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Thread #155337   Message #3653564
Posted By: Bill D
24-Aug-14 - 01:50 PM
Thread Name: BS: The term People of Color - Let's Nix
Subject: RE: BS: The term People of Color - Let's Nix
I worked with this man Donald Nam-Ki-K'am Wewenis in 1970, at the plant referred to in the obit., though I never heard his tribal name. He and a fellow Kickapoo, Virgil, used to use "Indian humor" to tease other workers, twisting prejudicial remarks into appeasing funny stories. Don & Virgil were so good at this that they won over folks who had stereotypes embedded in their language & thoughts. They were also excellent workers & the best fork-lift drivers in 7 counties.

I wish I could tell the world, using their examples, what ethnic differences were really all about.