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Questions About Political Correctness

My husband and I were talking about Political Correctness this weekend and had some questions.

1.) In America, black people are African-Americans. What are they called in other countries? If they are black people born in Mexico, are they African-Mexicans? When I Googled that, I got people that were bi-racial. Are black people in Canada African-Canadians?

2.) Is America the only place where people place so much stress on Political Correctness? To me, it just seems like it's not so much of an issue in other countries. Maybe I just don't pay enough attention.

I'm not trying to be offensive so please don't take my questions that way. I am just really curious. I asked some ladies that I work with and even though they were African-American they didn't know. We tried to do some looking around on Google but came up with mostly information about bi-racial people and that's not really what I'm looking for.

I just thought it was an interesting question. I'm not really looking for sarcastic answers either, just serious ones.
Tags: english language, politics, social issues
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