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African-American

Definitions

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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.

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Examples

  • 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.

    CNN Transcript Jun 7, 2009

  • I’ve never known any African-american parent disown their child because they found out that their child is African-American.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » “Come on You Homosexual Demon”:

  • Growing up, I had no issue being painted with the broad stroke of the label "African-American."

    Myles Miller: Exploring My Racial Identity

  • 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.)

    Keli Goff: Harry Reid's "Negro" Problem

  • 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.

    Rory O'Connor: First Black President?

  • 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.

    From the WSJ Opinion Archives

  • 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.

    A Few Notes on The Language of Race and Stereotyping

  • 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.

    Creating Equal: My Fight Against Race Preferences

  • If I were writing the story today, I would use the term African-American.

    TalkTalk

  • 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.

    Crooks and Liars

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