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Just as long as people have been integrated there has been confusion conflict and disdain amongst people of different races These feelings can come from a plethora of different places and are often times not our fault but the result of our upbringing or our own racial backgrounds Many people throughout history have worked to try and help bridge the gap between the different races and although people like Martin Luther King Jr did dividends to help unite the people of this nation we are still quite far apart Many experts have debated this topic for years and they continue to today below are the accounts of a few of the aforementioned experts and their opinions on the topicAlthough we are all Americans most of us are separated by one thing race In John H McWhorters essay Why Im Black Not African American he presses the idea that descendants of slaves living in America ought to move on from the term African American and go back to calling themselves Black This isnt a new or radical ideabut when coupled with the ideas of Gary Kamiya and his essay Black vs Black a slightly different view on the issue is raised Kamiya claims that in our society there are regular people and then there are quotation-mark people Kamiya says that people whose race or ethnicity defines their identity or at least make up a major part of it are these quotation mark people Kamiya alludes to the fact that many people who belong to the minority racial group should and often do See themselves first and foremost as human beings who happen to be a certain race or ethnicity Kamiya 383 Mcwhorters ideas although noble in their own right seem to do more to distance racial groups rather than distinguish his own race unintentionally Im sure In doing so also made the issue a bit harder to talk about Author Eric Deggans brings up just
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