My ancestors came from Africa.
Granted, that was 200,000 years ago, but doesn't that make me an African-American? If there's some kind of time limit on when your ancestors came from Africa that makes you a "true" African-American, somebody is going to have to explain the logic to me - because I don't see any. Some peoples' ancestors came out of Africa 300 years ago. Some came out 200,000 years ago. What's the difference?
Frankly, based on the passage of time since emigration, I'd say that people like me have a much better claim to be the "true" African-Americans.
Therefore, I will henceforth self-identify as an African-American in all interactions, on all forms and whenever I'm asked for my ethnicity.
I would also encourage you to do the same. Can you imagine the chaos that we could create in the race/industrial complex?
Suddenly African-Americans would be vastly over-represented in everything from loans to jobs to college admissions, etc.
Whenever a liberal criticized us in any way we could scream "RACIST!" at them or accuse them of being race-traitors.
If we were passed over for jobs, government programs or affirmative-action programs, we could claim discrimination based on our skin color.
And, when liberals argued that we weren't really African-Americans, they would have to finally admit that their "concern" is based on nothing but skin color alone.
We could also ask them who they are to question us? They gave us the idiotic phrase, "self-identification". Make them put their money where their mouth is. I have more of a basis, based on my ancestry, to self-identify as an African-American than Bob does to self-identify as a woman. I have archaeological evidence. Bob still has a dick.
Hell, the puzzled looks and discomfort alone while watching the wheels in liberals' heads grind when a white guy like me tells them that I'm African-American will be vastly entertaining in itself.