Cain: ‘I Prefer Black American’

by Robert Costa

Instead of being called an “African American,” Herman Cain prefers to be called a “black American.”

“I prefer black American,” Cain told NBC’s Meet the Press. “My roots go back through slavery in this country. Yes, they came from Africa, but the roots of my heritage are in the United States of America. So I consider myself a black American.”

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