We’re not really supposed to use the word “black” to describe race these days, at least not when discussing America. African American is still roughly OK, coloured is out, black is a bit iffy, Negro is absolutely out and “person of colour” is today’s euphemism of choice among the right on.
FBI probe after Mississippi black man found hanging from tree
There’s no particular point to this, just the observation. When there’s echoes of the appalling parts of the past the use of the older words seems OK….possibly even appropriate actually.