Date: Wed, 2 Nov 1994 15:42:46 EST From: MICHAEL K PARSONS Subject: Re: offending idioms The term "African American" is little more than the PC solution to the responsibility that White America has in perpetuating racism. The term is, by its very nature, exclusionary. While pride in ones heritage is a good thing, we ought not cover up covert racism with candy coated closed doors we call "multicultural acceptance." The problem of racism in the United States will never be truly addressed until we quit hiding behind walls of terminology. Michael Parsons mkpars01[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] Morehead State University Morehead, Ky 40351