Nig-nog, and insults

Charles Butler hannibal at thegates.fsbusiness.co.uk
Thu Nov 6 14:36:22 EST 2003


Minnow:
> Why is 'negro' not allowable any more?  Is it derogatory?  And if it is,
is
> hispanic and is caucasian?

I'm sure I've heard recently that the preferred term for hispanic in the US
is now Latino.

Anyway, why are Caucasians called that? Anyone know? Is it something to do
with the misty depths of Indo-European history?

Charlie

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