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Keep the Racial Identity of Negro on the 2020 Census and Birth Certificates

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mailto: OIRA_Submission
Att:Glenda Mickelson
The Foundation for Indigenous Americans of Anisazi Heritage
Re: (FRDOC-2015-12140
U.S. Census policy to remove the colonial Ethnic identity of Negro for Indigenous “Americans” born from American Indian females in the United States of America, to African American -- as people with immigrant heritage origins being from the continent of Africa
F.I.A.A.H. is writing to express our concerns towards the United States policy to remove the colonial racial identity of Negro given to the indigenous American race population born from descendants of Indigenous American females in the Census and imposing a racial identity change upon 22 million people with birth certificates under the racial classification of Negro to a new racial identity of African American .

The Foundation for Indigenous Americans of Anisazi Heritage finds serious Ethic and grave violations towards the human and indigenous rights of the “Indigenous American People” living within the territories under the Public Land Trust as the United States. The United States may be a nation recently developed on American soil, but the Negro people represent the indigenous" American" people born from direct ancestral indigenous American females belonging to America (American Indian grandmothers). We were here when Europeans came, this is an historically documented fact.

Many Negro people still remember their racial origins and will never accept identities that make them foreigners to their own home on Earth. Racial classification has been forced upon the indigenous peoples living in America whether free or under captivity by colonial systems since the 1700’s .The Indigenous American race population identified themselves originally as the Anisazi Peoples before Colonial classifications, and have had different artificial identities placed upon them over the generations by the colonial establishment creating the United States. The first European term for Indigenous Americans was Amerindians, our males renamed American Indians, and our females renamed Negro in 1705. The second major reclassification came in the 1800’s when our race was re-named from American Indian to Negro and soon after the new classification the American Indian race became classified as “ extinct”.

In the "American Dictionary of the English Language Noah Webster 1828" the definition of American is defined as "A native of America; originally applied to the aboriginals, or copper-colored (light-dark brown skinned) races, found here by the Europeans; but now applied to the descendants of Europeans born in America."

Since the 1868 Treaty after the Civil War that led to the creation of the United States of America, the U.S has controlled the collective Earth Inheritance, known as the Public Land Trust consisting of 770 million acres belonging to the indigenous American females placed under the identity of    " Negro.” In addition, as naturalized citizens with the United States, for having allowed the United States the administrative powers over the American female Earth inheritance of America,( the public land trust) the indigenous American People as Negro and as trustees under the trust are allowed the civil privilege to vote, while being denied and undermined through integration their basic human rights, fundamental inherited right to self-determination, self-sufficiency, culture, language, spirituality, education, social welfare, family development and relations, and use of natural resources, for collective wealth, to develop and maintain a way of means to stop their collective genocide and poverty....
Negro American peoples are not immigrants to America. The term African American does not apply.
Now our generational, political identity of Negro for American people born from Indigenous American females is out of the census. Again, erasing “American” female’s offspring/descendants legitimate existence as the Negro race and connection as Trustee to the Public Land Trust from federal and state records as of 2020 and forcing the new descendants for the American race of people, legally, into a tenuous, liminal space.

Replacing the Ethnic identity for the Indigenous American female descendant population with African American will assimilate “indigenous Americans” into “ethnic Africans” as minority immigrants.’
Reclassifying the American Negro to African American erroneously changes our race origins from America to Africa. It is a form of genocide as political “ethnic cleansing” to reclassify a population of people, which in turns, erases them from current and continued existence as Living on Earth, in this case the United States and America. In addition, erasing of the colonial ethnic identity of Negro removes the population placed under this identity and their future generations from all treaties, political history, cultural heritage belonging to the American Indians as Negroes and federal and state civil laws written to protect the American Indians as “Negroes” (voting privilege act, affirmative action, equal opportunity just to name a few…)

The issue at hand is not to change the citizenship of any individuals, but to accurately categorize the ethnicity and race of the individuals having origins to the Americas as stated in the Declaration on Indigenous Rights. If a separate category is not added to the U. S. Census, the consequence of this action, will force millions of people under the racial identity of Negro who are indigenous to America, but have been denied their ethnic affiliations no recourse for correct self-identification on the United States Census.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. reference in his historic 1964 speech “I have a Dream,” He states, “One hundred years later, the Negro is still languished in the corners of American society and finds himself in exile in his own land. So we have come here today to dramatize a shameful condition.” We add to this statement ; Fifty years later after Dr. King’s death, Negro People still languished in the corners of American society and finds themselves being exiled from their own home on Earth.

If this horrible crime against the humanity of the Negro population is accepted, as of 2020 the race of American Negroes would have vanished from the United States historical record like their ancestors labelled American Indians before them. Leaving the current population of Negro peoples and their descendants to be permanently identified as immigrants to this country and refugees to their home on Earth; As a result, opening the avenues for legal deportation of indigenous Americans aka Negroes as “African Americans” to be deposited anywhere in any country in Africa that will accept them as refugees from the United States.

Removing an indigenous/political ethnic identity for a race population of people from the census allows the United States government to perpetuate their relentless campaign to Ethnically cleanse the indigenous American female descendent population  representing the  indigenous" American" race originally known as Anisazi People, colonially classified as American Indian – termed black aka Negro People without publicly lifting a gun.



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