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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 previewPsychosocial Aspects of Disability (2011)

Insider Perspectives and Strategies for Counselors by Noreen M. Glover-Graf, RhD, CRC, Michael J. Millington, PhD, CRC

AFRICAN AMERICAN ROOTS The term African American is a categorical aggregate of people with diverse geographic African origins, ethnic influences ( e.g., West Indian, Haitian, Spanish, and Native American), and community histories in ...

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 who ...

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 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 a person of African descent living in the United States of ...

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 Business (2006)

by Jessie Carney Smith

African American business history records available at the U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) provide data relating a wide variety of enterprises from one- or two-person operations like barbershops and beauty salons ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of African American Education (2010)

by Kofi Lomotey

was a lawsuit filed on behalf of African American students of a legally segregated high school in Prince Edward, Virginia. The initial lawsuit was merged with other similar school desegregation ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of African American Theater (2008)

by Anthony D. Hill, Douglas Q. Barnett

It traces African American history from slavery to the present hip-hop movement ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of African American Popular Culture [4 volumes] (2010)

by Jessie Carney Smith

Yolande Daniels situate African American ...

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I am famous because I am an African American jazz artist. (Nat King Cole)
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