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Al Shearer

Say it Loud ... I'm BLACK!

Not African-American

2/8/2012 2:30 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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"Glory Road" actor Al Shearer wants to be called Black instead of African-American -- and a heated newsroom debate reveals almost everyone's got issues with labels. God, PC is exhausting!

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31.

Pudding Tang    

↑ so things are so sensitive that a country in Africa gets bleeped because it has one less 'g' than the 'n' word which proves my point as stated above

985 days ago
32.

Mayu    

White people are not European American, So why are black people African American? Half the black people in the united states are so far removed from Africa... Half haven't even BEEN to Africa. If your great, great grandparents, your great grandparents, your grandparents, your parents and then you were all born in America... you're American. Drop the African. You're not from Africa.

985 days ago
33.

MzReeses    

AMEN my brother!

985 days ago
34.

CDitty01    

I agree. Who came up with this "African American" crap? I guess they didn't realize they forget that plenty of White people are from South Africa, so they should be called African American as well.

985 days ago
35.

Bob    

Thank you! If you are white, from South Africa and am American citizen, you would technically be African-American!

I think we confused skin color and ethnicity all of the time!

985 days ago
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