African American

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  • IPA: /ˈæf.ɹɪ.kən əˈmɛɹɪkən/


African American

Some famous African Americans
  1. An African American is an American person with African or Black ancestry.


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Usage notes[change]

  • African American is a somewhat formal phrase, and often seen as a politically correct way to say "black person".
  • Other than "black person" and "person of color", most other synonyms are no longer used, and are likely to be considered offensive.