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  • multiracialbookclub
    In general, most people need and should to try to learn, understand, remember, reinforce and teach the fact that the term African-American is to be used only
    Message 1 of 1 , Aug 7, 2005
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      In general, most people need and should to try to learn,
      understand, remember, reinforce and teach the fact that the
      term 'African-American' is to be used only in reference a very
      specific and particular ETHNIC (not 'Racial') categorization –
      and also that this particular 'Ethnic' grouping is actually largely
      (+70%) of fully MULTI-RACIAL (not 'Mono-Racial') lineage.

      Seeing that most people who lay claim to being within the
      'AFRICAN-AMERICAN' `ethnicity' are, in reality, actually of
      a "Tri-Racial" ancestral heritage (i.e. Black / Amer-Indian /
      White) --- it only seems reasonable and logical that this
      specific group, should, in fact, actually (like 'Latinos') be listed
      as a 'Multi-racial' (rather than a 'Mono-racial') "ETHNIC" group.

      It must be pointed out that 'AFRICAN-AMERICAN' is actually an
      ETHNICITY (not a RACE) and is currently listed in the 'BLACK'
      RACIAL category – rather than in the MULTI-RACIAL category.

      The African-American Ethnic Grouping is, in reality, one of
      'The' quintessential examples' of a Multi-Generational
      Multiracial (MGM) Ethnic Grouping of People.

      (The use of this word ETHNICITY can be compared to
      it's usage found in descriptions of those groups in the
      "WHITE" RACIAL category --- such as 'Swedish' or 'Irish')

      NOTE:

      Not every "BLACK" person living in America, can lay claim to
      the 'AFRICAN-AMERICAN' ETHNIC heritage (as only
      those who are "the descendents of the survivors of the
      'Negro Chattel-Slavery System' which took place on
      the continental United States during the Antebellem era"
      can make this claim).

      [ex. There are more than a Billion 'Black' persons on the planet –
      yet only 13 Million of the people who have been given the label
      of `black' can claim to being "Descendants of the Survivors of the
      American System of 'Negro-Chattel Slavery System' which took
      place on the continental United States during the Antebellem era" '
      (i.e. are actually of the 'AFRICAN-AMERICAN' ETNNICITY)]

      ALSO:

      Not every person --- who claims to be of the
      'AFRICAN-AMERICAN' ETHNICITY -- also lays
      claim to being of the "BLACK" RACIAL group.

      [For instance, Senator Hilary Clinton -- who clearly identifies
      as being of the "WHITE" RACIAL group, is also said to have laid
      a claim to having an 'AFRICAN-AMERICAN' ETHNIC heritage --
      when, after reviewing her family tree, discovered that
      she also was, in fact, the descendant of a survivor
      of American 'Negro Chattel Slavery' (as opposed to
      the more temporal White-Indentured-Servitude').

      Again, Senator Clinton is not, and does not in any way claim
      to be of the 'BLACK' RACE, yet can and does rightfully
      make a claim to an 'AFRICAN-AMERICAN' ETHNICITY.]

      [NOTE: MGM=MULTI-GENerationally MIXED /
      MIXED=Multi-racial/ethnic admixtured]
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