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Afrikan Amerikan, (the term); a brief history

Date:
Sat, 1600-12-23

*The term African American is celebrated on this dates Registry.

In August of 2005, an Ethiopian-born activist named Abdulaziz Kamus seemed to melt into the crowd; a sea of black professors, health experts and community leaders considering how to educate blacks about the dangers of prostate cancer. But when he piped up to suggest focusing some attention on African immigrants, the dividing lines were quickly and pointedly drawn.

The focus of the campaign, the activist, Kamus, was told, would be strictly on African-Americans. “He said, ‘but I am African and I am an American citizen; am I not African-American?’ ““They said ‘No, no, no, not you.’ “The census is claiming me as an African-American,” said Kamus, who has lived in this country for 20 years.” If I walk down the streets, white people see me as an African-American. Yet African-Americans…

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