Recently in an interview w/ Oprah, Raven Symone stated that she wanted to be acknowledged as an "American" rather than an "African-American." The comment irked Winfrey and has had negative repercussions. Why?
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I applaud most of what you say, but Indians are not native to America, They walked here from Siberia. We took a boat from Europe. The only native people are those who never left Africa.
Not unlike Jodah's answer, re: Aborigines, I and many others consider Native Americans due to their 20,000 - 30,000 year residency prior to any others to be natives of America. They were here at least 20,000 - 30,000 years before anyone else.
Express-It really does not matter what one believes to be true, when a fallacy is embraced as a truth it is still a fallacy.
It is a fact that Native Americans were here for many thousands of years prior to any other people coming here. Government & others do not want people to be American and shame and force them into checking certain boxes or they'll do it for them.
Express--The point, the fact, the truth is that they too, migrated. It does not matter when or how. You can believe that a goat is a cow for whatever reason you want, but it does not make it true..