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Donald Trump Really Needs To Quit Saying 'The African Americans'


Donald Trump Really Needs To Quit Saying 'The African Americans'

Donald Trump thinks it’s cool to call black people “the African Americans.” It’s not. 

During the final presidential debate on Wednesday night, the Republican nominee made offensive closing remarks that reinforced his racist pitch to “make America great again.” 

“We need law and order, our inner cities are a disaster,” Trump said at the debate. “You get shot walking to the store. They have no education. They have no jobs. I will do more for the African-Americans and Latinos than [Hillary Clinton] can do in 10 lifetimes.”

There are many problematic parts to Trump’s pitch to black voters. He repeatedly implies that all black people are uneducated, unemployed and that we all live in inner-cities. However, labeling us “the African Americans” is perhaps one of the most offensive things he does because it dehumanizes, disrespects and denigrates black people. He has also previously called African Americans “the blacks.” 

Twitter noticed the insensitive comments and expressed their fury and displeasure over his remarks on black voters: 

Referring to a diverse community of people as "the African-Americans" shows you have no understanding that they are, in fact, human beings

— Michael Fell (@Fells_Point)


— Taryn Finley (@_TARYNitUP)

"The Latinos", "The African Americans", We are PEOPLE, not objects.

— Jacey Diaz (@JaceyDiaz)

Refering to us as "the african americans" and talking about "the inner cities" as if thats all we come from


Can someone ask #trump --- Who in the hell are: The African Americans and The Latinos.... #debatenight

— Wade Davis II (@Wade_Davis28)

If yo azz say "THE African Americans" one more time #debatenight

— Porsha Williams (@Porsha4real)

FYI we r not "The" African Americans, u r not in charge of us, u don't get 2 speak 4 us & we don't all live in the inner city #debatenight

— Keena Ferguson (@keenastar)

The African Americans and The Latinos want you to know that we're educated and we're employed. #DebateNight

— Sundaze Weigh (@sundazeweigh)

Editor’s note: Donald Trump regularly incites political violence and is a serial liar, rampant xenophobe, racist, misogynist and birther who has repeatedly pledged to ban all Muslims — 1.6 billion members of an entire religion — from entering the U.S.

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