Comment: Sorry just a question but why

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Sorry just a question but why

Sorry just a question but why do they wish to be called African- American without any knowledge or tradition of their roots??? Did it take a civil war to end slavery in Russia, Brazil? or at least to replace it with factory time clocks? I doubt that emancipated Negro slaves were the only contractual labour force on railroads (Chinese) and other service industries. As I see it, since US did most of its trade and imported its British ties and traditions, US could not sustain slavery as an acceptable labour force in face of moral abolition of slavery throughout most of European expansionist countries. India's cotton was a main staple throughout the British Empire I believe.