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  1. Njoroge Kimathi
    July 16, 2015 at 8:10 pm

    The descendant of Stolen Africans currently living in The so called United States is a unique group with no allies. The Jews owned slave ships and financed the slave trade, and in concert with the rest of the Europeans created a state in which the descendants of the stolen Africans would be perpetually in a condition of depressed, disjointed and mundane lower class citizenry. The evidence is clear in policies that allow all other identity groups unearned benefits while leaving the African descendants of those made chattel property with empty promises, co-opted struggles and inauthentic progress misnamed civil rights. The U.S. has been a parasite and the African has no friends. The Choctaw Natives even entered a treaty with the Confederate States as it related to African slaves they owned themselves. How they could forsake their mothers and grandmothers is beyond me but we know Africans inhabited the Americas 56,000 years ago while the ancestor of the Native American or so called Indian doesn’t cross the Bering Strait until 3000 B.C. The details do matter and the fact of the matter is that the conquest of the Americas was for the benefit of so called Europeans who had been tired of being dwarfed in all manners relating to civilizations. Beaten by Ramses I & II, Seti, Tiye, Hatshepsut, Akhetaton, Hannibal, the Moors for 900 years in Spain, Mansa Musa, Shaka Zulu, and more.. they just couldn’t take it any more so drastic measures to attempt to annihilate the Africans, particularly the Nubians which is the predominant direct ancestor phenotype of the African descendants living in America. As identity is concerned there is no political identity in the U.S. of which any benefit can come under the current structure. Africans in the diaspora can combine as one unit regardless of religion, language or other psuedo separation or perish at the hands of the blood thirsty and power hungry so called European. As long as Africans called themselves Black which in the English language cannot be used to identify a person’s nationality there will be a disregard for the humanity of the African at the hands of those who still believe themselves to be in ownership of named property, Jones, Smith, Jackson etc. The iterations are evident in Black codes that are still in force and reveal themselves daily in the society. Question: when have African descendants in the so called U.S. ever named themselves or given themselves a national identity? Was there a vote? If not, where do the labels come from and who have those labels benefited most?

  2. Alvin Riley
    April 5, 2010 at 7:52 am

    I do agree with the previous comments. My late grandmother often referred to us all on these shores as Americans. In her time, many from the Caribbean were also referred to as Americans due to the fact they were born on the continent which includes the Americas. This country and many others I would guess, have miseducated us. I have often taken issue with the question and answers given. In the US, historically, when asked, “What is your nationality”, we answered with our race and that was considered the correct answer. Race and nationality are two different things. I can be black (my race) and born & raised anywhere in the world. I got into trouble with my 4th grade teacher in the sixties when asked this question. As early as 4th grade, I understood the difference. She asked me, “Were you born in Barbados?” My answer was “no”. Her response was “then you are a Negro”. My response was, “but the question was “what is your nationality?” My grandparents on both sides of my family came here from Barbados. I asked her (and she got real angry at me), “why is it okay for my friend Gary Mello to check off Irish and he was not born in Ireland?” He was born in the same hospital I was born in a few days earlier, but he can be Irish with no problem, but when I said I’m a Barbadian, it became a major issue/explosion for the teacher. Sad part about this, most of us accept this misdesignation put on us by someone else.

  3. Stanley A. Osborne
    November 11, 2009 at 6:03 am

    The whole confusion is the result of the miseducation implemented in the U.S. as far as geography goes. People in the U.S. have been taught that America is only the territory which refers to the United States when in fact the American continent is the land mass from Alaska to Tierra de Fuego which is located at the southern tip of South America. The appropriate term to define the U.S. in the world map should be UNITED STATES OF NORTH AMERICA or simply THE UNITED STATES. There is no historical fact where the name America was only reserved for the United States. The entire continent in which we live today was given the name America in honor of Italian navigator and cartographer Amerigo Vespuci and according to history it was not given exclusively to a country in what was known as the New World. Therefore any person of African descent born in any part of this continent known as America is an African-American and it shouldn’t be a term just reserved for people of African descent born in the United States. Citizens of the United States to be specific should identify themselves as United States citizens because in order to be called American citizens we would have to be under one flag, one government, and the national borders all over the continent would not be in existance and all of us born in the Americas would have the same passport but that is not the reality today.

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