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Van Jones Explains "Cheap Patriotism"

John708 Wrote: Jun 22, 2012 11:15 AM
Van Jones, you aren't even American, you are African, or as you say an African American, and a huge racist. What is that? African American?? No such thing. I'm from Polish ancestors, but I don't call my self Polish American!!! I'm American, Period, and proud of it!!! But not you. You attack the US people, Constitution, and rights, every time you open your mouth. How about you go bact to Africa, a place you know nothing about, have never been or seen.
matthew466 Wrote: Jun 22, 2012 11:32 AM
Why does the term "African American" bother you so much??
James____Tx Wrote: Jun 22, 2012 11:40 AM
He states the reason very clearly in his post. But we know you think he is a racist.
Michael1364 Wrote: Jun 22, 2012 11:46 AM
Maybe because to be an African American you need to immigrate from Africa to America.
Families who have lived over a hundred years in America are Americans.
You are racist when you demand we call people African American, as we are all Americans, except racists who want to distance themselves by claiming dual ancestry.
RVN70USMC Wrote: Jun 22, 2012 11:48 AM
One should be an American first and a hyphen American never.
PMcQB Wrote: Jun 22, 2012 2:29 PM
A better question would be: Why do some think the term the term is so necessary?
SageAdvice31 Wrote: Jun 22, 2012 4:02 PM
In fact the term is African-American, just like the correct term is rich-American, poor-American, Latino or Latina-American, Hispanic-American, female-Americans, and at least two hundred more version of the hyphenated-American. All invented by the un-American Democraphead "Segregationist" Party of America, which has forever maintained it's political power by keeping the melting pot segregated.

The un-American DemoCraphead "Segregationist" Party is inventing new hyphens, or new ways to segregate Americans every day......What percentage-American are you matthew466?

Van Jones is at it again. This time, during the Take Back the American Dream Conference, Jones explains "cheap patriotism," which according to him applies to singing America the Beautiful and taking photos in front of the Statue of Liberty.

 

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