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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