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Thread #155337   Message #3653545
Posted By: Rapparee
24-Aug-14 - 12:59 PM
Thread Name: BS: The term People of Color - Let's Nix
Subject: RE: BS: The term People of Color - Let's Nix
So are the words "squaw" and "papoose."

"Chink Peak" out here has been re-named "Chinese Peak" even though the Chinese guy who used to own it and who is buried on it called it "Chink Peak" (there's a pavilion in a local park named for him). The land ended up in the hands of USFS and they changed the name.

As a chap said to once, "Please don't call be a 'Native American.' Anyone born here is that. Call me an Indian or better, a Potawatomi. Better yet, call me Don, because that's my name."

Has anyone ever heard if there's been a flap over Conrad's novel, "The Nigger of the Narcissus"?