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- n. a person with dark skin who comes from Africa (or whose ancestors came from Africa)
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Perhaps the most celebrated black person in America during the revolutionary period was the “Boston Negress” Phillis Wheatley, who had been born in Africa and brought to Boston at the age of ten.
Gerald is the only black person I’ve seen at Gothicfest.
"She's a black person and a first lady," said Abegail Radebe , 40 years old, an accounts manager for a local broadcaster.
So am I really demonstrating my enlightenment by assuming that a black person would be interested in Shaniqua’s musing on Dizzy Gillespie simply by virtue of the color of his or her skin?
She simply has never seen a black person and honestly thinks the Garbers might be recent immigrants, despite the fact that they speak and dress like every other American kid she knows.