Anonymous asked in Arts & HumanitiesGenealogy · 1 month ago

What does Black Alone mean as a racial identifier? Does it mean Black, Hispanic?

If someone is listed as just Black and nothing else, does this mean Black Alone and does it mean Black, Hispanic?

4 Answers

  • 1 month ago

    Just obtain their complete genome. Obviously.

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  • Maxi
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    It means the persons skin shade is black and they or the census enumerator identifies them as doesn't mean anything else, it doesn't tell you what country they came from nor where their ancestors came from , nor what language they speak

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  • 1 month ago

    I've never heard the term before, but if I were to guess, I'd say it means pure sub-Saharan African, with no dilution or mixing with other races.

    These days, it's all about how a person self-identifies anyway.

  • Phil
    Lv 4
    1 month ago

    It would mean black, non-Hispanic.

    ps, The term the US Census uses is " Black or African American Alone".

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