One of the biggest mistakes ever made in Black History was engendered by a Black man, by influencing fellow black men and women to deem themselves as African-American.
The illusory term derived from a narcissistic Reverend, turned Presidential Candidate, in the year of 1988.
While campaigning for the advancement of his political position, Rev. Jesse Jackson held a formal news conference to urge all Americans to utilize the term “African-Americans” when referring to black/copper-colored citizens of America.
“It puts us in our proper historical context”, Jackson said in an interview about the term African-American. “Every ethnic group in this country has a reference to some land base, some historical cultural base. African-Americans have hit that level of cultural maturity.”
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Foundation Of African American
The term African-American, to refer to all black people was endorsed only since 1988, but was against the desires of the majority of black people.
In fact, the term was endorsed by only five people; including Rev. Jesse Jackson and Ramona Edelin leading the charge, as a result of a gathering called The African American Summit, without the input of the majority of black people.
Author Avis J. Smith went to the District court in Washington, D.C., to stand against this term, as well as against the notion that a small group of powerful individuals should be able to compel the masses into adopting it.
African American, the opposition court case, ask the following – Who sanctions language? Who creates and enforces the wording that we use day in and day out, and do these people actually have the authority to do so?
The African-American Complexity
“You can not be the slave and the slave master, you can not be the oppressor and the oppressed, you can not be the victim and the victimizer, you can not be the raped and the rapist all at the same time.” said Dr. Umar Johnson.
He later added “that term is very misleading.” In fact, the term is not a legal word, it does not exist. The term was promoted as if it would make black people feel equal.
African-Americans are the only people in world history, that are not even considered people.
Black people had to fight to prove that they were human beings long before they could fight for freedom. It was a fight for humanity first, than a fight for freedom, then equality, and now we are fighting for survival.
Negros are the only people who were not allowed to learn by law. They are also the only people who were dehumanized by law. The world benefitted from black people’s enslavement and did absolutely nothing about it systematically. – Dane Calloway