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Originally posted by femalepharoe
reply to post by ollncasino
because i can tell you honestly want to know, I will attempt to answer.
Keep in mind that there have been several name changes because black people were called whatever whites wanted to up until very recently. Thus we had no identity other than what was giving us.
this is pulled from wiki feel free to check it out:
"In this same period, a smaller number of people favored Afro-American, a common shortening (as is 'Anglo-American'). However, after the decline in popularity of the 'Afro' hairstyle in the late 1970s, the term fell out of use
In the 1980s the term African American was advanced on the model of, for example, German-American or Irish-American to give descendents of American slaves and other American blacks who lived through the slavery-era a heritage and a cultural base.
Thus linking a people to a continent as oppose to an abstract color.Others believe the term black is inaccurate because African Americans have a variety of skin tones. Surveys show that the majority of Black Americans have no preference for "African American" or "Black," although they have a slight preference for "Black" in personal settings and "African American" in more formal settings."
Originally posted by R3velutionR3quired
reply to post by femalepharoe
Unfortunatly pop culture makes these things appealing to kids, along with rappers claiming they commited crimes, anyone with commen sense knows if wayne commited any real offences he would be in prison. Not spend a two bit joke term inside for probably pr campaign.
Originally posted by openminded2011. If youthink its not racist, how does, united white college fund, white entertainment television, and European Americans club sound?