Friday, July 26, 2013

Black or African American?

Which term do African Americans prefer? According to a Gallup poll, 65 percent of blacks say it does not matter whether the term "black" or "African American" is used.

There is little variation by age in this attitude, with the proportion of blacks who say either term is ok ranging from a low of 62 percent among 18-to-29-year-olds (with 20 percent preferring African American and 17 percent black) to a high of 73 percent among those aged 65 or older (with 16 percent preferring African American and 11 percent black).

Source: Gallup, U.S. Blacks, Hispanics Have No Preferences on Group Label

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