Let African Athletes Represent Africa and Black American Athletes Represent America - CNN iReport This young American (who is black) is HIGHLY upset that everyone is calling Gabby the first AFRICAN-AMERICAN and not just AMERICAN. And you know what he is god damn right! Why does the media always resort to race (unless it's a Black on white hate crime, then they keep quiet)? It's other bullshit. Saying the world African Americans should be insulting to them. This kid has my respect and admiration! Black Americans should be just as proud, respectful and patriotic to the USA as white Americans!