I would like to eliminate the word “African American” forever. Go away word, you are not needed anymore. We are all Americans; it’s as simple as that.
At least for me! Why are we even using the differentiation?
Americans who are born here become African-Americans by birth, just because they happen to have a dark skin color. Their roots are here, their family history is here…but still we call them African-American.
And what about the people who happen to be black, but are from countries like Brazil, Haiti, Cuba, Peru and many more? They have family roots and traditions as well, but we label them African-American in the moment they come here. It’s like we would erase all their history and everything they are proud of.
Sorry, but it doesn’t make any sense to me. It’s just another useless label to keep us separated. We are all one.
If you could permanently ban a word from general usage, which one would it be? Why?