African American

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  • IPA: /ˈæf.ɹɪ.kən əˈmɛɹɪkən/

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African American

Some famous African Americans
  1. An African American is an American person with African or Black ancestry.
    Barack Obama was the first African American President of the United States.

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  • 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.