Why we hafta be “Afro” Anything?

Walter T. Pearson,
Jacksonville, FL.

I’m a black man, of many various ethnicities, Fifth American generation, from a family of military veterans,including my children who are currently serving in the Afghanistan region wars. I have no relatives from Africa (that I know of),so I wonder WHY must anyone that is not white, have to be addressed as “African-Americans”….My family and I are clearly American born, but just like “Asian-Americans,Latin-Americans,Polish-Americans,Japanese-Americans….” and so on… we have to pick a specific identification….I was born HERE, not in Africa, and no longer will be addressed with an “add-on” title.


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