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Discussion in 'SHH Community Forum' started by Radiant Dawn, Jan 2, 2008.
I've always been curious to see which term was better liked. So, let's hear what you have to say!
i prefer just "people"
but i don't think anyone really cares
I agree. I just see people as people.
i never really got the whole 'african american' thing... i mean, my ancestors are from ireland and norway, but i'm not norwegian or irish-american, now am i?
no, i'm just white.
i say unless you're born in africa, you're not really an african-american.
i guess i'd be a White Northern American
That sounds nice and everything but not practical in the world we live in.
Of course my most important identity is my human identity however I'm also very proud to be of the African-American ethnicity.
Hmmmm....I guess that makes me Irish-Danish-French-Native American or better yet, European-Native American.
I'm writing a thesis paper on Langston Hughes right now, and I'm using African American just so I won't get a low grade on my paper for being politically incorrect. I doubt it'd lower my grade, but I just would rather be safe than sorry.
If you are an American who immigranted to the the U.S. then yes, you could call yourself an "African-America" and it would not be incorrect.
However I'm an the decendents of Africans who were taken from their homeland and used as slaves in America and I use the term "African-American" to acknowledge myself as belonging to this new group of people that were created from this peculiar situation.
I'd use black or better yet "The Blacks" for your paper. Certain "A".
For me, it depends on the context in which the terms [Black, African American] are used.
I love how she clearly appeals to her target audience by addressing them as the "Brothas and Sistas of the Hype." Well done, Radiant Dawn, well DONE.
Others have done the same thing.
I'm guessing they were the color in question, or at least they should have been.
You can call me Empress. *sticks chin out*
Excuse me...I just had a very lame moment.
i dont see the point in using words like black or african american.. or white really its a waste of time and causes more trouble than it is worth.. and they change what is "politically correct" all the time, or so it seems...
You fail to see the difference here, though. Pity.
I'm white, but I always saw the term "African American" as silly and plainly inaccurate. It applies to such a small number of people. I mean, what about all those people whose ancestors are from Central America or the Middle East? What about black people in countries other than the U.S.?
I always imagine some "PC" American walking through London and going, "Wow, there sure are a lot of African Americans here in England!"
Black: I'm not a crayon
Colored: I'm not a my little pony coloring book
I prefer Black...
African-American when I'm around a white professor.
Sorry, I meant European-American or rather of Anglo-Saxon persuasion.....
Well, considering he said African-American, I'm assuming he's refering to American's of color.
If you are of African desent and live in another country, I'm inclined to believe you'd go by the ethnicity of the country you live in.
And if your ancestor's are from Central America or The Middle Eastern, wouldn't you be Hispanic or Middle Eastern?