What Is a African – American
Did you ever wonder why African – American’s are the only ethnicity that have two names, besides Puerto Ricans? By which Puerto Rican’s are named after their country. Why does society place a name on all people of color, as coming from African nations. When actually many people of color aren’t from Africa and never have been their? This labeling has placed an unfair and inequality on many American born people of color who are not from Africa at all.
This is a huge misconception in the world, there are many ethnicity’s in the world who did not come from one country. In fact, many other ethnicity’s have various mixed blood-lines in their families, which consist of multiple nationalities.
Caucasian may be mixed with the following blood lines– Irish, German, French, Asian, African, Korean, Jewish, Hungarian, Indian, Italian, Latino, Peruvian, Chinese, Mexican, Caribbean, Russian, Haitian, South American, Brazilian, Scottish, European, Czech, Australian, Thai, British, Swiss, Puerto-Rican etc.,
People of color or (African-American?) may be mixed with the following blood lines – Caucasian, Mexican, African, Latino, Indian, Thai, Korean, Jewish, Chinese, Italian, Swiss, Asian, Caribbean, German, European, French, Haitian, South American, Brazilian, British, European, Czech, Canadian Puerto Rican etc.,
As you viewed above there are many other ethnicity’s that have mixed cultural blood-lines. So where does the name African-American fit into these various mixed cultural blood-lines in America?
African-Americans have no country, and the name isn’t truly real, and doesn’t apply to many people of color. Many names have been associated with African descendents, Afro American, black American, Negro, and Niger. Why is this?
The names above apply to African descendants who are from their African countries; Kenya, Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Liberia, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Côte d’Ivoire, Democratic Reoublic of Condo, Dijbouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guniea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Lesotho, Libya, Madasgascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Monzambique, Nambia, Niger, Nigeria, Republic of Condo, Rwanda, Sao Tome Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania,Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.
As you viewed you can acknowledge there are many misconceptions in the world with people of color. Whom also have variations of mixed cultural blood lines. This leads to the next observation, American people of color, do not resemble true African’s or Haitian’s who are actually from their homelands of Africa and Haiti or the Caribbean islands.
African’s, Haitian’s and Caribbean descendants have more distinctive features that resemble their homelands and their country people. Whom also have various skin complexions, some being of a lighter skin color, and others of a darker skin complexion‘s.
Which leads to the next observation, whereas; if your family roots stemmed from America, whom were all born in America, dating back many decades, wouldn’t this mean you are an American? Which is acknowledged as a country with mixed multiple ethnicity’s, whom are all originally from America and have various cultural family blood lines.
If you ever had the experience of traveling to other countries, you would view that many other countries do not label ethnicity’s as America. In many countries you are considered an American, not African-American, Caucasian-American, Asian-American, Caribbean-American, Chinese-American, Jewish-America, French-American, Latino-American, Haitian-American etc.
Citizens of America are only considered American’s! American born citizens from America! Color plays no part in the equation. In many other countries such as Africa, the views of a American of light, brown or dark skin color is very intriguing to the African descendants.
Many countries view people of color as being, a culturally mixed American who has some type of African heritage somewhere in their family blood-lines, which is very interesting to them. Due to the fact they do not have this cultural mix in their African countries, this assessment also applies to many other countries besides Africa.
The misconceptions in America with people of color has to change in the new century, the labeling has to stop! All people of color are not the same! Just as any other American mixed cultural ethnicity.
If America realizes these facts, maybe racial prejudice will end, and everyone can finally realize we are all made up of mixed cultural ethnicity’s, and it doesn’t matter if your from America, Romania,China, Germany, Europe, Africa, Mexico, Haiti, Puerto Rico, Australia, etc., you are from your country.
This is a injustice to many American people of color, and is very discriminating!
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ABOLISH – AFRICAN – AMERICAN LABELING IN AMERICA