American Legacy Movement: Please, Stop Calling Me "Black"
WASHINGTON, Dec. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The label "black" has taken its toll! And we do not want American children to continue living like this.
This plea goes out on behalf of those with slave blood in us, as well as our supporters. We believe America is comprised of compassionate people who will empathize with this condition after being presented facts about vast subliminal circumstances suffered today.
American Blacks do not benefit from being placed into this so called bucket of "Who's Black in America." It may sound like a fun label, solely based on the beauty of skin color and media innocence, but you would have a drastically different outlook on being labeled "black" if your family was actually forced to survive in a different mindset, many of whom are arrested or even killed every day!
African Americans migrated, but American Blacks were invented as a byproduct of legalized Slavery and subsequent segregation. Our nationality, other than American, is not documented.
It pains many to see the current living condition for American Black children [as a demographic], and we have decided to elevate this awareness as a nation.
The "one-drop rule" is a term that was used in America for the social classification of those ethnic groups mixed with "one drop of black blood". The principle of "blackness" was a form of outcast for children of a mixed union between descendants of Slavery and other ethnic groups.
The "one-drop rule" was not adopted as law until the 20th century, such as Virginia in the Racial Integrity Act of 1924 which followed passage of similar laws in other states. Most people were absorbed into their majority culture based simply on appearance.
If we looked at the family tree of early Americans, there are many American Blacks with more American Whites in their ancestry but was identified as "colored" based on the fact that their skin contained color, scientifically known as melanin.
Using "Black and White" to define 2012 Americans is no more than modern day segregation and should be outlawed going forward.
We are tired of political and business leaders viewing all "African/Americans" into as one large category called "Black" despite our drastically different origins. The needs of an individual are grounded in origin, based on environmental and historical factors.
African Americans and American Blacks originate from two different locations, from an immigration perspective, and American Blacks have ended up on the losing end of that category, all the way around.
American Blacks are no longer passively accepting hostile treatment from immigrant co-workers and business owners when, in fact, we represent the foundation of American infrastructure which they use [faithfully] to build wealth for their family and send earnings back to their respective countries.
American Black family legacy is tied up in an historical labor force of African immigrants forced to work for free.
American Legacy Movement will establish Regional Leaders responsible for meeting with sub-groups and collecting suggestions framed in a simple process with directives that would facilitate collecting the best ideas across our nation. The compilation of information will be presented for proposed legislation, as necessary.
Please join at www.AmericanLegacyMovement.com
Sophia White, Founder
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SOURCE American Legacy Movement