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

Sun, 25 Aug 1996 01:28:25 GMT (Matt Silberstein) wrote:

>In sci.archaeology wrote:

>>My point is simply that the "white-bread midwesterners" you spoke of
>>seem to want to be correct or at least polite in how they address
>>any group of people and the word Jew has and still is used by

>Having been in that situation, it is more likely that that person was
>uncomfortable with Jews.

Probably true. Still, they deserve points for trying to be polite.
There is a vast difference between someone who makes a mistake as a
result of not knowing what is the right thing to do and who is trying
to be polite, and someone who's intention is to cause hurt and harm.

>>May be in light of this the word Jew had lost its flavor to
>>these people and they were atempting to soften, on their own, what
>>they perceive as an *offensive* reference with an acceptable

>Who gets to pick the substitutes? In place of Jew I prefer Grand
>Exalted Pooba. But I settle for Matt most of the time.


Stella Nemeth