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African Americans

African Americans (also referred to as Black Americans or Afro-Americans) are an ethnic group of Americans with total or partial ancestry from any of the black racial groups of Africa. This term may also be used to include only those individuals who are descended from enslaved Africans. As a compound adjective, the term is usually hyphenated as .

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"Dear White People" This is a trailer for a film still in production, which weaves together the stories of four black students at an Ivy League college where a riot breaks out over a popular “African American” themed party thrown by white students. With tongue planted firmly in cheek, the film will explore racial identity in “post-racial” America while weaving a universal story of forging one’s unique path in the world.

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