I'm African American myself btw. I don't like the name but for the sake of clarity i'll use it. What does the culture of African Americans consist of? Do we have one? Many groups say we don't. Is that true? Can we look at this issue objectively instead of digging up some feel good story? Or do we get our values, beliefs objectives and ways from TV? Let's talk about this. Sometimes the solution is in the questions asked. We should be able to answer the following with our own unique African American way. And copying Europeans don't count. So what are our ways concerning the words listed below: Foods? Religion? Ideology? Marriage? Ethics? Taboos Rituals? World views? Sayings? Dances? Traditional music? Traditional names?