At 01:32 12/09/01, you wrote:
>Damien Broderick wrote:
> > At 07:45 AM 9/10/01 -0700, Brian wrote:
> > >>From: Greg Burch <email@example.com>
> > >>A family of relatively recent Indian immigrants who are merchants
> > >>in our neighbrohood have a 10-year-old son who seems to be shaping
> > ^^^^^^^^^^^^
> > >Neighbrohood? ;)
> > That was just a simple typing error by Greg. He meant `Nighbrohood', the
> > nearby 'hood where the brothers live.
>Well, it's good to see that people are taking these terms so lightly. I
>must say I was rather stunned to see in the newspaper an article about
>the first American team to play a match of cricket at Lord's in jolly
>ole' eland. They were a racially diverse team from East Los Angeles
>whose official team name is the Compton Homies.
>Given how much native americans hate having terms referring to
>themselves used in sports team names, I am rather surprised at this
I'd be very surprised if there aren't many Native American sports teams
that refer to various aspects of native culture.
Mike i think what your failing to understand here is "Cultural ownership of
it's fine for ppl from a given community to use certain terms to describe
and others around them. Whilst for an "outsider" to use the same term is to
insulting but more like too familiar. the same rule applies to all races
If i called someone US citizens "White Trash", "Trailer Trash", "Cracker",
or "Cheese Head"
I'd expect to get my Brit ass shot off or at least punched. :)
But we both know that these terms are commonly banded about within those
My problem with this kind of thing is the persistent use of the "N" word in
culture particularly music. With result it's becoming a commonly used
phrase in black
communities around the world, my own relatives in the West Indies use it
all too often.
I do feel however the use of this word within the black community only
argument against me and my relatives having to tolerate it's unfriendly use
So as you can see no double standard, just the typical usual somewhat
of ppls irrational cultures.
You should talk to more black ppl Mike, oh sorry you guys have "ppl of
color" don't you. :)
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