, they only mean that they are of the Black Race, of African descent, and that their Nationality is American. [And we know that "technically" African is a nationality and not a race, but as I said above].

  62. That biracial bit is watered down , they partially can't accept their african side .

  63. Africa is a continent. America is a Country. Neither is a race no matter where you are from or live, it's unscientific to be called either one. The problem is that we have let other races convence us that who wr are is lesser so we seek to redefine ourselves. I am proud to be Negro.

  64. Sidney Davis says:

    I am a African born in America.

  65. We never ask any questions? The Africa story was given to us by other people. We teach it to our kids. "African-American" is a colonial term to disinfranchise the Indigenous People of this land. We were allready here in america

  66. Denise Addison says:

    Well maybe Keisha should go sing exclusively for biracial and white people. Let's see how much money she makes off them.

  67. Theresa 'Tammie' Parrott says:

    People should define themselves in which they like. Biracial people should not have to choose one side or the other. They are a mixer of both.

    This all goes back to the history of America. People want to put the past behind, but that's not possible. It's not possible because this country was concieved with racism and violence. Anglos came up with the 'One Drop Rule'.

    Most black people in America are descendants of Africans, like it or not. We are Africans that were brought to America. Africans were spread across the diaspora, so we are all Africans that were brought to different lands.

  68. I agree…I prefer to be called Afro-American or Black-American or African Decent -American…most so called African-American have never been to Africa…I will NEVER forget where I came from for one reason the white man wont let us forget that…I have met some people who were born in Africa and now are citizens of the US…anyway, as long as we live here in the US we will always be labeled…by the way who labeled us in the first place???? we all know the answer to that…

  69. BIRACIAL PEOPLE ARE NOT WHITE OR BLACK, SO THAT MEANS IS ONLY GOD SIDE THEIR ON …..

  70. Craig Johnson says:

    I almost do, prefer negro, or Black American , or Black Its a shame black people dont know who we are, its not by accident either.

  71. Craig Johnson says:

    Its a shame black people don't know who we are, its not by accident either. I prefer Black American, or Negro, or African in America, and those Hebrew Israelites are onto something(they know their stuff). I stay away from being called just an American because when white people get whats coming to them i'm not gonna be identified as one, people like Zimmerman an those who think he was justified which is 80% of white folk make me not wanna be identified as American, until past wrongs are set right an the playing field becomes even i am just Black man in America. Stay woke.

  72. All of the people of the world are mixed. Wars transport new blood. The Roman army included many nationalities and they impregnated women wherever they went.

  73. All of the people of the world are mixed. Wars transport new blood. The Roman army included many nationalities and they impregnated women wherever they went.

  74. Tamara Hart says:

    The truth is, there is no such thing as 'race' it is a made up term used to divide and conquer.It simply does not exist. We are human beings, period.You can have a "culture' or a place you were born, for example, Puerto Rico. That makes you a citizen of that country with any color skin and any number of cultural ideals and beliefs. We are all 'mixed'- there are very, very few folks that are not, and as the worlds changes, that becomes even more so- it is already happening and happening fast. We are simply "Americans" and our culture is "african diasporic' Anything else is a 'racial slur'- we can belong to a ethnic group, but even that term is suspect! From Wiki "An ethnicity, or ethnic group, is a social group of people who identify with each other based on common ancestral, social, cultural, or national experience.[1][2] Membership of an ethnic group tends to be associated with shared cultural heritage, ancestry, history, homeland, language (dialect), or ideology, and with symbolic systems such as religion, mythology and ritual, cuisine, dressing style, physical appearance, etc."

  75. You may be of a mixed race. But if you have mostly African features. Unfortunately that's what society see you. And you will be treated as such. But it's your reaction to it that counts……

  76. negro comes from a latin term which means dead. so u wanna be called dead? that's sickening

