from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A Black American of African ancestry. See Usage Note at black.
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- adj. Alternative spelling of African-American.
- n. Alternative spelling of African-American.
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I do have a question - does your birth certificate say African American on it because by my calculations when you were born the term African American was not being used - my Dad was in the Air Force and he said he never heard the term African American being used at the time you were born - can you explain that one!
"When I mentioned the term African American, Marilyn grimaced and said," I cringe when people refer to me as an African American.
One reader of an online column by an Argentine journalist who referred to the president-elect as a negro -- the term African American is seldom used south of the border -- posted a comment saying, ` ` Enough of using the word negro. ''
When did Hawaii stop refering to people's race as African and use the new term African American?
Years later Langston eventually introduced me to two women who assisted us in the development of our black musicians' organization, which we called the African American
The very idea of a first-term African American senator with a name like Barack Obama defeating the vaunted Clinton machine seemed preposterous.
The first time I heard the word African American was through music, because they didn't teach us anything about slavery in school.
I would not think about even name calling African American's Nigga's.
• Early on, I asked a coworker, an African American woman, what she thought about the fact that while Barack is technically "African American" -- you know, his father was from Africa, his mother from America -- he didn't share the same heritage of slavery and brutal discrimination as black Americans whose ancestors had been here for centuries.
Is it really any wonder, that despite his bi-racial identity, that Barack identifies as African American?
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