Quote by: John McWhorter

[I] would argue that native-born blacks are so vastly less "African" than actual Africans that calling ourselves 'African American' is not only illogical but almost disrespectful to African immigrants. Here are people who were born in Africa, speak African languages, eat African food, dance in African ways, remember African stories, and will spiritually always be a part of Africa -and we stand up and insist that we, too, are 'African' because Jesse Jackson said so?

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Author Bio

  • NameJohn McWhorter
  • DescriptionAmerican linguist and political commentator
  • Born1965
  • ProfessionLinguist