I always hear black folks talk about how "black and proud" they are. But those same people will turn around and demonize African culture (Isese, Vodun, etc), or worse yet, they will completely disassociate themselves with Africa and cling to some other people's culture like those folks that claim "we are the original Jews," or that "Islam is the Black man's religion." Even in the conscious and Afrocentric communities, people are rabidly obsessed with KMT, Kush and Nubia, as if their much more recent and much more direct ancestors didn't produce great wonders in Dahomey, Ghana, Kongo, Mali and Oyo. Why are we so afraid of our heritage? We are descendants of West and West-Central Africans. Why isn't that enough for us to be proud of? Why are so quick to jump all over East, North and Southern Africa claiming everything from Ethiopia to the Zulus? What is so wrong with West and West-Central Africa?