  77. Anyone who believes they're not, AFRICAN, ask yourself , where would you be if there was no Africa. We want to listen to so called blacks, such as Bill Cosby, who has the audacity to say he's not African and furthermore he has nothing to do with Africa. The crime is , we as blacks feel compelled to listen to his redderick. Simply because he he has money . "Every brother ain't a brother", and we as blacks need to recognize this sooner than later. Why in Hod name would we deny our origin , I've never heard a white ashamed of being a product of Europe & rightfully so. We have these so called blacks that that want to tell us about all the problems that exist in our community. We live it each day, we're aware or all the problems. We need solutions. Bad mouthing your own people won't solve shit, excuse me. If you don't consider yourself African, then don't talk or worry about us as a people. By the way where was Bill Cosby during all the civil rights movements. Nowhere to be found. Been an Uncle Tom his whole life. Now we all need to sell our souls to become him. I think not. We have a host of so called blacks that have this same frame of mind. You don't need morals only money. They tell us what it is we need to do to better ourself's yet they haven't left their all white neighborhood to come to the inner city in decades. And on top of that don't have one black friend in the world . Yet it's your advice I should take concerning my future. Whoopi Goldberg OJ Simpson Tiger Woods Diana Ross. These people are not our people, deceive yourself if you may. They. Don't look upon themselves as people of color. They're only concern or purpose in life is to acquire the love and acceptance of white America. So when most blacks speak it's not of their own accord. It's a given script by those who never have your best interest . Yet they read it aloud anyway

  78. Lol! The only Latin definition I've ever seen for the wor negro since 8th grade science was black. But I'm thinking in the relm of science. In ancient Kemet black is the color of goodness and purity. Not disputing your definition, Mr.Bailey. I just haven't come across it in anything I've read.

  79. ok. do more research. 'negro' was used to imply that Africans were a dead people who contributed nothing to civilization. Do you still wanna be called a negro?

  80. Yes

  81. that's so sad. dead man walking

  82. So be it

  83. These aren't "interesting reasons" they are self negating excuses to distance one's self from their roots. Some are out right self hate, political/social disorientation and misinformation.

  84. These aren't "interesting reasons" they are self negating excuses to distance one's self from their roots. Some are out right self hate, political/social disorientation and misinformation.

  85. I agree! By looking at me you couldn't tell that my dad is half black & Native/white and my moms grandfather is an authentic Native American cause I look "Black" Technically like most born in the north I'm more Native than African but have to identify more with my African ancestry since the natives isolated themselves. So I don't think we should be called "African American" for every reason stated cause its all true! Charlize Theron is an African-American! I'm an American, I was born here like my parents and children. I along with many of us are more American then anything cause some of our ancestors where already here, I love that My ancestors are form Africa, But I also love that my ancestors are Natives as I grew up in Buffalo, NY in which everything has a native American name!

  86. I FEEL THE SAME,ABOUT THIS LABEL!! I AM AN AMERICAN.. FORGET THAT AFRICAN AMERICAN LABEL!!

  87. “Racists will always call you a racist when you identify their racism. To love yourself now – is a form of racism. We are the only people who are criticized for loving ourselves. and white people think when you love yourself you hate them. No, when I love myself they become irrelevant to me.”
    ― John Henrik Clarke

  88. Africans in the United States must remember that the slave ships brought no West Indians, no Caribbeans, no Jamaicans or Trinidadians or Barbadians to this hemisphere. The slave ships brought only African people and most of us took the semblance of nationality from the places where slave ships dropped us off.
    John Henrik Clarke…

  89. John Hendrik Clarke Teaches: "Once a people knows who they are, they will also know what they have to do about their condition. To make a people almost assume that oppression is their natural lot, you have to remove from them the respectful commentary of their history and make them dependent on the history of their conquerors. To infer that a people have no history is also to infer that they have no humanity that you are willing to recognize. African people the world over need a definition of history that can be operational in different places at different times and operational everywhere African people live. Because we are the most dispersed people on the face of the earth, our operational definition of history must be universal in scope, applicable to people in general, and to African people specifically.

    This is my definition: I repeat, "history is a clock that people use to tell their political and cultural time of day. It is also a compass that people use to find themselves on the map of human geography. The role of history is to tell a people what they have been and where they have been, what they are and where they are."

    The most important role that history plays is telling a people where they still must go and what they still must be. No people can move into the mainstream of history and be respected when they answer to an ethnic name not of their choosing and worship a God-concept not of their choosing. All people develop within a culture container that includes their geographical background, their religion, and their method of surviving in their original habitat. When you take a people out of the cultural surroundings in which they originally developed, you take away part of their humanity. African people living outside of Africa are so obsessed with surviving under conditions that they did not create that they often lack a universal view of their condition and how it started."

