Are Caucasians from Africa who legally immigrated to America considered "AFRICAN AMERICAN"?

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    They are, right? "AFRICAN AMERICAN" denotes a region of origin, not skin color....unless you are racist and judge people based on skin color.

    Maybe we should have "DARK SKINNED AMERICANS" to be more accurate....to be inclusive of our Caribbean brothers and sisters from countries like Jamaica and Barbados.

    A south African immigrant who gets legal resident status in America should get all the benefits of any African American, correct?
     
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    Sand "Africans"?
     
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    Why wouldn't they be?
     
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    Why would they want to be?
     
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    Because they are African Americans. Why lie? Is that something you think is appropriate?
     
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    I'm pretty sure they would prefer being called Arab-Americans, Tunisian-Americans and so on. They own the stores that African-Americans shop in.
     
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    Elon Musk = African American
     
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    Only if they are stupid.
     
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    Anyone with African Ancestry who currently resides in America is an "AFRICAN AMERICAN".

    We don't change classifications of Cuban-Americans based on the darkness of the pigment in their skin.

    It's funny when Universities rescind scholarships for Africans Americans who aren't black enough.

    They should be accurate. "BLACKS" would include EVERYONE with dark pigment in their skin. That seems more accurate than a geographic identifier.

    Jamaican with dark skin, raised in Sweden since they were a baby, moves to America and becomes a citizen when they are 30 years old.

    Once they move to America, how do we hyphenate them and make sure their victimhood is adequately identified?
     
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    I know two African Americans who are Night Hawks in the KKK. South African Boers determined to stop White geNOcide before Capetown comes to US.
     
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