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- adj. American and black.
- adj. Black.
- adj. Of or pertaining to the culture of African-American people.
- n. A black American.
- n. Any black person.
Sorry, no etymologies found.
ALYSA STANTON, 1ST AFRICAN-AMERICAN FEMALE RABBI: I'm a rabbi, who happens to be an African-American woman; and not an African - American woman who happens to be a rabbi.
I’ve never known any African-american parent disown their child because they found out that their child is African-American.
Growing up, I had no issue being painted with the broad stroke of the label "African-American."
It doesn't come as a surprise to me when someone like Glenn Beck admits to having no black friends (his expertise on the use of the term African-American notwithstanding.)
Although his Kenyan father may grant Obama greater claim than others to the term African-American, he hardly seems ghetto fabulous in either experience or presentation.
When Jesse Jackson and other black "leaders" urged, some two decades ago, that the term African-American supplant black, their aim appears to have been to inspire the same sort of ethnic pride that other hyphenated Americans feel.
Coincidentally, I tend to not use the term African-American because it is a sloppy construction and, in many respects, obscures the substance of issues.
I think most black people don't like the term African-American, but it's been imposed on us by our society, and it's something that we, frankly, are almost incapable of -- of bucking.
If I were writing the story today, I would use the term African-American.
He hopes black Americans he views the term "African-American" as a "dumb" title and unpatriotic, stop supporting the NAACP financially and with their manpower.
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