Is 'African American' a race or an ethnicity?

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Is 'African American' a race or an ethnicity?

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  1. manifold
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    Please vote and discuss.
     
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    Both.
     
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    I haven't voted yet. Convince me I should vote both... please. :D
     
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    I don't see a difference between Afro-American and Afro-Caribbean. In both cases, the first part is the person's race, the second part is their ethnicity/region of origin.
     
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    So you're saying that 'African' is a race, but not an ethnicity?
     
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    Color has priviledges, so I'd say it's a privilege.
     
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    Lets's see. An African American is an American whose ancestry in rooted in Africa. You know, like Teresa Heinz Kerry. Anyway, that would make it ethnicity in my book.
     
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    I see we have one vote for Neither.

    I'm definitely interested in hearing the argument for that vote. :eusa_whistle:
     
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    Last edited: Apr 16, 2012
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    Do I know you? :eusa_eh:

    Does catz know you're speaking for her?
     

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