Not typically, for most official matters that concern ethnicity or race for demographic or special assistance purposes.
The distinction is more linked with ancestry than geography or passport status.
Indeed, many North Africans have been considered "White" in some U.S. contexts, regardless of color, due to the special historic and social context for "African-American" in the USA, as distinguished from recent, willful immigrants to the USA or residents there from Africa.
if your ancestors are from Africa
actually the ancestial land of African Americans trace back to israel.
yes she is. any black person is African or African American is because our ancestors came from Africa (if your African American) during slavery and if they had kids it would go down in history
African American is a generic name for people in modern America, whose ancestors originally were brought from the African continent as slaves.
African descent means the person has ancestors who lived in Africa.
Someone of African heritage. Their ancestors are originally from Africa. Having an African background.....
African-Americans are US citizens whose ancestors are (usually) from the continent of Africa. Africans who live in an African country would be referred to by their country of citizenship (e.g., Namibians, Kenyans) and would not be called African-Americans. An African-American visiting Africa would simply be thought of as an "American" or "US citizen" to the local population.
No, P. Diddy is African-American. The ancestors of African-Americans were taken from mainly West, Central and sometimes Southern Africa (sometimes Mozambique as well). But no slaves were taken from the Horn of Africa. The Horn of Africa includes Somalia.
I grew up in an African Diaspora, where many of the villagers had ancestors from Africa.
No. American is the correct term. Afro- American would mean, your ancestors are from "Africa". There is no country called Africa-America. Black is only a color like green, blue, red etc. Nationalities are the country you live in. Say like African, American, Jamaican, Indian etc.
Ha, false of course. They didn't come from Africa their ancestors did.
No he's considered Mexican! dumb-aNo, it definitely depends on what part of the world he is born..lets say the parents are from Africa but then moved to America and gave birth to the child in new york is the child African American
Nope, they're considered either Americans or Puerto Ricans (As P.R. is an American Territory). Africans are in/from Africa.
Martin Luther King Jr. could be considered African-American or American because the generations of his family before him were taken from Africa by the Americans, but he was born in America.
Neither. The cannot be African American because Jamaica is not part of America, nor is it part of Africa. Jamaicans are considered Black Caribbean.
One view: Over so many generations of being in the New World, African Americans are no longer attached to their native Africa and have developed a unique African American culture.Another view: Because they are not nor were they ancestors from "Africa" like it is often portrayed, but are descendants of Israel. The connection is not there to Africa because it wasn't truly ever.
African American slavery was the exploitation of people from Africa by Europeans.
Because she's from South Africa, making her....African American.
Not all african americans are black. It just means someone who was born in one but is a citizen of the other. For example, someone who was born in Africa but is now an american citizen would be an african american. I'm not sure what others would think about this, but I would suggest you could still be considered an african american if your parents/grandparents immigrated.
African American slavery
West Africa is significant for African-American history because of the slave trade. Most slaves arriving in America were from West and Central Africa.
NO she was not african american. She was simply american
The ancestors of the African Americans were nearly all transported to America from Africa as slaves. The question is were African Amercians colonized or immigrated to the U.S.?
NO because they were not born in America, if they were born here than they will be African- American even if there color is white, because they have origins in Africa. ----- The dictionaries I have say that an African American is a Black American of African descent. Some add that the person is of sub-Saharan African descent. There is a link to a dictionary entry below.