Latest politically correct term for a black, Negro, colored American with even a minuscule proportion of African descent
Jesse Jackson is losing his position as chief African-American spokesman to the flamboyant Al Sharpton
by cornholio October 04, 2003
The "politically correct" term for someone with dark skin. Never mind that not all black people are African, and that not all Africans are black.
This black boy is "African-American"... never mind that he's from Jamaica.
by Tipper36 September 09, 2007
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.
by Déjà vu -ImAlreadyThere August 19, 2011
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
by BlackGrad11 July 31, 2011
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.
by jaypers April 30, 2005
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*
by Ezgamer January 15, 2006
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.
by tarafirma November 04, 2009
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