You make a good point, Swing Kitten. Especially in the US, but also in some other parts of the world, Black people DO have internal debates over what to call themselves. Some prefer to be identified with the dominant culture (i.e. American or British, or whatever). But the generally accepted term other than in the US is Black. And in the the US, the current politically correct term is African-American. As youngsta noted earlier, there are always exceptions. But these are the generally accepted terms within the Black communities around the world. That said, why get hung up on labels? The real issues are more socioeconomic, IMHO. I also think Porfirio makes a good point. Black people DO have their own dances. I was raised in a household of seriously dancing people -- older brother and sisters, friends and boyfriends and later brothers-in-law. They did lots of dances, but no one ever considered teaching me a thing about waltz or foxtrot. The bop, yes. Foxtrot? No. One of my former teachers told me that HIS first dancing memory was of standing on his mother's feet, learning to do a box step when he could barely walk. There ARE valid cultural differences here, as well.