America belongs to me from sea to shining sea
Though my ancestral lineage may extend to Africa, for which I am exceedingly proud, I was born in America
Though my ancestral lineage may extend to Africa, for which I am exceedingly proud, I was born in America, a great nation for which my forbearers lay the foundation on their strong backs with undying endurance, amid unspeakable toil and abuse, without recompense for better than 250 years.
I am a root of this nation, firmly entrenched. If I decide to wave the flag and speak great tidings about this land, this is my prerogative. If I decide to defer to criticism and protest to call attention to America’s weaknesses to make this nation a better homeland for all, this too is my prerogative. The sacrificial blood and sweat of my people throughout the history of this nation determined that long ago.
Know that this land is your land by your investment in it. You are not standing outside the gates looking in. You built the gates! Let no one, no manner of racial hatred and evil, tell you any different.
Never forget that!