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African American

An American citizen with origins in any of the black racial groups of Africa.
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African American

Multiculture A person having origins in any of the black racial groups of Africa. See Race.
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A: Law enforcement has always been biased against black Americans. It is important not to divorce the practices of law enforcement from a broader discrimination against black Americans as old as America itself.
Whether we look at Ferguson, Missouri or Tulsa, Oklahoma or the sick and sad tradition of lynching black Americans over a period of one hundred years after Emancipation, we know that the condition of black Americans has been different from that of the members of any of the ethnic groups mentioned.
The Black American community has been through some very difficult and trying times throughout history, and sadly till today there is still a lot of inequality.
They pertain to, among other things, citizenship, civil rights, and civil liberties as well as the problems of whether or not black Americans should be disallowed to vote, whether or not black Americans should always vote for the Republican Party when they were allowed to vote, and whether or not black Americans should emigrate in large numbers from the United States to some or another place without it such as Africa, Canada, or Central or South America.
His continued efforts to improve the education of blacks (through his work at Tuskegee) demonstrated his conviction that Black Americans needed education to contest the ideological, emotional, and physical assault of racism.
In this study, the 12-month survival rate for white Americans was 34 percent, compared to 19 percent among black Americans. Though the difference between the races narrowed over time, the mortality rate continued to be better for white Americans.
The study found that black Americans ages 18 to 49 are two times as likely to die of heart disease than whites, while blacks ages 35 to 64 were 50 percent more likely to have high blood pressure than whites.
220 pages in length, Black Americans In The 21st Century: Integrating Or Segregating is being aggressively promoted to appropriate markets with a focus on the social sciences and African-American ethnic studies category.
This particular pluralism occurred perhaps most famously in the opening pages of Souls, where Du Bois initially sets forth his theory of "double consciousness." There he observes that the black American ever feels his two-ness, "an American, a Negro," and he goes on to identify the longing to merge these two halves into a harmonious whole as the great struggle of the American Negro.
As African American Harry Haywood, a former member of the ABB stated, the group was "the first serious attempt by Blacks to adopt the Marxist world view and the theory of class struggle to the problems of Black Americans." (20) Its cadre of loyal followers would become the foundation in recruiting new members to the party during its heyday in the late 1930s.
Black Americans continue to be burdened by the legacy of centuries of racism and discrimination: high unemployment, barriers to quality education and affordable healthcare, and institutions arrayed against the stability and prosperity of our communities.
Black Americans for Life (BAL) is planning to expand its activities this February during National Black History Month to help educate African Americans on how they can save Black babies from abortion.

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