Re: Amerind an offensive term (was: Early Amerind assimilation

Eric Brunner (
11 Aug 1996 19:06:15 GMT

Stephen Barnard ( wrote:
: Eric Brunner wrote:

: Bryant is simply trying to determine what you mean by "squatters",
: and whether you willing to use the term in a consistent, non-racist
: way. From the way you're wiggling around the question, like a
: politician asked about abortion or taxes, I have to assume that the
: answer is "no".

Assume what you like, does he ask a legal question, or a non-legal one?

There is a difference, on this, as with any other similar question. One
reason why, when a legal question _is_ asked, definitional terms mean a
great deal -- why we have "terms of art" in fact.

Thanks for your contributions to clarity, such as they are, and please
don't explain how Indians can be racist -- I don't have my seat on the
NYSE yet.

Eric Brunner