Will African Americans be considered in the discussion of an Immigration Reform in the U.S.? Is the increasing Latino / Native population a threat to Black Americans? What are we doing to educate our communities about each others ideals and values? Are African Americans still the biggest minority?
I am an immigrant in the United States but I have lived in this country long enough to feel that this is home for me now, even when at times I miss being in my first country, especially when because of my race and other circumstances, I feel that I'm out of place.
Part of my growing as a person in this country, has made me aware not only of my own history, my ancestry, my place in this world. But mostly I became fascinated with Black America, its people, cultures, communities, individuals, challenges, and the unique heritage they have contributed to the world.
At times I wonder what is like being African American in times when this country is changing, especially with the increasing immigration of Spanish-speaking Native Americans, and Latinos. Considering that Latino or Hispanic aren't a race and that we are not one heterogenous population, it's true to say that Blacks are still the biggest minority in the U.S.
A friend of mine is Marian Douglas-Ungaro, a writer, speaker, activist and international consultant. Marian is a Black American woman as she describes the community of descendants of African slaves in this country. This is what Marian thinks about Immigration Reform, and man she makes a lot of sense.
About Marian Douglas-Ungaro: check out her blog, read her biography here, and you can follow her in Twitter..