I agree with the caucasian american thing. Some how, being white and Anglo-Saxon is always made invisible in our labels. Do not labels, in them selves, distort reality though? I actually don't like the term black as it lumps all dark skinned people together, when in reality, there is a tremendous amount of cultural and historical difference between black people. African American, again, is dubious because Africa is a huge place with different cultural, political, economic realities depending upon the geographic location. Aboriginal, again, distorts reality. I forget the precise number, but there are either other 200 or 300 First Nations tribes in Canada alone (along with the Metis and the Inuit). There are some similarities, but it would be a mistake to think that all Aboriginal tribes are homogeneous.
But yah, what can you really do? Do you have an alternative to labels? Was your point that we should adopt neutral labels? But then, what are they?
Originally Posted by MariconesUnited
Having said all that, I understand that blacks have their specific history and culture as well. I just think political correctness is distorting reality yet again.