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Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentPolitics · 4 weeks ago

Why do some people say African-American does not mean black?

African-American does mean black as in predominantly black meaning mostly Sub-Saharan African in terms of heritage so why do people say African-American does not mean black.

Update:

@Coleman wrong he is obviously not native and he would be of European descent in terms of heritage so if he came over to the US he would be listed as caucasian american NOT African-American

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  • 4 weeks ago

    That's why the term shouldn't be used. "Blacks" can come from many countries other than Africa.

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  • They certainly are ɴɪɢɢᴇʀs

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  • Anonymous
    4 weeks ago

    Black is a race while African American is a nationality! This can be a little confusing  because the lines between race, ethnicity, and nationality are a little blurry.

    Being black is a race because it’s based solely on the persons appearance. Being African American is based on where you are from. They are very similar, however, it’s possible to be one without being the other.

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  • Anonymous
    4 weeks ago

    There are black africans and there are white africans and everything in between. 

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  • Anonymous
    4 weeks ago

    Because black people live all over the world, not just in America (USA). A black person who is a Nigerian isn't African American. A black person who is Brazilian isn't African American. 

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  • Anonymous
    4 weeks ago

    Elon Musk was born in Africa and he is white not black, when he came to America he became an African-American, Africa isn't a race it is a nationality.

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  • Anonymous
    4 weeks ago

    Why does it trigger you so much?

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