African American/ Black is a term that has previously been used to describe the same racial & ethnic group in the U.S. While these terms have been used interchangeably, there is a distinct difference. African American historically describes people who decent from ancestors originating in Africa who were enslaved in this country. Black describes those with dark complexion that can originate from any country and are united with common experiences of racial discrimination and systematic oppression. Many Black people in America have had their ancestry stripped away and therefore cannot trace their lineage to a specific country in Africa, so it is advised to use the term “Black” unless otherwise requested. (McDonald, 2021)
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