I've never really thought about the divide between black Americans & west indians
I’ve always kinda felt a disconnect towards west Indian blacks as a black american though. To me, it seems hard for me to accept sharing the identity of ‘black’ with someone who already identifies themselves with an ethnicity of Dominican, Trinidadian, or Haitian because black people in America don’t really have an ethnicity to claim. We’re just black, in America.
I mean, yes, we’re all black, we are all a product of the African diaspora. But if we’re all black, and then there’s Dominican, Puerto Rican, Cuban, Haitian, and Trinidadian… What are slave descended black Americans? Do we have a name for our culture? Do we have our own culture?
These are just my thoughts, I am not trying to start anything. If you can help me out with this, and respond, please inbox me.