An Open Letter To An African American

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An Open Letter to Aisha Harris, In response to your article “Why I’d rather be called A Black American than An African American”, you explain why you identify yourself as Black American and the reasons behind that decision such as your personal experiences and your trip to Kenya. Throughout your life, you were asked “Where are you from?” and near the end of your article you responded with “Where I’m from is America, who I am is a black American”. I can relate to your story as a Black female who identifies with either one of phrases, though I do prefer to be identified as African-American because of my upbringing. It was intriguing to read that just a simple question could get you thinking about your heritage. I had to do project similar to
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