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- African Americans a.k.a. 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
- African Americans is a website category.
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Disparities in Psychiatric Care by Pedro Ruiz, Annelle Primm
The reason for choosing African Americans is that they are the predominant subject of the limited studies on ethnic and racial disparities in the substance abuse literature. Furthermore, selecting one group to focus on within the scope of a ...
by Jessie Carney Smith
By the late 1950s, and early 1960s, African Americans became known as consumers who sought status and prestige by purchasing leading brands, and numerous articles and trade publications described African Americans as such. Despite ...
by George B. Kirsch, Othello Harris, Claire Elaine Nolte
AFRICAN AMERICANS 19 in a brief period of time, gone from claiming that African Americans lacked the ability to participate in sports with whites (which was used as a justification for segregated sports), to declaring that African Americans are ...
An Encyclopedia by James B. Minahan
African Americans live throughout the United States, with larger populations in the ...
From the Colonial Period to the Age of Frederick Douglass Three-volume Set by Paul Finkelman
From the earliest settlement of America to the present, relations between Africans and Europeans—and then later African Americans and white Americans—have been central to U.S. history. In many ways there are two African American ...
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African Americans make up about 13 percent of the U.S. population but comprise 32 percent of patients treated for kidney failure, giving them a kidney failure rate that is 4.2 times greater than that of white Americans. (Xavier Becerra)
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