The 2010 census sparked a prolonged discussion about racial identity in America. In a special series on CNN.com, the network asked prominent people to describe their personal views on the subject. The outlet tapped on best-selling author, Walter Mosley. Here is an excerpt from his commentary. "I am an American from the soles of my feet to the hair that once adorned my bald head. An American whose black-skinned ancestors were stolen from their lives and cultures and piled in the holds of ships like so many sacks of skin..."