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The American people have a serious identity crisis Its rare while in the country to hear someone say that they are American People say that they are Irish Scottish German Italian African English West Indian etc Often people are a combination of these For black Americans it becomes even more complicated Many want to identify as African but others would never dream of such a thing because its so foreign to them I was speaking to a man at a party I had at my apartment He was telling me about how he plays African drums traveling around to different towns and performing He had even been to my part of Cape Cod Wellfleet I asked him if he was African and his reply was vague He couldnt really say yes but he wasnt about to say no I thought that maybe he was second generation and that his parents were born there so I asked if his parents were African He said well I cant really say no you know what I mean It had come up earlier that I was An Afro-Am major and after that point as far as he was concerned we had some kind of connection I was glad that it never became my turn at 40 questions I am BI-racial and people react to that differently than others To some its a scar on my blackness being that Im also half-white To some it aint no thing black is black even if your not 100 Of course finding a person whose 100 of anything these days can be a challenge In the states if you are a small part black then you are black We have this system thanks to the good old days of slavery where no matter how white you looked and no matter how much you resembled the masters children you were still black enough to be a slave In other parts of the world
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