Here are some reasons below why we as Asiatics in North America (African American/Black/Negro/Color People) should not use the word black to identify us as a race. THE WORD BLACK WILL NEVER DEFINE US[B First I would like to give you some definitions of why this word black should never be used to describe a race of people. Nor should this word ever be used and carried around like a badge of honor. Black means- Death, Darkness, Confusion, Immoral, Forbidding, Indicating disgrace, Depression, Sadness, a member of the So Called Black Race. This is just to name a few of many more that this word is associated with!!! Europeans/whites told the truth about who we were in the dictionaries because they knew the so-called negro/black person back then was illiterate and could not read the truth when it stirred them in the face. The older dictionaries will tell us who we are; the black man/negro is a Moor and the Europeans/whites knew what was taken away from our Ancestors. We are the same Moors who ruled Spain for 800 years. Read the history it was our Ancestors that took Spain out of the dark ages and gave them light and culture and bath tubs. Our Ancestors were cut off from their families, stripped of their identity, their culture, their heritage and their religion. And then they were forced to practice a foreign religion on the Europeans/whites which was Christianity. Our people had rich production lives before slavery and they had a culture and a heritage. They practiced the religion of our Ancient forefathers who were the founders, and that religion in its purest form is Islam. This means our Ancestors practice a pure religion that did not have the cultural trappings of another people who try to put their face on Islam. Our Ancient Ancestors practice Islam in its unaltered form from Allah(God). Islam is the religion of Peace; total submission t othe One and Only True Father God Allah. We as a people are lost and needed to be reconnected back to our Father God Allah. Just like with every other race or nation when in trouble Allah sends them a Prophet to help them find their way back to him. They must be reconnected by the source and find out who they really are. Allah made tribes and nations so that they would know one another. Getting back to the (black) word; Europeans/whites knew who the so-called black man of today was. Think people, if our race, nationality and true religion wasn't important then why was it taken away from our ancestors, hidden and written out of the history books? All we have is his-story, not the truth; not the true history of the Moors. The word black should be banned from our vocabulary and never used again. There is no honor in the use of the word. Black is not the name of a race; we are the people on the face of this earth that are known by a derogatory color (black). The sad thing about this is that we as a people are happy about not knowing who we really are and where we came from. Our Ancestors had a life, a blessed life way before slavery. It's time for our people to find out who they really are. Please feel free to contact me via e-mail.. ..or here on this site for more information on re-claiming your true identity.. ..Learn the truth about who you are.. ..and integrate this truth to your seeds!! !!