ERIC Number: EJ324742
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1985
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Black, Negro, or Afro-American? The Differences Are Crucial!
Fairchild, Halford H.
Journal of Black Studies, v16 n1 p47-55 Sep 1985
The attitudinal responses of 119 White undergraduates to the terms "Black,""Negro," and "Afro-American" were measured. The apparent negative connotations of the first two terms suggest that using "Afro-American" would remove the ambiguity of when to capitilize; formalize the "African Connection"; attenuate White hostilities; and, finally, connote more dignity and respect. (KH)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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