Why Black Americans Are Among The Most Patriotic Americans
Contrary to popular belief.
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 left out of it.
Black Americans have always, and continue to fight for our unalienable rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. We have constantly reminded America that she will not be whole, and will never live up to the values that she set forth if these ideals do not apply to all Americans.
Black America is America’s moral compass.
When America goes parading around the world pretending like they are the ones saving the world from evil, Black Americans are a reminder that you are not that “high and mighty”.
Fighting terrorism sounds good, until you realize that America refuses to deal with the terrorist threat of racism white supremacy in it’s own land. Black people have been left to fight this fight alone, even though it’s not a problem that they created.