Much as I try I cannot understand for the life of me why one section of the United States of America’s people are labelled “Afro-American”; surely if these people were born in the USA they are Americans regardless of there ethnicity. So why call them Afro-Americans?
Is this something that perhaps they have labelled themselves to distinguish them from the rest of the Americans; if so it’s obviously been a big mistake.
So what if their ancestors did arrive in the Americas as slaves, they are not!
It appears to me that too many sections of American society are more than happy with this appellation; mainly from the uppercrust, the lowest classes and the law enforcement sections of the community. I suppose one can throw in the military and the media for good measure.
Middle Americans, who I firmly believe are in the majority, do not look on this group as anything other than Americans which is as it should be and possbly because the “Middle” is open to everyboby; it’s just getting there thats the trouble!
But to be singled out and seemingly wanting to be singled out as a seperate people is doing more harm than good. Surely it must be a degradation for these people to be called anything but what they are; Americans.
Will America ever wake up? Not in my lifetime you can bet on it!