Dennis Prager: “‘Negro' had no negative connotation whatsoever"

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Citation From the May 23, 2023, edition of The Salem Radio Network's The Dennis Prager Show

The NAACP has announced that Blacks should not visit Florida because it is hostile to Blacks and there is open hostility toward African-Americans and people of color. By the way, that is fascinating that the NAACP, whose name is the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, calls colored people African-Americans. I thought that that term died. By the way, I have been using Black all of my life. It's really funny, I never wavered. That was what seemed to me to make the most sense. I didn't fall into any of the traps of African-American, African hyphen American, Afro-American, whatever -- whatever the word that Jesse Jackson came up with at the time. I didn't understand what was wrong with Black to begin with.

By the way, when you think about it, 'negro' had no negative connotation whatsoever either. But I understand because it could sound like the n-word, or whatever other reason that it was dropped. I get that, but Black is fine.