字幕表 動画を再生する 英語字幕をプリント I've been doing shows around the country. Around the world really. I've been blessed. And I remember one day I'm in L.A. and I'm doing a show and we're sitting backstage and this comedian comes in to the backstage area and he's got a list of all the guys that are performing. And so, he looks around and he looks at the darkest guy in the corner, just the blackest guy he could find. And he goes [comedically] hey, yo. You the dude from Africa? [laughter] And the guy looks up and he's like [comedically] nah man, I'm from Detroit. [laughter] He's like [comedically] a'ight, my bad. My bad. My bad. Uh, a'ight, uh, yo. OK, Detroit. Yeah, yeah. You--oh, a'ight, OK cool. L.A. OK, cool. Cool. Cool. [normal speaking voice] And then he looks at me for a second, does a quick calculation. And he's like oh, a'ight, a'ight, um, yeah. [laughter] And then he looks and he goes [comedically] yo, where you from man? [normal voice] I said I'm from South Africa. He's like [comedically] oh, oh, oh. You the dude? [laughter] Oh damn, man. Damn. A'ight. Yo, I didn't even know they got--yo, you the dude from Africa? [laughter] Man, didn't even know they got light-skinned [bleep] out there, man. [laughter] Damn. A'ight. Yo. Yo. That's the motherland, man. That's the motherland. [normal voice] And all of a sudden he just started giving me this speech. He's like [comedically] man, you know, yo man, that's--yo man, that's where we gotta be, man. That's, you know-- [laughter] --that's the motherland out there, man. Yeah. I gots to get out there, man. I gots to. Yo, I gots to go home, man. [laughter] You heard? I gots to go home. Man, you tell them. A'ight? You tell 'em. You tell them I'm coming home, a'ight? [laughter] [normal speaking voice] And I was like [laughs] we're not waiting. [laughter] ' Cause I'm just--I'm fascinate--I think that's come--that whole identity has come from the term African-American . This is something that's fascinated me. You know, it's the very loose term. African-American. 'Cause half of the time you use it for people that aren't even African. You know? Just use it long as you're black. They go African-American. But it's--what if people aren't from Africa? They still African-American? Those people from the Caribbean, from Haiti, from Jamaica. You know? They call-- [comedically] yeah, African-America. Guys like [Jamaican accent] no man, I come from Jamaica. I no' from Africa. [laughter] I ain't never been there 'fore, man. [comedically] He's like you wanna stay? [Jamaican accent] African-American, man. Hey. [laughter, applause] [normal voice] The prefix to American has become as important as American itself. I thought it was just American but it's not. No, no, no. It's very important you have the prefix. You know, you have African-American. African-American. You have others like Latin- or Mexican-American. You have Asian-American. You have--the most interesting for me was Indian-American which I learned about during Thanksgiving. Indian-American. And then I was told I'm no longer allowed to say this. Said I now have to say Native American. Which is redundant, is it not? [laughter] Because if somebody's a native of the land they're still in should you not then just call them American? [laughter] How does that work?