Self Identifying as Black

HeatherHeather,
Seattle, WA.

I grew up as a black female in the US and I’m happy with that. Why are we now expected to identify as African-American? Is this how the younger generation feels? I would love to hear their perspective. I think people should be able to self-identify as they decide is best for themselves. I identify as Black – including all the other mixtures of my heritage (which includes African, Mediterranean, Northern European, Southwest Asian, South African, and Native American).

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