---ricardomathquote:What do Black Iowans and Black New Yorkers have in common, besides the English language?
I'll start here.
To answer your question, could it be color??
I don't have a link readily available. It was an article noting the death of the 'first 'black-and-hispanic' graduate from West Point.
It was a short article that, other than honoring the soldier, was notable to me only because the choice of characterization.
The arrogance/ignorance of the media disturbs me when terms are 'laid' upon people that conveys absolutely nothing as to who they are.
With, or without, knowledge the reporter shows interest only in what the soldier was.