Why Do I Have to Be Anything?
Why is it that white Americans are simply "Americans" but the rest of us have to specifically be from somewhere else?
I am not from Africa. I was not born there, nor was anyone in my family for the past 10 generations, just about.
Why should I be called "African American"?
I AM AN AMERICAN. Period. I am, technically, a native to this land. I am not from anywhere else.
It's not fair. I think if I have to have that sort of label, then whites should be called Irish-American or Polish-American -- even tho they, their parents, and the past 7 generations of their family, have been right here, on this soil for the whole time...