Being a black American is to be a part of history’s most interesting culture. We are literally the newest ethnicity to come into existence (although it isn’t recognized as such). Think about it though, black Americans were created by interracial relations throughout time in North America. We aren’t from Africa, we are actually an American creation, and therefore indigenous.
We have been stolen, beaten, killed, sterilized, treated worse than cattle, adn we have thrived in spite of it. Yes, there is racism, but we have come from slavery less than 200 years ago to having a black man running the U.S. That doesn’t mean that black Americanism is great yet, but we have advanced at an extremely rapid rate.
We DO have an amazing culture, but everyone wants to have it. Everyone dips their hands in our creations, looks, and fashions, and we receive no credit.
Be proud of your culture because it is exactly what you live in. Black American culture is literally a part of everything."
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