Black People

The term black people is used in some socially-based systems of racial classification for humans of a dark-skinned phenotype, relative to other racial groups represented in a particular social context. Different societies apply different criteria regarding who is classified as "black", and often social variables such as class and socio-economic status also play a role, so that relatively dark-skinned people can be classified as white if they fulfill other social criteria of "whiteness" and relatively light-skinned people can be classified as black if they fulfill the social criteria for "blackness" in a particular setting. As a result, in North America, the term "black people" is not necessarily an indicator of skin color but of a socially based racial classification related to being African American, with a history related to institutionalized slavery.

Other articles related to "people, black, blacks, black people":

Chitto Harjo - Address To US Senate Committee
... between the Indians and the white people from 1492 down to 1861? "My ancestors and my people were the inhabitants of this great country from 1492 ... It was my home and the home of my people from time immemorial and is today, I think, the home of my people ... this country for the white man—this country which was at that time the home of my people ...
Black British - Culture and Community - Social Issues - Crime
... Both racist crime and gang-related crime continues to affect black communities, so much so that the Metropolitan Police launched Operation Trident to tackle black-on-black crimes ... Numerous deaths in police custody of black men has generated a general distrust of police among urban blacks in the UK ... of the 17 deaths in police custody, 10 were black or Asian – black convicts are have a disproportionately high rate of incarceration ...
Portrayal Of Black People In Comics
... Black people have been portrayed in comic books since the medium's beginning, with their portrayals often the subject of controversy ... The integration of black characters in mainstream and superhero comics has endured various obstacles and challenges ... Many critics have outlined the role of black men and women as victims of jungle or ghetto stereotyping ...
White Symbolic Racism in America
... the stereotype that Black people are morally inferior to White people, and that they violate traditional White American values such as hard-work and independence ... Some prejudiced people do not view symbolic racism as prejudice since it is not linked directly to race but indirectly through social and political issues ... Any Black-White differences in economic outcomes is a result of Black people’s lack of motivation to work hard ...
Black People - Culture - South America - Brazil
... Between a pure black and a very light mulatto over a dozen racial categories would be recognized in conformity with the combinations of hair color, hair texture, eye color, and skin ... popular claim is that in Brazil poor whites are considered black and wealthy blacks are considered white ... that whitening of one's social status may be open to people of mixed race, but a typically black person will consistently be identified as black regardless of wealth or social status ...

Famous quotes containing the words people and/or black:

    France is the only place where you can make love in the afternoon without people hammering on your door.
    Barbara Cartland (b. 1901)

    We black women must forgive black men for not protecting us against slavery, racism, white men, our confusion, their doubts. And black men must forgive black women for our own sometimes dubious choices, divided loyalties, and lack of belief in their possibilities. Only when our sons and our daughters know that forgiveness is real, existent, and that those who love them practice it, can they form bonds as men and women that really can save and change our community.
    Marita Golden, educator, author. Saving Our Sons, p. 188, Doubleday (1995)