posted on Apr, 27 2011 @ 08:51 PM
Originally posted by TheImmaculateD1
Originally posted by Texcin
reply to post by Benevolent Heretic
Yes , I stated back in 1961, not 1995 when it was political correct to say african as a RACE. How can african be a race??
African American is the pc term nowadays while in 1961 the Southern states used the term Negro on their BC's but wasn't a national standard then or
In 1961 "Negro" (Latin for Black) was the correct word for "Black" in the US, not just the Southern states. In 1961, calling a Black "Black"
was considered an insult and could get you killed. The terms "Afro-American and "African-American" had not been coined yet for wide use.
It wasn't until the Black Panthers & the whole "Black Pride" movement of the mid & late 1960's, that calling a "Negro" Black was considered
cool. Now it's reversed, so now you cannot use the word "Negro" without being smeared as a "racist." Even though the word "Negro" did not have
originally any pejorative connotations.
In any case, "African" is not a nationality or a race. There are many nations in the continent of Africa. If they had wanted to record correctly the
nationality of the father, they should have used the word "Kenyan."
There were very few Blacks or African-Americans in Hawaii in 1961. Whoever recorded the birth in Hawaii, probably did not know the correct & formal
term for a Black person's race was "Negro" in 1961.
Hence the use of the incorrect term, "African," under race. Whoever recorded the birth did not know that there were/are "Africans" of Caucasian &
other non-Black races (East Indian for example).