In today's present economical, social, and mental status of Black American people, what does these words mean to you? "I AM PROUD TO BE AN AMERICAN!" Does these words offend you when you hear anyone of African descent make such a bold and conflicting statement of declaration of sentiment? As Black People, are you proud to be an American irregardless of the abuse, mistreatment, accomplishments, and social status of us thus far? Why are you proud to be or not proud to be an american? Even if you are not American, i would love to read your input as well. Do you think it's contradictory for Black Americans to proclaim such? If yes or no, please share your thoughts?