The “African American” vote? Please. The horrible term hadn’t even been invented then.
At a local restaurant a couple of young black guys were referring to themselves as “African American.” A retire black gentleman walked over and interrupted them to ask, “when was the last time you were in Africa?” His question was met with silence and bewilderment. He paid he bill and walked out. Obviously he was a proud American.
African-American: I refuse to use the ridiculous term. I’ve seen the nomenclature change from “Colored” to “Negro” to “Black” to “Afro-American”, and finally(?) to “African-American”.