In the Usage section, is this note, "This term is preferred to black by some blacks," facetious?
I don't believe this definition is correct, as this term should not and is not used to refer to Australian Aborigines, Papuans, etc.:
" (nonstandard, US) Any black person. "
188.8.131.52 16:44, 16 June 2010 (UTC)
- I agree with the above poster. This is insane. Nelson Mandela is not "African-American", Naomi Campbell is not "African-American", neither of them are American, so how can they be African-American? If people use the term African-American to mean any black person then they are using it wrongly, it's not a nonstandard definition, it's just a completely mistaken use of the term. I can't believe you will find any dictionary or reputable source that will support this definition.184.108.40.206 08:40, 2 July 2011 (UTC)
- Yeah. People will sometimes used the term "African-American" incorrectly to refer to black people that aren't from the United States. This mistake should be mentioned in the usage notes, which I have added. —This unsigned comment was added by 220.127.116.11 (talk) 03:03, 16 August 2012 (UTC).
- Y'all aren't really making sense. I mean, the original commenter's comment makes sense: (s)he claims that the term is not used this way. That claim is mistaken, but at least it's coherent. But the latter two commenters' comments are self-contradictory. People use the term this way, and it's nonstandard. You obviously accept that people use this way, and you obviously consider it nonstandard. So you're objecting to the entry containing information that you agree with, on the grounds that . . . you don't like the information? You find it too NPOV? What? —RuakhTALK 04:03, 16 August 2012 (UTC)