JSmith1283 (
28 Aug 1995 01:12:15 -0400

RE: Use of the term African-American

First of all, I alternate between AA and black when referencing myself and
other's of a like consciousness. I do not claim that all dark people are
AA or would call themselves black (even thought they are). Re: the black
Italians, have you ever heard of Hanibal and his warriors? Check your
history as it might shed some light on how those Italians got to be black.
It is not necessary that black Italians, Jamaicans or whatever call
themselves what I call myself. So what is your point.

BTW, I have referenced "AA" twice and "black" five times and "dark people"
once. What do those stats tell you? Duh?