Re: Last time I checked Spain was in Europe...
> That reminds me of a reddit thread a while back (not the first) where a black British guy got into an argument with an American who was insisting that he (the black guy) was African-American.
I've no idea if this is stemming from the same (quite possibly apocryphal) story I heard, but IIRC there was supposedly a black british athlete being interviewed by a USian who was culturally impossible of using the word "black" in that context. Last time someone mentioned it I couldn't find any sources, but in the interim it seems that someone has posted a thread on snopes about it, with the athlete in question being Kriss Akabusi:
"So, Kriss, what does this mean to you as an African-American?"
"I'm not American, I'm British"
"Yes, but as a British African-American ..."
"I'm not African. I'm not American. I'm British."
No idea on whether it's actually true or not though.