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    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     "This has really frustrated me every since I’ve entered the college world," says GoGreen58 of the term "African-American." "I’m tired of my skin color separating me from truly feeling 100% a part of the greatest country on Earth...whites in America consider themselves as American, nothing more or nothing less. Why do they get to be the only group in this country, which gets that label of only being an American?" His preferred term, if one is necessary, is "black American," though he says "[I] just wish people in our own country would see themselves as just Americans." He previously addressed the same issue in the context of the 2012 Olympics.
    - rachel8, CNN iReport producer

    @ByronThomas7

    This goes out to professors across this country. My name is Byron Thomas and I attend the University of South Carolina. It really frustrates me when y'all use the words African American, to describe blacks in America. The word African American makes me feel like I'm not 100% American. It makes me feel like I was born somewhere in Africa and came over here and got my citizenship. But I was born an American and I will die an American because that's what I am. Why can't I be like whites in America and just be an American? I see myself just like them because they're an American citizen and I'm an American citizen. The world views us all as Americans. That 17 trillion in counting debt is an American debt. We are One Nation Under God! So please professors, can y'all stop using the words African American to describe blacks in America. Overwhelm People with Love and May God Bless the United States of America

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