Why Black Americans Are Among The Most Patriotic Americans

Justin Patton
4 min readJun 29, 2020

Contrary to popular belief.

Photo by Cooper Baumgartner on Unsplash

When I hear Black Americans say, “this isn’t our country,” or “we don’t belong here”, it pains my heart every time.

Those sentiments give away all of the power that we do possess. Its disregards the journey that our ancestors endured across seas to be here. It dismisses the blood, sweat, and tears that went into building this country.

Just because Black America was never served a piece of the American pie, does not make the pie any less ours. It doesn’t mean that we weren’t the ones who baked the pie. Everyone knows there’s no flavor in this country without Black America.

Ever since we’ve come to this country, Black people have been much more loyal than we ever should’ve been.

Since the American Revolution, Black Americans have fought in every single war alongside White people, in hopes of gaining our freedom and becoming 5/5 human in a country that we helped create. We were sadly mistaken.

It’s easy to throw Black Americans in the minority group with women, the LGBTQ community, and other immigrants, but we’re different. As the only “minority” group that did not migrate to America on our own will, we’ve been in this country since the Constitution was drafted and enacted, even when we were…



Justin Patton

Spoken word artist and writer. Living my life and writing about it along the way, it just might inspire somebody. IG: @iamjustinpatton