Afi Scruggs

Black Panther is Undocumented

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Afi Scruggs

Cleveland, OH

Whenever you teach, you learn. I wasn’t thrilled about teaching interpersonal communications until I realized the book I’d been assigned had a multicultural approach. Then preparing for my lectures became absorbing and fascinating. But my definition of American was solidified when I read the chapter on power hierarchies. That’s when I learned that Americans, almost more than any other society, worship the notion of individuality. As I pondered, I realized adopting that notion is hallmark of assimilation. So who is an American? A person is an American if s/he believes the individual has the right to determine his/her destiny. A person becomes an American when s/he insists on that exercising that right.

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