A politically correct term used by politicians, among others.

In my opinion, calling a black person "African American" is far more offensive than the word "Nigger". When you call a black person an African American, you automatically assume two things;

1. That just because they're black, they are of African descent. If they were born in America, I really wouldn't consider them as being of African descent.

2. The second thing you assume, is that everyone that lives in Africa is black, which is also incorrect.

By this logic, white people should be called "European Americans".

Political correctness blows ass. Period.
Politician 1: I think we should focus more strongly on the needs of the black community.

Politician 2: Oh my god! Did you just say... Black?! Tom, it's African American!
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First Man. Soil of earth, breath of God, African American. Men who earned their Freedom, yet their Souls know.
African American first breath from God.
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The politically correct way how to describe a black person.

I don't really mind but why should I be called an African American when I wasn't born in Africa, never been to Africa, and am not a legal citizen of any countries in Africa? Because if thats true, then white people should be called European Americans and asian people should be called Asian Americans.
On an Internet Forum:

Me: Im black.
P.C. Person: You mean African-American.
Me: No, I may be of African decent but I dont have any connections with Africa otherwise, cause in that case i should call you a European American.
P.C. Person: You mean white person right?
Me: No you dumb asshole! *loads gun*
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1)African American - generic terms for black people in America.
2) People who are being screwed by the government despite getting free money to attend college. Most of the grants that are given to African American are not full rides, so stop thinking they are. Also subject to predatory loans and Redlining.
3) Victims of Institutional Racism
1) Oh look at the African American over there with his pants hanging down!

2) College board : " well congrats Drake, you've gotten our

Martin Luther King Grant."
Drake " Cool how much is it ?"
College Board : " $ 1,000"Drake " What?! It costs $5,000 to go here!"
College Board : " Sorry that the best we could do. you African American people never appreciate anything"
Drake " Damn honkeys, well i guess its time to call Sallie Mae"
2b) Realtor: " yes miss Jones i found you a place. "

Jones : " Okay thanks, where at?"

Realtor : " meet me and i ll show you "

Jones and Realtor go to location :

J : its all run down

R : Well it because your a high risk

J : Why because I'm African American ?
R : " exactly "

J : though isnt that illegal

R : nope its called redlining.
3 ) Fill out job applicaton to a office. Go in for an interview, they tell you to wait a couple of days and they 'll call you. You never get the call so you call back only to hear them say were sorry we were going to hire because of your resume but them when you came in for an interview we decided against it. "Why ?" hold on a second was it like because of something i said ?

Nope its because your African American
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The current politically correct term to describe black people.The term for black people has evolved from "nigger" to "negro" to "colored" to "black" to "african-american",and as offensive as some of these terms are today,they were once widely used and accepted.
Thomas is an English guy,Marcy is an Irish chick,Manuel is a mexican dude,and Tyrone is an african-american dude.
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Actual definition is: any black person who is a descendant of black American slaves and lives in America. It is often incorrectly used to refer to black people who came to this country of their own free will from Africa as well as any other country is the world.

The second definition is any person who moves to America from Africa.
That man is a descendant of slaves, so if you want to be politically correct use African-American when referring to him.
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Another retarded Americanism which only displays the ignorance of the American mindset...

I'm a white person living in Africa. I guess I can call myself a American-African?

Dave: Hey my African American friend! :D
Billy: Shut up, I have never been to Africa in my life.
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