“I'm tired of being labeled. I'm an American. I'm not an African-American. I'm an American. I mean, I don't know where my roots go to. I don't know how far back they go. ... I don't know what country in Africa I'm from, but I do know that my roots are in Louisiana. I'm an American, and that's a colorless person, because we're all people. I have lots of things running through my veins.”
Recently Raven Symone made the comment above and has been attacked by the Black Community. I find this sad but have to call into question as to why they are attacking her.
First of all people, you need to understand the difference between NATIONALITY vs ETHNICITY because there is a huge difference.
Nationality is where you were born. It’s where you are from or where you call home. Nationality can be changed because, as I said, it’s where you call home.
Ethnicity is your race and despite what people want to believe there are only three races: Asian, Black, and Caucasian. When you learn the difference you won’t sound so stupid when you try to use labels, because after all, we are all human beings.
I have always like Raven, she is a great comedian and actress. American fell in love with her on the Cosby show and from the sounds of it, she fell in love with America as well. She came up in a time when you were PROUD to be called an American, when it meant something.
I agree with Raven, I am a human being and I am an American. If you feel the need to add any more to that than you need to take a hard look at yourself and ask why? If you use anything else in front of “American” then go ahead and stop at that word and leave American off, because if you are an American then there is nothing else that matters. I AM AN AMERICAN AND I AM PROUD TO SAY SO.