‘I’m not African American’

Was reading an article on http://www.msnbc.msn.com entitled Some blacks insist: ‘I’m not African-American’ I immediately pondered upon whether there is a right or wrong answer to the question of black identify in America. If one says they’re not African American but simply ‘black’, would that raise an argument or debate against another whom view themselves as both African American and ‘black’.

Should it even be an issue or is there an opposing difference between the two? If we think about it, those of us whom are American natives with black DNA love our country. Yet at the end of the day it is indeed fair to say that our country don’t love us the same. But ‘we’re still proud to be Americans’. And when we go to war or compete in sports against another country, we’re raising the American flag. Consequently, there is African blood in us that can’t be erased. And though many ‘black’ Americans don’t know much about their African heritage, we’re still blood linked to Africa. And we should be proud of it as equal to being American.