Cultural Differences Between Blacks And African Americans

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I prefer the term “American” over all! I am a women of color and PROUD of it, but these labels only shape our perception of each other. When necessary I use the term black, but both terms, “black” and “African American” in my opinion are viewed in good/bad light, it all depends on how an individual see themselves or others. I am not trying to sway anyone to pick a word over another, I just want to share things that I have heard and/or read whether fact or fiction…The term black people on one hand is a symbol of pride and empowerment, but on the hand, its perceived as derogatory such as referring this group as gangsters or gorillas. The term African American is viewed as partial ancestry of African heritage and is also viewed as enslaved
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