  90. We will always be AFRICANS. DNA doesn't lie nor does it change.

  91. Thank you very much, Doulas, am glad you viewed and read the posts above…

  92. You're welcome, Douglas, appreciate the read and 'like' above….

  93. People who are "CLASSIFIED" by White people as "non-white", aka "Black" as contrary to "White" (Brown, Yellow, Red, etc), have been CONfused to tne extent that they DO NOT Understand that "Black" is a "FUNCTION", and "White" is a "FUNCTION". They are NOT necessarily 'colors', although based on "colour" and/or "Factors of Color" – the "Visual" faculty/sense (eye sight). Why else would they Parrot such CONfusing Bullshit that "White" people put in their Big Lie Machine (press/media)? Black people are NOT Educated to be "Thinkers". We are TRAINED by the Racist/White-Supremacist to be Babblers and Poll Parrots.

  94. Once An African, Always An African…
    "Let me explain what I am talking about. No mater where are and no matter what religion you might belong to, and no matter what kind of schooling you have gone through, you are distinctly an African person. You are a supporter of some loyal feelings for every African person that walks this earth and if you have confusion about that, you have confusion that is detrimental to the freedom of your own people." …
    Professor John Hendrik Clarke – 1991.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U594N3AottE
    PETER TOSH – AFRICAN
    Peter tosh at his best
    BY PETER TOSH|YOUTUBE.COM

    PETER TOSH – AFRICAN
    Peter tosh at his best
    YOUTUBE.COM|BY PETER TOSH

  95. Thanks for the 'like' of the article above, Christoff…

  96. Much appreciated, Jacqueline.. Thanks for 'liking' the post above…

  97. You're welcome, Christoff.. much appreciated…

  98. The truth is that we are all from Africa originally… 'race' is a made up term used to divide oneness, making separation of the species, CREATES HATE, TO CONTROL & CONQUER ONE ANOTHER FOR POWER AND EGO. Separation of the species simply does not exist. We are human beings, period. One Love!!! Haven't we had enough of this already? It's time to spiritually evolve from this ridiculous separation of the species, we are all brothers & sisters, floating on a rock through space. Please stop labeling yourself, become part of the solution.

  99. I like to champion that to call ourselves African American is an Oxymoron how in the heck do we claim a entire continent..Do white folks call themselves Europeans Americans..or do Latinos call themselves Central or South Americans, no we call them that.. Really Black America wake up and stop letting the Liberals deciding what we are..

  100. Steph Taelmn says:

    You haven't been to Africa. You can't call black people black all this time and because some shit for brain politician had an idea to call them African American. Then I should be called American German. How stupid!

  101. Steph Taelmn says:

    You haven't been to Africa. You can't call black people black all this time and because some shit for brain politician had an idea to call them African American. Then I should be called American German. How stupid!

  102. Steph Taelmn says:

    We all came from Africa and everybody knows it. Why are you letting a fucking politician put a false label on it. There were already black people HERE before any others. Do you not know ? I would be pissed at some Senator with nothing else to do. I bet it was a stupid white man that came up with it.

  103. Steph Taelmn says:

    We all came from Africa and everybody knows it. Why are you letting a fucking politician put a false label on it. There were already black people HERE before any others. Do you not know ? I would be pissed at some Senator with nothing else to do. I bet it was a stupid white man that came up with it.

  104. Black people on America was also slaves in Africa we are the real Hebrew people just google Hebrew people an check out how they look. Sorry bout Africans just too dam black an my facial features aren't that of African decendent

  105. the truth is the only Americans are ?Native Americans, maybe we should start calling Asians, asian americans, Whites european americans, indians indian-american so on so forth
    , But i am actually an african american, my father is nigerian and my mother is black…

  106. To be African for me has always been a matter of faith blindly believed because that was what I was taught and understood. There are other words used to mark us. Negro and Black are the same word. As far as history goes, it is revisionist, a political and ideological tool/weapon in American and world history. We all did not come from Africa in slavery. While we except the mix of bloods the idea of pure blood to fit a construct devised by others, wake up! Some of our ancestors ran with the "Indians", mixed with the "Indians", even before Columbo and the slavery ships, and some of us came on the slavery ships. To run with the "Indians" you had to be here already. Wither we were pre-historic Africans come here or contemporary Africans come here, the mental bashing of cultural identity is a distraction allowing us to be made extinct, here. The glories of Blacks in the global histories are inspiring and empowering but my story in North Americas is being erased and rewritten. It is lawful to read now, we should expand our study, some take Africa, some take here, open everywhere our feet have touched. We are not what or how our government has classified us. You want ancestors go back a few generations, your true ancestors, any further than that is speculation, myth. Makes you gullible to except any revisionist history made for us. Dr. Ivan Van Sertima, I think is right on, some came early on, some came later. And Africa is a continent, who claims we left from there? Who welcomes us back to be citizens, prodical sons and daughters? Who in Africa remembers us or wears our faces? I see my family here. As a Black I am indigenous to America as any Indian and not denying any African blood to root.

