Glenn Beck Calls 'African-American' a 'Bogus' Term
Shock jock offers vocabulary lesson
By Harry Kimball, Newser Staff
Posted Jan 8, 2010 12:55 PM CST
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(Newser) – Glenn Beck doesn’t like the 2010 US Census form one bit, because it allows people to identify themselves as “African-American,” a “bogus, PC, made-up term” that is “not a race.” Speaking on his Fox News show, the host offered his objections to the designation. “Your ancestry is from Africa, and now you live in America.” Maybe “your family was brought over in the slave trade,” or “your family immigrated here, or whatever. But that is not a race.”

Beck and his guests discussed people like Charlize Theron, who was born in South Africa and is now a US citizen, the New York Daily News reports. As for black US citizens not born in Africa, he’s confused. “Negro used to be—is it still?—not acceptable, is that still the clinical term, I don’t know,” he said. “What I’m asking is, what are the clinical categories?”

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ericaf2010
Jan 22, 2010 3:30 AM CST
I agree with you 100%!
Riffran
Jan 10, 2010 9:08 AM CST
well Ms. Sheila..in MY neck of the woods that would make you a Czech or a Bohunk...lol..(at least thats how we refer to each other in a good natured manner and by that frame it makes me a squarehead)...(we have a very heavy slavic and german influenced cultural pool :).......so I geuss I should say "Jak Si Mas " or nozadravi !!
hwoodude
Jan 10, 2010 7:35 AM CST
That intellectual giant Glenn Beck is at it again....he is so far over his head he'd drown if the sprinklers were on! The only thing "Wreck'em" Beck knows about "race" is his effort to get "face time" on TV ahead of the other doofus's Hanity, Liimbaugh, Savidge, coulter..wow, there's a collection of one note screamers, right? Why do these people yell and scream all the time? What have they ever DONE? Run a business, fought in a war, taught in a college, or GRADUATED from a college...nope they criticize and humilate and denigrate elected people who are trying to clean up the mess their good ol' boy prez..the great decider ..Bush left behind when he left office. Wake up, America...Beck et al are looking for ratings, $, headlines, $......having Glenn Beck talk about race is an insult to the human "race"!