"Whenever they start to forget their roots is when the new culture begins"
"She is the start of the new hybrid culture, but still Igbo. Her great-grandchildren probably won't be as Igbo"
"They never stop being Igbo"
"The phrase 'new hybrid black culture' is problematic"
"Although her children are born on American soil, they are still Igbo. It's about what runs through your bloodline. I define them as African American because they are both African & American"
"That's hard to say. I know 3rd and 4th generation people who are still very in touch with their roots, but also very much involved in African culture."
"Only once black rights were adopted into the constitution could I call her lineage anything including the words 'American'."
*Please note: For this post, we here at The 2015 Soulville Census are using the term “Afro-American” to mean “the new hybrid culture unique to North America that was formed by Africans who were brought here via the slave trade.”