riccardo426 wrote:Most of the times it is listed as Black/African-American, not just African-American. While technically African-American could mean americans of african descent, it instead refers to those descended from former slaves. Try applying for a scholarship for African-Americans, and see how they react when you go into the interview.
I don't know how black Africans get treated, but Egyptian definitely does not count. There have been similar threads about Moroccans here, I believe.
Whoa. So this is similar to proving your royal bloodline by attaching a family tree, only this one dates back to colonial slaves?
It's for under-representation in the profession. Your enslaved ancestors have nothing to do with it.