A guy I know who is working in a call center is having some problem right now because he said to an american customer that the person he was referencing to was a black person (he had to describe him for a reason x). This resulted in a lot of frustration from the client (who was obviously black) who called his manager and called him a racist, KKK, etc... And put a lot of pressure on the manager to fire my friend. I dont think my friend will get fired but it came to him as a shock to be called a racist when he is obviously not. Thats when my friend learned that in US, there are no BLACK person, only affro-americans. Here in Canada its common to say black and I never heard anyone complain about it. So I was wondering how it can be such an insult in the US and not here. Is it the same in the rest of the world? Was the guy complaining only a minority in the US or is this generalised?