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The effects of climate, diet, interbreeding, and the resulting natural mutation over the thousands of generations that mankind has migrated around the globe have caused the physical changes that differentiate us from our distant ancestors. To take a religious tack, how much different is it to say we all descended from one couple who inhabited the Garden of Eden, except for the lack of supporting evidence, of course.
No more than every dog should look like a wolf. The genetic drift that has caused all our different races is due to environmental variation and genetic isolation for as short a period as several thousand years;
Only ones who were BORN in Africa, can be African Americans. If your ancestors were born in Africa, they are African. If you were born in America you are American. If you were born in Africa, left and became an American citizen, then you are African American. Your children will be American.