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Author: Crazyinlovefool Big red star, 1000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 1952  
Subject: Re: Serious Question Date: 2/21/2002 12:50 AM
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Also, I read an intro in one of Iyanla Vanzant's book about her choice of "African-American." She said she didn't want to use the word "black" because the word "lack" is in there. I thought it was interesting. I also thought it was a way of taking out the color issue out of race, by not using "black" literally. I think there should be a way of using the terms according to how the person referred to chooses... usually the best way is asking directly and lessen the chance of accidental offense.

Meg

So from African-American we would get "i can-i can", and from Asian-American we would get As i-Am i can. It just goes to show it's all in how you look at things as well as people.

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