Quote, originally posted by gizmopop » I thought he was british?
He is. That's why someone commented on it. People are so afraid of saying 'black guy' that some moronic broadcaster called this British black kid 'African-American'. Stupid. I don't know any black people offended by the term 'black guy'. I've heard some say 'I'm not black'(meaning they aren't physically the color black), but then again, I've been called 'white guy' a million times, but I'm not exactly the color white either.
I dunno. It's a huge deal in the media if someone says 'black guy' when it has to do with someone's success in a medium where there just haven't been many black participants, but it's never obsessed over when the term 'white' is used when a white guy has success in a medium where there haven't been many white participants - the only example I can think of is Eminem. Why must everyone in the media say 'African-American', when 'white guy' is perfectly fine?
Hell, Lewis Hamilton is no more African than I am German.
I dunno. I just don't get the drama.
Modified by veedub87 at 10:50 PM 6-15-2007