  107. I love to see what and how we think and attact issues and concepta, great discussion. The one problem we have in defining ourselves in the collective label (our preference or name given by others) is that we have not really traced our family line back as far as we could to see where we actually came from. We live in the label of a particular setpoint in time, assume it was the same for all of us and it's always been like that. We get upset if some of us stray from that story. The one drop and brown paper bag test has slayed us. It is a personal shock to find you don't fit the official story. From the colonial time until today our collective names has been manipulated, slanged and cursed, recorded in those words in myth-history and used as legal terms to disenfranchise us. Now, you want ROOTS, grab your family, ANCESTORS, grab your family, TRIBAL, grab your family. When familes live together it's a VILLAGE. When the village meets it's own needs it's called an economy (it doesn't have to be totally self sustaining). We listen to Black heroes and make them our family, NO, we use their wisdom and apply it to our family if it is useful to us. I came from my family, there was an Irish man, his Black/Cherokee wife, Blacks from Alabama and one from "Mologlasco Island" off the coast of Africa, BUT I myself am from them in America. If I choose one cultural affiliation, display and definition it does not express the full heirtage of MY REAL ancestors. It's not so easy. To say I'm Black or African is just a paper bag for others to see.

  108. I believe the Garden of Eden is in Africa, so every human is African.

  109. Mr. Johnson, I read some books that helped me tremendously, and I would like to respectfully share them with you, sir:
    1).The Original African Heritage Study Bible, KJV 1611, Distributed by World Bible Publishers, INC.

    2). From Babylon To Timbuktu, A History of the Ancient Black Races, Including the Black Hebrews, by Rudollph R. Windsor.

    3). The Willie Lynch Letter & Making of a Slave, African Tree Press. Also, check internet for free excerpts.

    4). THE VALLEY OF THE DRY BONES, by Rudolphf R Windsor, Illustrated by El Hagahn.

    Isaiah 8:30 "To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them."

    Proverbs 27:17 "Iron sharpeneth iron; so a man sharpeneth the countenance of his friend."

    grace and peace on your journey

  110. Melek Edar I've seen or have these books and materials like them. The Bible is not literal and linear history, it is a weaponized tool to subjugate and colonize, especially the way it is taught today. Also there is a great assumption of African ancestry that speaks only of a global Black heritage. Are we talking genetic Adam. or migration across ice or land bridge, across great bodies of water as explorer, stowaway or enslaved or by the stroke of a pen. I recommend two things, tracing ancestry back through relatives and debunking American History through the time of your relatives. If they got off the African slaveboat or the Euro slaveboat, or was "native", then you explore according to that. The global one ethnic fits all has failed for me. Many things can be created for the mind, the thoughts, a body of knowledge or a body of assumptions, there are schools of thought and religions for the masses. I've turned within and now consider my ancestors, pop and mom and their pops and moms, they are the truth.

  111. Someone enlighten these few that choose to remain blind and uneducated. Self hate is real, the sad part about it is some don't even realize that they've been deceived. But I supposed that's the very definition of deception. Imagine a white person in America saying they're not European, it wouldn't or won't happen. Yet we continue to see African Americans say I'm American not part African. We as blacks know why they do. It's, The Uncle Tom or House Nigga Mentality at work. The wise man or woman knows there is no race of people called Americanz there is such a place called America. There are races that are European & African. Every white person in this country is proud of their heritage whete hit be Irish, German, iltaian, Polish British, Russian or whatever. Don't reall in my 55 year history any white person saying I'm not Italian I'm just an American.why are we so hell bent on the denial of Africa. For which brown or black skinned people can say their kin or ancestors didn't originate from Africa. There is a decay among our people that needs tending to. The unimaginable shame we as a people have for being any part African all logic comprehsion and understanding. It doesn't matter where on the planet someone decides to leave there origins, they are still that of which they originated. If you throw an apple in an orange grove is it not still an apple. Does it really matter if 200 years have past. The apple may become confused yet the "FACT", remains it's an apple. So how is it that we have come to believe that we can disconnect from our origins and become what we choose. No other race of people on earth have this unique problem. Why? MY GOD HELP US.

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