The word ˜patriotic' in the context of African American culture in this country.
So many words.....I'll start with this one for now.
For me patriotism is sticking up for the ideology the country was founded upon. Whether the founding fathers really meant equally for all I can not answer. I often get asked (as do many brothers and sisters) why do you fight for the white man?
I do what I do b/c I do believe democracy is a good idea and from all the countries I've visited and seen we do have a good life despite the many problems that are evident on a daily basis. The arguement is always the same, as I'm told that I should worry about Africa first. Sorry but I see myself as an American so my loyalty lie s therein. Patriotism doesn't always mean fighting but getting out voting and supporting the community also shows patriotism.