Julius Claybron
Sep 4, 2015 · 4 min read

I have to say that I disagree.

Most Black people living in the Caribbean and America come from West Africa.

Fact.

My Africaness is what created Jazz, Hip-Hop, and Rock n’ Roll.

But you see how silly that sounds, right?

Our Africaness can be felt on the shores of Brazil in the Capoeira martial arts fighting style.
Our Africaness can be felt in the Carnivale celebration in the Caribbean.

Because we are African in essence.

By wearing a gele or tribal print skirt or a dashiki, I cannot even begin to erase Africaness. Nor do I want to.

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