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Re: NAACP #119041
01/08/04 01:18 PM
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There, there, Anna--you can win next time... [devilish grin]


Re: NAACP #119042
01/08/04 01:36 PM
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Re: NAACP #119043
01/10/04 12:15 AM
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No matter how innocuous a term is originally, if used to describe a minority, it will eventually sound like an insult because of the ignorami who use it as an insult. Coloured people was at one time the new and non-stigmatising term.
I do have a problem with the term "people of colour" because it forgets all of the other colours out there. (and because it makes me feel somehow grey and colourless, like a poor quality black and white photo.)


Re: NAACP #119044
01/10/04 01:00 AM
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Logically there's no difference between 'people of color' and 'colored people.' Any problem I might have with 'people of color' is that it sounds so awkward.


Re: NAACP #119045
01/11/04 01:56 AM
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Why wouldn't you just say the person's ethnicity? Or say, ethnic people?

In Quebec, we don't have a term that says the same thing as 'coloured people/people of colour' term.

African-American is a very U.S.-centric term. Whether the lightest brown to the darkest black, folks just call themselves black here.




Re: NAACP #119046
01/11/04 03:11 AM
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Bel asks: "Why wouldn't you just say the person's ethnicity? Or say, ethnic people?"

And the old padre wonders: "Who's NOT ethnic?"





Re: NAACP #119047
01/11/04 03:28 AM
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And the old padre wonders: "Who's NOT ethnic?"

Generally, I think the people who need to label the people who they consider coloured don't consider themselves ethnic.


Ethnicity #119048
01/11/04 04:22 AM
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I think Bel is right: most people who call other people "ethnic" don't think of themselves as being ethnic. This is, of course, silliness, since ethnicity refers to one's origin in terms of race, nationality, tribe, religion, language group, and culture ... and everybody has all of those. Nobody pops into this world without parents ... not even clones.






Re: Ethnicity #119049
01/11/04 08:38 PM
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Well said Father Steve.


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