After all, the United State has twice elected an african-american President.
And he was right: reports indicate record turnout for african-american voters in key states across the country.
Even though we have an african-american president, the topic of race is fraught with triggers, as Ferguson shows.
isolated instances from at least 1863 (Afro-American is attested in 1853, in freemen's publications in Canada), but the modern use is a re-invention first attested 1969 (in reference to the African-American Teachers Association) which became the preferred term in some circles for "U.S. black" (noun or adjective) by the late 1980s. Mencken, 1921, reports Aframerican "is now very commonly used in the Negro press."