An African-American

I am not racist, just prejudiced and sometime a bit biased. I really dislike the term "African-American," as many now refer to themselves. Some don't know where Africa is, much less having ever been there.

Thinking back over the years, I recall knowing several people who moved here from South Africa and became citizens. Very smart, friendly couples with small children. The problem in my simple-minded common sense is, these people who came to be friends were white-skinned Africans. I can only believe after much thought, they are the true "African-Americans.”

If anyone is entitled to be so-called, it is this group. White people who are really African-Americans. I never heard one of them use the term, though they were truly entitled to do so. Wouldn't it be great if we were all Americans who loved America and remained true to our founding principles instead of splinter groups who exist to create turmoil and have the misconception that they are so special that the nation owes them more than equal opportunity.

Keith Crosby

Newnan



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