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If "African American" is offensive or not politically correct, what would be a better term to use?

Just black? Wouldn't that be sort of offensive too?

 
Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 5:19 PM on Mar. 4, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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Answers (16)
  • miriamz & soccerchik8287---thats is how it should be HOWEVER that is in a perfect world, and I dont see how her asking this question is wrong because IMO its totally legit, for me its easy I am a white chick, mexicans are mexicans or hispanic, but are we supposed to call a black person AA or just black wish I had the answer
    hautemama83

    Answer by hautemama83 at 5:42 PM on Mar. 4, 2009

  • ....i thought African American was the most politically correct way?
    aliciatron

    Answer by aliciatron at 5:20 PM on Mar. 4, 2009

  • oh gosh....
    bxbsmommy

    Answer by bxbsmommy at 5:21 PM on Mar. 4, 2009

  • oh gosh what? I'm curious to know...don't see how this can start drama. It is a legit question.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:22 PM on Mar. 4, 2009

  • My cousins are black. They've never been to Africa.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:23 PM on Mar. 4, 2009

  • Why is it necessary to categorize people by race or ethnicity? Haven't we moved past that?
    miriamz

    Answer by miriamz at 5:25 PM on Mar. 4, 2009

  • Why do you have to differentiate? Can't we all just be Americans?

    soccerchik8287

    Answer by soccerchik8287 at 5:25 PM on Mar. 4, 2009

  • Some people would like to be considered more than just American. I'm asking this question to them.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:27 PM on Mar. 4, 2009

  • I thought African American was PC. Everything else is reverting back to how it was 20, 30 years ago. Is it now PC to not be PC?? I've had "black" people tell me to just say black. I moved from CA. to Idaho. Very PC, to hardly PC. I hear people say "the wrong thing" all the time and no one blinks an eye! It's werid!
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:29 PM on Mar. 4, 2009

  • The PC term changes every so often.
    miriamz

    Answer by miriamz at 5:44 PM on Mar. 4, 2009