This is not one of those “us vs. them” articles with a divisive tone. Nor is it written as flame bait to get people arguing. It’s very even handed and non-confrontational despite the title.
I’ve always felt like this, its cool to see others who feel like I do.
This in unfortunate (imo). No matter how large of a disconnect there is between myself and my African roots I will never want to disregard it, even if it is just by label or to where i feel a stronger cultural pull. If anything, as of the last 3 or 4 years I’ve desperately wanted to take away the American part of the title.
The article wasn’t about disregarding African roots. It was acknowledging that we now have two completely different cultures. We will always be linked by blood and struggle. But culturally, Black Americans have forged our own identity.
Two people from Ghana and Nigeria can easily talk about how they are culturally different from one another and its okay. But the moment a Black American tries to distinguish themselves culturally in any way, its looked at as if we’re rejecting “African-ness”.