I heartily embrace all of my different heritages, however, I don’t go by the term African-American, which columnist Bob Roegner indirectly referred to me as when mentioning my write-in candidacy for Council Position 6 because I have more than one or two distinct heritages, including indigenous American and west European. Many dark-skinned people have multiple heritages, believe it or not.
I prefer the more amorphous “black,” socially and biologically, if I need to be racially characterized or categorized, even if globalist left-wing radical activist Jesse Jackson, who pretty much coined the term “African-American” a generation ago, doesn’t approve.
Long generational descendants of America, from several or many heritages, not just Africa, may have far-flung or negligible connections with the continents of their ancestors, if any at all; so even though we’re all connected with the past in significant ways, a whole lot of us just consider ourselves American, grounded in a Western culture and wanting to renew, without the McCarthyism or other oddities, the old public vanguard of American mores.
Mark Greene, Federal Way