To: Cyber Liberty; livius
livius: Maybe colored was the offensive term. But one never knows what is the non-offensive term. Sometimes its black, sometimes African American, sometimes who knows what it is. Colored was actually a polite term in its day.
Cyber Liberty: Maybe we can ring up the NAACP and ask?
I believe it was Jesse Jackson who PUSHed the idea of using the term "African-American" into usage, replacing "Afro American" which had earlier replaced "colored". It was added to the lexicon of PC journalists in the early '80s (I think) and eventually went mainstream.
I don't know why they didn't change the NAACP's name accordingly. Perhaps because it would be NAAAA. ;-)
The "United Negro College Fund" is an anachronism today but I actually saw a television ad for it only a few months ago.
posted on 03/28/2012 5:31:35 PM PDT
It's not racist if they do it.....
posted on 03/28/2012 6:03:49 PM PDT
by Cyber Liberty
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