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Serious question:
What is more important regarding black identity (both individually/personally and as a whole) in this country:
A) the fact that they are American
B) the fact that their ancestors (generally) were slaves and have been (decreasingly but still) discriminated against?

I understand both are important, but that doesn’t mean that no priority/primacy exists in perspective. I think this is a very significant question and answer and hopefully thought provoking. From what I can see, differing political ideologies have different answers to this question. This question is relevant to all, though obviously there are different motivations and implications based on one’s race.

I hope people will honestly think about how they’d answer, and I appreciate any responses. Thanks.

Bonus question:
Is race/ethnicity the primary component of personal/people’s identity?