Back when we were Negroes

Comment by Jim Campbell, Citizen Journalist, Oath Keeper and Patriot.


A very interesting story demonstrating how the black family has been destroyed by the delusions of the left.

The article was authenticated by finding the original source at the Fredericksburg News.   


Another stunning example of Political Correctness run amok and creating a needles racial divide.

Political Correctness is a Marxist tactic used to silence free speech unless the Marxists agree with it and divide us. 

APTOPIX London Olympics Basketball Men

There are no “Negroes” on the U.S. Olympic Team all members are very simply called Americans.

Debutante Ball 1954

The young people attending this Harlem cotillion in 1954 did not aspire to be ‘hootchie mamas’ or thugs, suggests the author.
Marty Lederhandler/ASSOCIATED PRESS

Date published: 10/12/2011


–There was a time until the early 1960s when the terms to describe those of African decent, like me–African-American or black or Afro-American–were almost unheard of.

I remember a distinct conversation with a friend discussing descriptive terms for ourselves in 1963 or ’64. The term “black” was just coming into vogue and he didn’t like it one bit.“Call me a Negro,” he said, “but don’t call me black.” Now, the word “Negro” (publications used a lower-case “n”) has almost become a pejorative, so I was a little surprised when my pastor, the Rev. Willie Reid, used it during a Thursday night revival.“Back when we were Negroes,” he said, and listed several things that were different about black life in America back then. That got me to thinking.

Back when we were Negroes in the 1950s, “only 9 percent of black families with children were headed by a single parent,” according to “The Black Family: 40 Years of Lies” by Kay Hymowitz.

Black children had a 52 percent chance of living with both their biological parents until age 17. In 1959, “only 2 percent of black children were reared in households in which the mother never married.”

But now that we’re African-Americans, according to Hymowitz, those odds of living with both parents had “dwindled to a mere 6 percent” by the mid-1980s.

And check this: in Bibb County, Ga., more than 70 percent of the births in the African-American community are to single mothers.

Back when we were Negroes and still fighting in many parts of the country for the right to vote, we couldn’t wait for the polls to open. We knew our friends, family, and acquaintances had died getting us the ballot.

Dogs and fire hoses were used to keep us away, and still we came. But now that we’re African-Americans, in Macon, a city of 47,000 registered–predominately black–voters, more than 30,000 didn’t show up at the polls July 19.

Back when we were Negroes, we had names like Joshua, Aaron, Paul, Esther, Melba, Cynthia, and Ida. Now that we are African-Americans, our names are bastardized versions of alcohol from Chivas to Tequila to C(S)hardonnay. And chances are the names have an unusual spelling.


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5 thoughts on “Back when we were Negroes

  1. You can thank LBJ and the rest of the Democrats for the current state of affairs in the black community. The trouble is, that state of affairs has spread to the white community also, leading to people with no ambition to succeed, existing only on government handouts and satisfied to do so.

  2. All too often when required to spell out names of members of the “black” communities….you could not correctly do so. Families have a tendency to MISS spell on purpose the names of their new borns to be different or unique. Such as “Eunicquah”!

  3. Melanin advantage should make no difference. Why call them ‘Nigger’, ‘Negro’, ‘Black’, ‘Coon’ or anything else? They are individuals, not stereotypes falling off an assembly line.

    Government condescension, particularly the man in the house rule started the ball rolling.

    Popularization of sexual immorality through popular media played a major role, augmented by the wide spread availability of ‘the pill’.

    Uniting as one people, an activated electorate: Americans, not Whites, Blacks, Mexicans or anything else is long overdue.

    We need to begin by removing the dividers who exploit artificial divisions from office and excluding those who pander to ethnic interest groups from office.

    The Republican Party needs to tell the pander bears to go directly to Hell. We need to appeal to Americans, not special interest groups.

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