Submitted via Twitter: @hiawathaw ,
That’s really racist from your part.
My brother, you need to understand how wrong that statement is. Look up the definition of racism and then you cannot possibly still think that way.
…Black as an ethnic reference is Racial identity by color or color casting. It is not the same as using White implication wise, because White is connected to White Supremacy, or the notion of it. Black came into popular usage in the 60’s during the Civil Rights struggle. as a counter call to White. It was also used to counter
( and pride expression ) to the color negativity in society of Black, as seen and used by White people. Racism is a negative cause and protest or calling it out is an affect.
…so I understand what you are saying, but we are officially and rightly referred to as African American. A term with context and appropriate reference to our ancestry and citizenship. African American is not a Race term it is a legitimate Ethnic new world reference to people of the African Diaspora.
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