http://blackhistorymonth2014.com There is much debate about how people of African descent, whose progenitors were slave, identify themselves. Negro, Black or African-American. Which is the correct term and if how do you define yourself within the culture?
Recently I was blasted for using the term "Black" to define the area of study I wanted to cover on the website I have created, Black History Month 2014.
I have chosen to use that experience as a teachable moment in the hopes that a meaningful dialogue will ensue.
The issue of who we are and how we think of ourselves as a people, I believe is at the core of our inability to unify and bring power to bear for change in our communities.
What am I? "Black", "Afro-American", "African-American" or "Colored".
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