Why can't white people organize without being labeled a racist group? Why is Black on white crime not called a hate crime? Why is Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton called a Civil Rights Activist and David ...
I am a 100% pure, blue-blooded, bonafide, true and tried patriotic American. And, I beg to differ with you. It sounds as though you suffer from an inferiority complex, as you seek to project your thoughts and feelings upon others.
David Duke was a fellow historian and classmate of mine at LSU during the 1970's. We both studied history under the late Emeritus Professor of History, Dr. T. Harry Williams. I never regarded David as a racist, simply as one who believed in himself, a quality which automatically qualifies one as a racist, if that person claims membership in any race.
You should be free to call yourself what you choose. To share a little unknown history with you, in 1987 I introduced the term Afr-i-can Amer-i-can in a poem entitled "I Can" in the Black History Calendar as a method of identifying the children of descendants of the African Diaspora. Please see my soon to be release book, "i can: the origin of Afr-i-can Amer-i-can".
Personally, it is difficult to determine whether I have been victimized most by white on black or black on black crime (violence). The two go hand in hand.
As far as white people haing to apologize for anything, I think black people are helping you out on that score. I speak of course about the n word which was invented to denigrate African slaves. Recently the NAACP launched a campaign to bury the N Word because os its stereotypical implications. It does appear to me that this was an example of apologizing to some white folks for promulgating this concrete manifestation of hate and dislike in the Amer-i-can vernacular, and silmultaneously an apology by some blacks to certain whites for being the victimized by the most disquieting racial epithet in Amer-i-can History.
Other than the items that I have addressed, it is important that you stop subscribing to the ideas and notions that others attribute to you and yours. Don't believe the hype!
The last four letter of my heritage and my creed spell "i can" not "i Can't"!
hello Dr.Duccan it is a pleasure
I suffer from an inferiority complex,but I am not a bull sh*tter
In 1979 blacks started calling them selfs African American in NYC
The term African American carries important political overtones. Earlier terms used to identify Americans of African ancestry were conferred upon the group by colonists and Americans of European ancestry. The terms were included in the wording of various laws and legal decisions which some thought were being used as tools of white supremacy and oppression. There developed among blacks in America a growing desire for a term of self-identification of their own choosing.
With the political consciousness that emerged from the political and social ferment of the late 1960s and early 1970s, blacks no longer approved of the term Negro. They believed it had suggestions of a moderate, accommodationist, even "Uncle Tom" connotation. In this period, a growing number of blacks in the United States, particularly African-American youth, celebrated their blackness and their historical and cultural ties with the African continent. The Black Power movement defiantly embraced Black as a group identifier. It was a term social leaders themselves had repudiated only two decades earlier, but they proclaimed, "Black is beautiful".
In this same period, a smaller number of people favored Afro-American. In the 1980s the term African-American was advanced on the model of, for example, German-American or Irish-American to give descendents of American slaves and other American blacks who lived through the slavery-era a heritage and a cultural base. The term was popularized in black communities around the country via word of mouth and ultimately received mainstream use after Jesse Jackson publicly used the term in front of a national audience, subsequently major media outlets adopted its use. Many blacks in America expressed a preference for the term, as it was formed in the same way as names for others of the many ethnic groups in the nation. Some argued further that, because of the historical circumstances surrounding the capture, enslavement and systematic attempts to de-Africanize blacks in the United States under chattel slavery, most African Americans are unable to trace their ancestry to a specific African nation; hence, the entire continent serves as a geographic marker.