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Friday, February 21, 2014

Black History Month Factoid

African American or Afro American? You decide.
Asking the question, where did the term "African American" originate, and can it be used by whites to identify themselves? If you are a "white" person living in the United States and from South Africa, aren't you African American? Maybe Malcolm X's "Afro American" is a better term to use for some blacks.

Here's a slideshow explaining who came up with the term "African American" and how it was promoted in the United States.

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