Why reduce yourself?

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Why do Somalis reduce themselves to just their skin color? When European colonialists took West Africans and brought them into America, they washed them away of their culture, heritage, ancestry, lineage and more, and reduced them to the color black. We can see the European Colonialists talking about this in documents, they said to kill anyone who taught the African Americans of their heritage outside of their skin color.

But Somalis who come from a noble lineage, culture, geographical location, religion & more, want to throw it all away and identify as the color of their skin.

Explain.
 

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lets keep it real bro some somalis look black and would look crazy af and self hating to the general public if they denied being black while on the other hand you have some somalis like myself who dont look black and wouldn't be questioned for not calling themselves black, but i agree we shouldnt care about these racial labels and stick to our somalinimo
 

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lets keep it real bro some somalis look black and would look crazy af and self hating to the general public if they denied being black while on the other hand you have some somalis like myself who dont look black and wouldn't be questioned for not calling themselves black, but i agree we shouldnt care about these racial labels and stick to our somalinimo
The problem is the term “black” which people commonly think about the African Americans. The thing is that Somalis have a cultural identity.
 

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lets keep it real bro some somalis look black and would look crazy af and self hating to the general public if they denied being black while on the other hand you have some somalis like myself who dont look black and wouldn't be questioned for not calling themselves black, but i agree we shouldnt care about these racial labels and stick to our somalinimo
I think that on documents or any papers that ask for your race, you should put "Black". But if someone asks you IRL what you are, say Somali.
 
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