Wednesday, September 16, 2009

African-American No More

One of the most powerful blog posts you'll ever read discusses the term "African-American." An excerpt: The classification of African American for the black population in America came as a result of the civil rights movement in the 1960. This reclassification held several proclamations and principles to which I can no longer identify with as a citizen of this country. The term African American was created to signify the black American’s love for Africa, the once held motherland for which we were all suppose to long to return too. This title holds anti-American sentiments to which I can not embrace. (Full post...) So writes "ConservativeLikeNoOther," a mother and an American who happens to be black. Before you Liberal nutjobs choke on your own spittle while screaming "racism!" or accusing this woman of being "self-loathing," remember that her attitude about hyphenated nationality is not a racial matter. It is a matter of nationality, not race. For example, very, very few whites refer to themselves as "European-Americans" for reasons virtually identical to the writer of the post. As a white person born in America, I feel no allegiance to Europe. I have no desire to return to the "homeland" in Europe, for America is my homeland. Even most immigrants to the US feel this way; their allegiance is voluntarily to the US, and most are grateful to be here. Another excerpt: It is obvious that the classification of African American has nothing to do with those born of African descent. It is a radical group of black American who hold to the anti-American views of those shared by Jeremiah Wright, Professor Gates, Jesse Jackson, President Obama and many more who have come out of the radical civil rights movement of the 1960’s. Because of these things I now part ways with the classification of African American because I hold no allegiance to Africa. Why should she have allegiance to Africa? She was not born there, and Africa has done nothing for her - or her family - lately. She's an American. We're glad she is, too. Cool Hats & Shirts for Cool Conservatives Leave a Comment... Chicago News Bench RSS Feed We're on Twitter...