Jueseppi B.:

This planet is comprised of a multitude of cultures and vastly different heritages. We need to embrace the diversity present in America, not hate that difference.

Originally posted on In America:

Editor’s note: Historian and author Tiya Miles is a professor at the University of Michigan’s Afroamerican and African Studies department and a 2011 MacArthur genius award recipient.

By Tiya Miles, Special to CNN

(CNN) – In the documentary film “Black Indians,” a man who appears to be African-American recounts his delight at eliciting shocked looks from strangers when he launches into a conversation with his wife in the Cherokee language.

The man who tells this story is Cherokee as well as black and a member of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma. His is just one among thousands of examples that show diversity has always been a core aspect of African-American identity.

That diversity has been rich — from the moment when Africans from different tribes, cultures and language groups were captured as slaves and transported to North America to the present day, when African-Americans live in various regions and intermarry with…

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3 Responses

  1. “This planet is comprised of a multitude of cultures and vastly different heritages. We need to embrace the diversity present in America, not hate that difference.”

    Excellent statement.

  2. I totally agree with you … we are one American … one human being In one universe .. who should treat each other equally in every possible way …

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