I have no problem with hispanic folks, chinese folks, black folks, or anyone. Do I have a problem when you enter my country illegally? Yes. I don't care where you're from. My grandparents immigrated to this country LEGALLY decades ago. They were french-canadian. They took the tests, learned the language, etc., and became legal citizens.
Have you ever heard of french-canadians being deported ?
I didn't think so, it is a racial problem.
If it was that easy, then this discussion wouldn't exist, up until some while ago my aunt was an illegal in Florida, she moved there quickly because she was afraid of what Hugo Chavez might come up with next here in Venezuela, she feared that her job simply wouldn't be able to let her keep up with the bills, so she went to the US and simply tried to make a better life for herself, in the end, after more than 10 years of bureaucratic battles just to work, she had the blessed luck of meeting a cuban-american, whom she fell in love with and married, it was only then that almost inmediately she was granted citizenship, and not after ten years of pushing papers.
Mexicans and African Americans are two groups that have gone through a lot of persecution over the past couple hundred years. When you take that into consideration I think they could be forgiven for making the odd "cracker" joke every now and then.
I will have to agree with Sun on this one, that is a lame excuse that BLACK people keep exploiting today, and nobody i've ever heard using such an excuse has been a victim of any sort of persecution that was grounded on his ethnicity, the only thing that black people are doing when they bring that up is perpetuating an issue that does not apply to their current generation.
And to my knowledge, an african-american is an individual either born in AFRICA or the child of AFRICAN parents, be it as AFRICANS those who come from the continent of AFRICA and it's diverse number of nations contained in it.
Therefore, if Cristopher Johnson had obtained american citizenship, then he would be an african-american