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||Posted: April 08 2011, 08:06
|Quote (Syd B @ April 08 2011, 07:39)|
|Quote (HR lover @ April 08 2011, 03:41)|
|But even in America you should say native American instead of Indian, I believe? Such stupidity. First they kill all the Indians then they say, you know what? saying Indian to those people is offensive let's call them native Americans. The irony.|
It's very slightly politically incorrect to say Indian, American Indian is better and yes, Native American is the most politically correct.
But of course, as I've expressed before, in my opinion, words are just words, and the real problem is the hatred behind them.
And of course it's ironic, we treated the natives like shit, and now we act like we've been so benevolent by letting them live on reservations! In a way though, they are getting a bit of a last laugh, as they have tribal sovereignty, they're able to establish casinos and other businesses with much less government interference than they would if they didn't live on the reservations (of course, whether that's a good thing or not is up for debate).
In Australia it's politically incorrect to call the aborigines "natives". And in Western Australia the aborigines think it's insulting to be called "aborigines"; they insist on being called "aboriginals". There's craziness on both sides.