‘Negro’ is still an approved way to refer to black people, says US Army handbook


(Picture: Getty Images) The handbook was revised and republished on 22 October (Picture: Getty Images)

A recently-updated issue of the US Army handbook has approved the term ‘Negro’ as a word to describe black people.

The document, in which the military outlines their ‘Army Command Policy’, features a list of racial ‘definitions’ in a segment about equal opportunities.

And in a paragraph on ‘black or African American’, the handbook includes ‘Negro’ as an approved alternative term.

‘A person having origins in any of the black racial groups of Africa,’ reads the definition.

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‘Terms such as “Haitian” or “Negro” can be used in addition to “Black” or “African American”.’

According to the Independent, the US army has confirmed that…

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