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Re: The Afro German Experience
In Response To: Re: The Afro German Experience ()

I am me, a human. As a child I was identified by sight as what someone thought I must be, a mischling. I was removed from my homeland and my mother with out her knowledge or consent. I grew up in America with a court ordered name and naturalization via adoption. My mother's search for me, amid the secrecy brought her to the U.S. at a place not 6 blocks from where I lived at 13 years old. She died by suicide in 1983 ending the pain from the loss of her only child. She never having laid eyes on me again since I was 2 1/2 years old. She was born Polish and a German citizen at my birth in Germany after WWII. My father was said to be Hawaiian, a soldier,labeled an American "White" on paper but identified as other by many who would not read or belive otherwise. He died in the Korean War.
In America I am still identified by sight, but now, as Black. I served in the military from Viet Nam to Iraq conflict #1 so that all would know that I am, American. In my 201 File I was entered as "White", "Black" and "Other." I am just me, a human, a person. Close your eyes and imagine me. I am an American. Your vision should be me, or is it? What does an American look like? Do I need to be anything else? Have I yet earned the right to belong? I would like to die an American but I am sure some one will look in the casket and say "there lies one more -----.
Please visit my web site and grow your mind “grammerchildren.com” Thank you... I am dan

18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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