Originally Posted by Lil_G135This is a good subject to debate on... it's just hard to jump into it... perhaps if people had questions to go by we could expand the discussion.
I.e. Do you use the term 'African American'? Why or Why Not?
What term do you usually use when referring to black people?
What do you call black people from other countries from America?
Or something. I myself don't use 'African American', but I don't get angry when someone does..I mean, although it's not as politically correct as maybe 'Asian American' or 'Hispanic American', it's understood as a politer way of saying simply 'black people (from the US)' - especially by the older crowd. My last year English teacher who was in her 60s, was astounded when she asked the class about this and most people said they use 'black'. She was also amazed that people take offence to 'African American'.
What I don't like is the term "blacks". Like "whites", "asians", "hispanics", etc, it sounds like you're grouping people together like you would books or socks or something.. I dunno ^^;
Point well taken, lol