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Reply to "How do you define ...."

Originally posted by James Wesley Chester:
I'll define ...


In the context of Americans of unknown African ancestry, ... IDENTITY is that delineation of self and all others like you in such a manner as to narrowly circumscribe the common history, ancestry, experience, tradition, and heritage.

Notably both color and race are incidental to the defintion.

Ok, I got the denotative meaning, but in terms of ordinary usage how does the definition apply, how would I use 'Identity' to decribe myself as an American of unknown African ancestry?

Hey, come to think of it, you mentioned 'color' and 'race', are they not synonymous in America?