Stop the oppression of African Americans!

This story that I mentioned yesterday has made it on to the Fox News website, White Student Calls Self African-American . I think somebody's got some splainin' to do. All this flap because a kid from Africa decided that he was eligible for an award given to African American students?

The offending poster's description:
"The poster pictured junior Trevor Richards, 16, smiling and making a thumbs-up sign. A message at the top encouraged votes for him for next year's award. "

What school official said about poster:
""The content of the posters, they believed, was inappropriate and insensitive to some members of our school community'"

Now, considering that this kid has probably spent more time on the African continent than any of the black students at his school why is it "inappropriate and insensitive" for him to refer to himself as an African American? Unless of course you actually know next to nothing about Africa or the history of the various people groups that inhabit that vast land. I don't think it would be a stretch to say that there have been "white" people in Africa for longer than America has been a country. Do their descendents count as Africans or is that a term that is reserved only for those dark savages running around in the bush?

This is your brain on political correctness folks. Clearly African American does not mean "an American from Africa or of African descent". It just means black. This highlights Americans' cluelessness about people and cultures not their own. Most Americans , black and white, have no real understanding of the complexity of Africa. Which is why they apparently have trouble with the concept of "white" Africans. There are thousands of different languages in that vast continent and just as many distinct people groups.

Blacks in America carry on about black pride and love for the mother land while knowing next to nothing about the mother land. I still can't get over the fact that black people willingly celebrate the contrived holiday Kwanzaa. Supposedly based on the harvest rituals of our African ancestors. Anybody with even basic knowledge of African cultures (yes there is more than one) can tell you that all of those rituals co-opted by Kwanzaa's creator are based on east African cultures. Most, if not all, Africans brought to the Americas during the slave trade came from west Africa. See here, here, and here for more info.

Given that so many Americans go along with this fraud like sheep is it any wonder that they can't fathom that there are white people in Africa who consider themselves Africans? Trevor Richards has more right to call himself African American than any American who's ancestors came to American shores on a slave ship.

To be fair Americans aren't the only ones who have seem to be stuck in the African=black paradigm. Tulip Girl comments,
"We are currently living in a country that is predominantly white. There are a smattering of people with asian coloring/features. I see a black person maybe once a week. I can count on one hand how many times I've seen a black woman in the past year.

Yet, one of our co-workers is African-American. His family moved to the US from South Africa when he was still young. There have been so many times I've been talking about him with acquaintances who want to meet him--because of the novelty of knowing a black person. But he's white."

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