Bsi 2,044.87 -4.13 -.23%
John McWhorter may think it's time to "retire" the term African-American, but we call bullshit.
First, people are allowed to define themselves however they choose (an exercise Mr. McWorter is clearly indulging in). But second, since Africa isn't a country, what's wrong with calling Nigerian, Senagalese, Egyptian, etc. immigrants by their country of origin? You know, like we do Irish, Italian and German Americans.
African-American may not be a perfect term to describe the sons and daughers of slaves, but its the one we've chose. So it's fine by us.