Unfortunately, whomever started the term "African-American" should be thrashed! Blacks in America are not Africans. They are Americans - just that their ancestors were from Africa. Would it not be ridiculous if we had all these Italian-Americans, German-Americans and on and on? All this does is continue the racism which divides our wonderful country.
And, on another note, I saw this quote the other day which is so true:
"If blacks had been able to have guns, they never would have been Slaves!"