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January 29, 2008

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Jason Adams

"first african american president" gives about 2.7k results on Google blog search versus 17.6k for "first black president". I wonder if that would skew it even more (and, of course, the google search doesn't take time into account).

Matthew Hurst

Thanks Jason - I updated the post with your query.

gary price

It's also interesting to see the use of the terms over time via Topix.
1) http://www.topix.net/search/article?q=%22first+african+american+president%22
First African American President, note the spike in October and one the other day.
1222 hits

2) http://www.topix.net/search/article?q=%22first+black+president%22
First Black President.
15,152 hits back to May, 2007
Most notable spike, in the past couple of days.


3) First Female President
5749 hits.
Spike in July
http://www.topix.net/search/article?q=%22first+female+president%22

4) First Woman President
http://www.topix.net/search/article?q=%22first+woman+president%22
3807 hits. Spike in June

Since Topix offers case sensitive searching you will likely get diff results depending on precise spelling.

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