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Is it not time people were labelled correctly?
03-14-2010, 11:55 AM (This post was last modified: 03-14-2010 11:55 AM by Aijan7d.)
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Is it not time people were labelled correctly?
The term Negro or African Caribbean should be used for 'black' people and Caucasian for 'white' people. Nobody would dream of calling Indians/Middle Easterns 'brown' people whether on paper or in discussions!

Modern language uses: Black, Black African for people native to the African continent, and African American for people in U.S.A..

"Negro" superseded "colored" as the most polite terminology, at a time when "black" was more offensive.

Progress. The United States Census Bureau announced that Negro would be included on the 2010 United States Census, alongside "Black" and "African-American," because some older Americans still self-identify with the term. Source: http://2010.census.gov/2010census/how/in...e-form.php
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04-01-2010, 10:45 PM
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RE: Is it not time people were labelled correctly?
(03-14-2010 11:55 AM)Aijan7d Wrote:  The term Negro or African Caribbean should be used for 'black' people and Caucasian for 'white' people. Nobody would dream of calling Indians/Middle Easterns 'brown' people whether on paper or in discussions!

Modern language uses: Black, Black African for people native to the African continent, and African American for people in U.S.A..

"Negro" superseded "colored" as the most polite terminology, at a time when "black" was more offensive.

Progress. The United States Census Bureau announced that Negro would be included on the 2010 United States Census, alongside "Black" and "African-American," because some older Americans still self-identify with the term. Source: http://2010.census.gov/2010census/how/in...e-form.php

I don't feel that Afro-Caribbean should be an option on the census, because it's not specific enough. Does it include only Africans? What about those of Carib or Arawak descent? What about those born and raised in the Caribbean who are black?
It also suggests that the Afro-Caribbean religions are for people of African descent only, and that just isn't true.

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