African American tags for non African American writers/topics

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African American tags for non African American writers/topics

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1GISbooks
Editat: abr. 20, 2011, 4:22am

I'm starting to do some serious tagging and getting a laugh out of this occurrence. (see Olaudah Equiano, Jamaica Kincaid...etc)

2Nicole_VanK
Editat: abr. 20, 2011, 4:44am

Well, I guess you could argue that Olaudah Equiano is relevant to African American history / experience.

But overall, it reminds me of an interview (I think during the last summer Olympics), where some journalist referred to a black British athlete as a "British African American".

In a way, it's all "newspeak".

3GISbooks
Editat: abr. 20, 2011, 5:02am

it's all "newspeak"

love the 1984 reference.

4Sakerfalcon
abr. 20, 2011, 5:16am

When I lived in Philadelphia, someone told me that their child had to do a project on a famous African-American and had picked Nelson Mandela. The conversation had moved on before my brain could formulate a response!