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African American: African Americans, also referred to as Black Americans or Afro-Americans, is an ethnic group of citizens or residents of the United States with total or partial ancestry from any of the native populations of Sub-Saharan Africa. The term may also be used to include only those individuals who are descended from African slaves. As a compound adjective, the term is usually hyphenated as African-American.

  • also known as Black American, Afro-American, Black, Africian-American

Phrases with African American

  1. african american english
  2. african american vernacular english

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Google previewIncreasing Multicultural Understanding (2013)

by Don C. Locke, Deryl F. Bailey

African American refers to descendants of enslaved Black people who are from the United States. The reason we use an entire continent...

The issue of who is an African American is a complex one. Eugene Robinson, a Washington Post ...

Google previewThe Poetry Life (2008)

Ten Stories by Baron Wormser

Being African American means you have paranoia in your genes. It's intelligent paranoia, though, because it's made of self-protection, caution, and wariness. Every African American is a public figure because every African American exists as ...

Google previewPostmodernism, Traditional Cultural Forms, and African American Narratives (2013)

by W. Lawrence Hogue

But within planetary modernity, the African American is a subject with agency and distinct subjectivity ...

Google previewSocial Class (2008)

How Does It Work? by Annette Lareau, Dalton Conley

reproduces the observed nineteen-percentage-point difference between African Americans and whites.21 In the net effects model the coefficient for being African American is a trivial−.096 (its standard error is .104), which corresponds to an ...

Google previewThe Big Book of Jewish Conspiracies (2005)

by David Deutsch, Joshua Neuman

African American is a cultural, not a racial, term that is useful if used properly. lt often is not, however, and does at times leave something to be desired. For example, although a white American born in South Africa would seem to be a clear-cut ...

Google previewAmerica, A Narrative History (2016)

by CTI Reviews

A South African American refers to a people who live in the United States and who originate fromSouth Africa. There are 45,569 people today in the United States who claim South African ancestry. The majority were White South African, most ...

Google previewThe Cambridge Companion to Black Theology (2012)

by Dwight N. Hopkins, Edward P. Antonio

For most black Americans, the designation African American is a straightforward descriptor for what it means to be ...

Google previewHemispheric American Studies (2007)

by Caroline F. Levander, Robert S. Levine

African American here refers to people of African descent from the United States. African American is a general term more appropriate for describing all people of African descent in the Americas. Black here is intended as a general term to ...


by Dr. Rose Sabina Griffith Hunte

However, African American is a misnomer because anyone immigrating to the United States from Africa, be they black or white, becomes an African American once naturalized. For example, a state judge of Omaha, Nebraska, is a Kenyan who ...

Google previewFamily Therapy (2010)

Models and Techniques by Janice M. Rasheed, Mikal N. Rasheed, James A. Marley

In this chapter, the term African American refers to descendents of enslaved Africans brought to the United States.

Google previewEncyclopedia of African American Women Writers (2007)

by Yolanda Williams Page

However, interested readers will find readily that Baker's chosen genre is African American lesbian detective fiction, showcasing African American characters in complicated personal and professional situations. MAJOR WORKS Baker's major ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of African American Television (2014)

by Kathleen Fearn-Banks, Anne Burford-Johnson

It includes African American actors and performers with starring, regular, or key roles in nationally aired television series, made-for-television movies, documentaries, specials, and miniseries. It also lists key productions with African American ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of African American Military History (2004)

by William Weir

Although the MILITIA ACT OF 1862 allowed the enlistment of free blacks in the army and the EMANCIPATION PROCLAMATION allowed the enlistment of former slaves, only a few African American units were in action in early 1863— the ...

Google previewOrganizing Black America: An Encyclopedia of African American Associations (2003)

by Nina Mjagkij

That year, black methodists established the Central Jurisdiction that represented African American interests in the Methodist Church. In July 1967, however, the pending union of the MethodistChurch andthe Evangelical United Brethren ...

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I think, though, as African-American women, we are always trained to value our community even at the expense of ourselves, and so we attempt to protect the African-American community. (Anita Hill)
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