How is it that researchers/journaists totally miss how the world has changed – There are still many negative effects of old racism but the world has really changed and these are the people who led the change.
African-American says little since Africa is not single culture, nation, or ethic grouping. A Black-American represents a diverse group of people who created a new culture in America and ultimately the world. With Jass/Jazz in music, language, style, all sort of arts, new art forms were invented and a new culture. That culture, which is uniquely American has become the unifying global youth culture. Hip Hop and Rap – the modern forms of jazz and blues can be heard and see in youth culture from Japan, China, India, Iraq, Egypt, Serbia, Bulgaria, Italy, England, Ireland, Spain, Argentina, Chile and beyond. One need only view and listen to Chile’s Ana Tijoux’s – Vengo explosion on the world this hear to understand my point.
What follows is a view based on the 19th century, not the 20th or 21st.
What accounts for the difference? Today, in popular culture and journalistic discourse, the terms black and African-American are often used interchangeably, and neither has established a leg up over the other as the more progressive linguistic choice. But perhaps civil rights and religious leader Jesse Jackson, who championed “African-American” in the 1980s, was right to assume that the term served as an opportunity to recast black America in a more positive light. As Joe Pinsker notes at the Atlantic, the logic was that it “echoed the labels of groups, such as ‘Italian-Americans’ and ‘Irish-Americans,’ that had already been freed of widespread discrimination