I prefer Black because that's what we changed to when we stopped calling people with dark color skin something really ugly. But I'm a product of my generation, and I'm happy to refer to people in any way they prefer. How about "human"?
They are different. African American and Black are not synonyms, and nobody younger than 60 would even think to say Negro. The United States has many black people from the Caribbean and Africa, and even black Canadians and Europeans. They, like the American-born descendents of slaves are all "Black" but they are not "African-American".
I prefer the term American all by itself
Why is Black, White, Yellow, or Brown relevant, unless you are Crayola.
Because a lot of people like to know their heritage is why ii is relevant. Most Irish know something about their home country and continent. Same for Poles, French, etc.
So heritage trumps citizenship. Heritage is where your family history came from, but citizenship is where You chose to live and be part of the American Way. Why should heritage come before American??
Did not say it comes before. Just important to have I believe. Also in most schools, census reports, birth certificates, just American is not a option. You have to list some sort of racial or ethical identity.
Why do you have to list all of these on your government documents, unless it is the government that is discriminating race, color, and ethnicity?
Made sure I was not wrong. State Id or license clearly ask for your race and definitely your birth certificate dies and I know census collects this data as well. Most job applications also ask.
My point is that the govt is collecting this information, but why does it NEED it?
Why do job applications need it? As long as the govt keeps requesting this info how is there ever going to be equality.
What is the relevance of this info?
Oh I agree it is not needed. And sometimes be used against citizens. Ever heard of a FBI initiative called Conintelpro that was part of demise of civil rights movement..
i just looked it up, and it makes you wonder what documents are being used now, and who they are targeting? I also don't think that the SSN should be used outside of the US govt, and not for commercial use.
I think we agree here
Back in the mid 1970s, a white girl asked me if I preferred black, negro, or colored. I knew nothing about political correctness, but I thought the term "colored" was dumb. So I answered, "I prefer black or negro, because everyone's colored.". She really liked my answer.
I still prefer those two terms, though I'm cool with African American as well.
by G. Diane Nelson Trotter 20 months ago
I changed from question to forum to allow commenters to have more space to express their opinions. I initiated the question, and now forum, to discuss reactions to Michelle Obama's statement at the DNC. Her words: “I wake up every morning in a house that was built by...
by mimisays 9 years ago
I fear I am the only one...I know my reasons, I would love to know yours.... What do you say to people who assume you voted for him because you are black?
by ogondo 9 years ago
how barack obama became the first african american president of the united states?I cannot find it again, can you help?
by mingsjourney 7 years ago
Does the term African American offend ?I had a dark skinned customer who hated the term African American. He said he wasn't born in Africa, he has never been there and his parents were born and raised in Boston. Do we need to stop using this term?
by cjhunsinger 4 years ago
Is identifying, as a Black America or African American racist?Ones skin tone has, arguably, nothing to do with intellect, ambition or talent, as is demonstrated, so often, by successful people of a varying skin colors. If one demands an equal position; is this achieved by a noted separation and...
by Grace Marguerite Williams 3 years ago
Why do some Black parents imbue their children with a victimology/passive consciousness & mentalitywhen it comes to socioeconomic achievement & success, inculcating them to settle for being less than what they CAN be? Disclaimer: I am a Black woman who have observed...
Copyright © 2018 HubPages Inc. and respective owners. Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners. HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc. HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.
|HubPages Device ID||This is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.|
|Login||This is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.|
|HubPages Traffic Pixel||This is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.|
|Remarketing Pixels||We may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.|
|Conversion Tracking Pixels||We may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.|