posted on Apr, 28 2011 @ 01:27 AM
Negro. Black. Now African American. Hispanic. Latino. Now Mexican (or Cuban or Puerto Rican) American. Only in the newest textbooks of schools are
white termed, Caucasian Americans, or European Americans. Call someone a negro, or hispanic, and tempers will flare. Why? These are non-derogatory
terms, yet they are still incorrect. Are Americans living in Europe called American Europeans?
The time has come that we are either Americans or nothing. Teddy said it best. So what are we going to do? Maybe we are still racially separated
because that is what we still want. Maybe not. So why has the UK learned to live as one with one culture? If you called me negro or black, I wouldn't
care. Just don't call me African American. I wasn't born in Africa, neither were my parents...nor my grandparents. My cousin's family in the UK has
never faced the problem. They are British. Period. So where do we go from here?