“african-american”

Oh and I think Slave-descended black people use “African-American” because it links us to our ancestor’s continent.
It gives us something to be proud about. Tons of black people consider Africa the equal opposite of the White-Americans Europe. Our ancestors were snatched from their family and country, made into slaves and treated like animals for hundreds of years by white people.
I was raised to take pride in Ancient Mali’s Timbuktu and warrior Zulus in South Africa and the Ancient Egyptians because they’re African and so were my ancestors. I always word things weirdly, i hope this makes sense.
kialiaciao kialiaciao
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5 Responses May 4, 2012

I'm I the only girl in this world who loses pride being called African American. I've struggled with loving my race for years up until now. I'm not a girl whose racist against her culture and I don't have anything against the type. But I used to get made fun of and called African girl ,and I felt like the word African divides me away from my country like segregation. I prefer the term black because I'm full blooded American, I'm equal, and I'm only fluent in American english. I also have different cultures in my blood line. Being called African makes me feel like the underdog and I've been there so long I'd like to be the over achiever (If that makes sense). Debris21592 by the way. Nice to me you.

I'm I the only girl in this world who loses pride being called African American. I've struggled with loving my race for years up until now. I'm not a girl whose racist against her culture and I don't have anything against the type. But I used to get made fun of and called African girl ,and I felt like the word African divides me away from my country like segregation. I prefer the term black because I'm full blooded American, I'm equal, and I'm only fluent in American english. I also have different cultures in my blood line. Being called African makes me feel like the underdog and I've been there so long I'd like to be the over achiever (If that makes sense). Debris21592 by the way. Nice to me you.

I'm I the only girl in this world who loses pride being called African American. I've struggled with loving my race for years up until now. I'm not a girl whose racist against her culture and I don't have anything against the type. But I used to get made fun of and called African girl ,and I felt like the word African divides me away from my country like segregation. I prefer the term black because I'm full blooded American, I'm equal, and I'm only fluent in American english. I also have different cultures in my blood line. Being called African makes me feel like the underdog and I've been there so long I'd like to be the over achiever (If that makes sense). Debris21592 by the way. Nice to me you.

I'm I the only girl in this world who loses pride being called African American. I've struggled with loving my race for years up until now. I'm not a girl whose racist against her culture and I don't have anything against the type. But I used to get made fun of and called African girl ,and I felt like the word African divides me away from my country like segregation. I prefer the term black because I'm full blooded American, I'm equal, and I'm only fluent in American english. I also have different cultures in my blood line. Being called African makes me feel like the underdog and I've been there so long I'd like to be the over achiever (If that makes sense). Debris21592 by the way. Nice to me you.

I'm I the only girl in this world who loses pride being called African American. I've struggled with loving my race for years up until now. I'm not a girl whose racist against her culture and I don't have anything against the type. But I used to get made fun of and called African girl ,and I felt like the word African divides me away from my country like segregation. I prefer the term black because I'm full blooded American, I'm equal, and I'm only fluent in American english. I also have different cultures in my blood line. Being called African makes me feel like the underdog and I've been there so long I'd like to be the over achiever (If that makes sense). Debris21592 by the way. Nice to me you.