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“The Army is dropping the use of the term “negro” in an official document that listed it as an acceptable way to refer to African Americans. CNN first pointed out the document on Thursday and just hours later the Army responded by revising the document. At first blush, this sounds controversial, but a bit of context is in order: Remember, the Census just dropped the term last year. As we reported, the Census received lots of complaints about the word in 2010.