"I don't like African-American. It denotes something else to me than who I am," said Smith, whose parents are from Mississippi and North Carolina. "I can't recall any of them telling me anything about Africa. They told me a whole lot about where they grew up in Macomb County and Shelby, N.C." Some Blacks Insist: 'I'm Not African-American' | Fox News Just had to share this. Im not sure what to make of it. What am I? a) Yellow b) Mongoloid c) Chinese d) American e) Chinese-American f) Person of Asian descent, but not from the Pacific Islands. g) All of the above.