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So which is right?

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African American, black person or person of color? Real question not trying to be racist so please don't take offense
Posted by Anonymous on Jun. 29, 2014 at 2:21 AM
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by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Jun. 29, 2014 at 2:21 AM
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by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Jun. 29, 2014 at 2:23 AM
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by Anonymous 2 on Jun. 29, 2014 at 2:23 AM
In my circle, black is the preferred term.
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by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Jun. 29, 2014 at 2:23 AM
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by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Jun. 29, 2014 at 2:24 AM
Thank you

Quoting Anonymous: In my circle, black is the preferred term.
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by Anonymous 3 on Jun. 29, 2014 at 2:24 AM

Most people I talk to prefer  "black" if they are from the US.

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by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Jun. 29, 2014 at 2:25 AM
Thank you

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Most people I talk to prefer  "black" if they are from the US.

Lo428
by get over yourself on Jun. 29, 2014 at 2:27 AM

I've been told that Black people almost never use the term African American. It's just a term that white people who want to be pc use.

Zazayam
by Ruby Member on Jun. 29, 2014 at 2:28 AM

I hate the term African American. Unless you or your direct family actually came to America from Africa, I find it ridiculous.

But I'm white, so what do I know, lol.

cali_gurl
by Ruby Member on Jun. 29, 2014 at 2:29 AM

Person of color means anyone not white. Usually a shade of brown. Depends on the person but most black people I know including my family like to be called black. African American is more of a PC term and academic term. Plus the term black came out of the civil rights movement and is more self defined.

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