—— i agree, please take your name back. White Americans get claim to Egypt before we do. This isn’t sitting well with me. I’m not going to comment on the history of a lot of the people living in Egypt now, because A. I’m not 100 on it. And B. it doesnt matter because they claim it now, but shit, you chose that name because it resonated with you. A lot of our African American culture is channeled from our African roots, so even when done in ignorance, we are still very much connected to our origins. Im not trying to hi-jack your post, just think you should take your name back. -Aunyx
I’m in complete agreement with you and I also am frustrated as in many ways African American culture is up for grabs to everyone without very little dispute. However, when African Americans attempt to claim any parts of Africa we are very quickly reminded that we are her bastard children.
My feelings are hurt by all of this honestly. But I also understand where it is appropriation as well as I’m not sure exactly where my ancestors are from.
I feel that black people with any non immediate ties to african ancestry often face a tightrope walk of not being desired where ancestors may have been taken to once they left or were stolen from Africa. Then, also not being desired by Africa now that we do not have tangible ties to her other than the undeniable proof found in our features and the documentation that some slaves or free people were distributed around the world.
As a person who was born, grew up & lived in many different COUNTRIES in Africa, I am asking you to take your name back.
Let’s drop the borders imposed to us since the Berlin conference, & let’s see who can claim a country or tribe…
I always consider myself lucky because I was born in a village where people told me history the way it happened without science fiction.
City people, people with Western education will always find things to say to make you feel bad about your africanness. Most of them have that complex of inferiority.
Who’s a real Ghanaian, Congolese, Senegalese, Togolese, Rwandese, Gambian, Sudanese & more… People from Ivory Coast know the tight history they have with the Ghanaian, Southern African with DR Congo, Rwanda & the DR Congo, Angola with the Congo ect… We don’t know where we exactly came from ourselves within Africa (with all the mix in our blood) so why should we reserve a harsh treatment for our brothers & sisters kidnapped from the motherland ?!?!?? I can elaborate more if there’s a chance to make you change your mind. I don’t usually swear but f*** their borders, pick a land & go live there. Tribes people are welcoming !!!