African American is a specific ethnicity. Not everyone who is black is African American.
People need to get that.
Arguing racism with white people be like:
Me: I am a target of hatred by different parts of the American system because I am black, because of this it appears as if I am systematically going to have a harder time.
White person: IM A VICTIM OF THAT TOO!!
Me: really? How so?
White person: I grew up in…