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



More Opinion

Georgia Says

The Augusta (Georgia) Chronicle on unswerving ideals: He epitomized the expression "doing well by doing good." His chicken sandwiches made ... Read More


The president and ISIS

The greatest threat facing America is terrorism. Today, that terrorism shows its face through ISIS. They rape, torture and kill men, women a ... Read More


Take a moment

On this day in 2001, at 8:46 a.m. Eastern time, American Airlines Flight 11 crashed into floors 93-99 of the North Tower of the World Trade ... Read More


Rants, Raves & Really?!?

A look back at last week’s highs, lows and whatevers: REALLY?!? A pit bull terrier was put down after being stabbed at the local PetSm ... Read More


Georgia Says

Albany (Georgia) Herald on Internet thieves: The idea of privacy is becoming more novel by the day. Technology has changed life over the pas ... Read More

Our priorities are skewed

The body of a missing teen is pulled from a creek in an upscale neighborhood, and his murder remains unsolved. A popular high school student ... Read More