The book is an autobiography of select events that shaped the author's life. "Don't Call Me African American" rejects the label of a black society who rejected the author for being "too white" and a "black nerd". Her upbringing in a small town in Kansas in the 70's were the grounds for loads of rejection because she would not riot against the white man and the establishment. It was during her years in the northeast--at college--that she began to blossom past her fears, and when she found meaning and identity and the truth of who she was. In the end, she comes to the conclusion that she is black, and an American, and proud of it.
This report prepared by Donna Conger