You didn't make it clear that you overstood that in your post. You said "The reason african-americans [no such thing but I'll get to that some other time] don't buy these T-shirts or get into their roots, is the same reason other races don't", using Norwegians/Finns as an example. That's what I was responding to.
As you acknowledged in your second post, anytime I respond to something you say does not mean I'm "jumping down your throat".
And I didn't say that EVERYTHING about your roots would make you proud, just that if you dug for them you'd more than likely find something to be proud of.
I think a lot of times "white" people check out what their "race" has done and is doing and feel ashamed, and then they want to reject their roots and try to claim African (or whatever) roots as their own. That's like adding insult to injury. (I'm not saying this applies to you.)
Yeah I know we ALL have African roots if you go back far enough, but ya gotta dig for your roots 1000 years ago before you could reach to your roots 1 million years ago.
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