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For some children of immigrants, ‘African American’ doesn’t fit their unique, Black experiences in the US

Some children of African and Caribbean immigrants refuse to assimilate or accept labels like ‘African American.’

An individual with an American flag wrapped around them.
Activists say combating racism is sidetracked by debates about country of origin. Photo: Getty Images

By Keishel Williams

Alex Love is a born and raised New Yorker. She’s lived in that city for the past 34 years she’s been on this earth. But unlike…



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