What’s the difference between the terms, “African American” and “Black American”?

Image by Alona Miller, Visual Managing Editor at The Shakerite

During my first year at Boston University, I completed an introductory writing research course titled, “African American Voices,” and learned a distinction that edified my racial identity and affirmed a sentiment on which I’ve been ruminating since childhood: There is a distinct application between using the terms, “African American” and “Black…

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Paul Renolis

Paul Renolis

San Francisco-based actor, chorographer, drag queen, and writer that explores black joy. prenolis.com