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

Stephen Barnard (
Sun, 11 Aug 1996 16:38:27 -0800

Toby Cockcroft wrote:
> I don't think that there will ever be a solution to this problem of naming
> so long as Indians (please don't flame me for this one) are in a
> culturally and politically empoverished position vis-a-vis the dominant
> anglo culture.
> Furthermore, I don't see this as an isolated instance of naming. Blacks,
> women and the disabled (probably all politically incorrect terms) have all
> fought for control and escape from anglo male culture.

So now "women" is a politically incorrect term? Holy Moly! What are we
supposed to call them now? People of the female gender?

Steve Barnard