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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.


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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