This week, we hired greater than a dozen freelance writers for O.W. during a recession. God is good! Regardless, I have encountered a deeply perplexing question posed by a newly appointed journalist who recently accepted an assignment (see photo below).
How would YOU answer this question and why? Honestly, it gave me pause as a Black woman, Veteran (2 services) and little sibling to four amazing older brothers and a beautiful sister. Thus far, the response from my community has been overwhelmingly in favor of “Black” versus “African American.”
Now, I’m here to hear. What is YOUR answer… and if you have a few seconds, why?
Also, do you believe that this person should be afforded creative leniency to use each term as he/she/they deem appropriate? Or, perhaps we should all be so brave as to, well, ask.
Waiting on you.
Executive Producer, EIC (owshowe.com)