What if your parents were born in Africa, transferred their citizenship to U.S.A., you were born during a visit to Africa and raised in the States?
Anyway, I have an issue with the use of “colored” to describe a subset of humanity, unless some of us are unable to reflect or block visible light. I also have issue with “black”, as even the darkest person I’ve seen doesn’t look to me like a silhouette of a person with eyeballs that just pop out (Has anyone really seen a human shaped, clothes wearing or not, blank spot with floating eyeballs?).
My answer, either American or African-American, depends on the most apparent culture reflected from the person.