U.S. Army Apologizes, Removes ‘Negro’ As Acceptable Term For Black Soldiers

U.S. Army Apologizes, Removes 'Negro' As Acceptable Term For Black Soldiers
White supremacy is reasserting itself in the U.S. Military

AFRICANGLOBE – The U.S. Army has backtracked with an apology after approving the term “Negro” as an acceptable reference for Black service members.

The decision comes two days after the dated term was found listed as an acceptable classification for “a person having origins in any of the Black racial groups of Africa” in section 6-2 of the Army’s AR 600-20 regulations.

The revised policy now limits the acceptable terms to “Black or African American.”

“The U.S. Army fully recognized, and promptly acted, to remove outdated language in Army Regulation 600-20 as soon as it was brought to our attention,” Army spokeswoman Lieutenant Colonel Alayne Conway said in a statement.

“We apologize to anyone we offended,” she said.

According to Defense Power Research about 21% of active-duty members of the Army are Black.

The U.S. Census Bureau had up until last year used the term “Negro” on its forms, along with Black of African-American.

Census officials said some older Black Americans still self-identify with the term but they eliminated it after critics complained of it being outdated and offensive.

 

By: Nina Golgowski

4 COMMENTS

  1. Thats how they will always see us. They are proud of enslaving us even if they dont say it. Death, rape, and genocide excites them. They are so smuge about their murderous past.

  2. “the black racial groups of Africa” wtf is that but a euphemism for “ni****”? What are the yellow racial groups of China? This accepted forrm.of racism kills me. I still want to know what a black ethnic group is. Most Africans are brown, dark brown, or very dark brown to black. I’d like to know what a black racisl group is. Wouldn’t that then include Indians, Australians, Papuans, Fijians, Bougainvillians, Timorese, Anadamanese…. What is a black racial group and why is this hateful onslaught against Africans’ humanity still tolerated? Negro means nigger. It has no other valid meaning when used by anyone who isn’t a so called negro.