Damn, i never thought about that

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ilysillybilly7 on August 12nd, 2019 at 23:27 UTC »

I don’t like being called African American because I’m not from Africa. I’m just (a) Black (American).

DontNegateThePremise on August 12nd, 2019 at 23:40 UTC »

White guy question: I was under the impression that the term “African-American” was coined to describe black people in America who, due to slavery, can a longer trace their heritage back to a particular origin in Africa.

Is that correct?

P.S. I’m not making any statement about who should/should not use this or any other label. I’m just asking a question about a word origin.

NotAPoliceOfficer68 on August 13rd, 2019 at 00:52 UTC »

Just say black

Edit: ive seen way too many white people who thought saying black was racist, and seen way too many black people who absolutely didnt like "african american" since they had never been in Africa and didnt like that their skin immediately reminded them of africans (also wow 511 upvotes for a three word comment)