Radical leftists and their mouthpieces in the corporate media love to make everything about race.
But one of the most well-known black artists of all time has had enough and wiped the smirk of Chris Wallace’s face with one comment.
American musician Smokey Robinson is a singer, songwriter, and producer who founded and served as the frontman for the popular chart-topping Motown group, The Miracles.
Robinson is also a member of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and has an individual star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
This puts him in the elite of American entertainment royalty.
CNN’s Chris Wallace recently sat down for an interview with Smokey Robinson to discuss his legendary career and some past comments the outspoken star has made.
Wallace brought up Robinson’s past comments that he resents the idea of being called an “African American.”
Wallace then asked Robinson to explain his reasoning for such a bold statement.
“I think that when they call black people who were born and raised for generations in this country — if you accept the handle of ‘African American,’ that says that you don’t accept being an American American,” Robinson said. “You don’t accept being born in Chicago or New York or Detroit or wherever you were born — for generations your family has been there.”
“[They] built this country, too,” Robinson said, and added poignantly that blacks have also “fought in every war.”
“So, I don’t want to be called African American,” he told Wallace with emphasis. “I’m American-American,” he continued, before adding that “my people died and have done everything for this country.”
As Wallace pointed out, this was not the first time Robinson expressed his resentment for being called an “African American.”
Robinson said just last year that the term “African American” takes away from all the contributions black people have made to the nation.
“I think that when you [use the term African-American], you’re disclaiming all the contributions that black people have made to America,” he said.
“I consider myself to be a black American, and I enjoy being called black, and black has been so negativized as a color down throughout history by those who wanted to negativize it,” he continued.
Robinson said black people adopted the term after it “spilled over into the black community.”
“And even black people back in the day calling each other black was a sign for a fight — like black was so negative,” Robinson said at the time.
Of course, Smokey Robinson makes an excellent point that is deserving of much more attention.
Hyphenated Americanism should be a thing of the past, and the continued use of such terms only serves to further divide us.
But, of course, such division and hatred is a major part of the radical Left’s agenda.
That’s why they continue to view society only through the lens of race, gender, and sexuality.
Political Animal News will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.