Why don't you use a term "Negro"

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    Is it a kind of insult? Why?

    "Afroamerican" is not correct. I faced a situation when negros from Africa, Asia or Europe were called afroamericans...looks pretty stupid.
     
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    It is offensive
     
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    I use it all the time. It’s common parlance.
     
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    Use of the word picked back up as the Nazi crowd hijacked the government for a while last year, but they've been soundly beaten into submission. So don't worry about it too much.
     
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    But why?

    There are 3 races on earth: europeoids, negroids and mongoloid
    So, what is offensive to call white Europeans, black - negros, asians - mongols?
    I don't see any offensive, honestly.
    But calling all white Europeans is not correct as they might be from Americas, asia or any other continent. Mongols may be confused to nation of Mongolia, so Asian is more understandable. But negros is the most correct for calling black people, isn't it?
     
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    I'm 61. As a kid, I was first taught to say, "Negroes." Then it was changed to, "Afro-Americans." Then it became, "Blacks." Now it's, "African-Americans", even when we're not referring to a Black person from America. Now THAT's ridiculous.
     
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    Political correctness in USA has reached its absurd. Negro is a name of race (one of many) and the others seem to be ok. But it's really ridiculous to call a Negro African American in USA, African Frenchmen in France, African African in Africa and so on by the number of the countries existing in the world, especially now, when Negroes exist in almost all the existing countries.
     
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    It's Spanish for Black ... if I wanted to describe the color of my car to a Spanish-speaker, I would totally use the word Negro.

    Mi carro es negro.
     
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    Why?

    Because the terms Negro, Colored and N*gger were used in Jim Crow America to demean blacks and keep them in their place. After the Civil Rights era, Blacks no longer tolerated the terms

    Why do you want to use the term if it is considered Offensive?
     
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    How about Schwarzenegger? His last name is two times not political correct. I believe Schwarz means black in German language.

    schwarz - Wiktionary
     
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