Nig-nog, and insults

Roger Burton West roger at firedrake.org
Fri Nov 7 04:18:07 EST 2003


On Thu, Nov 06, 2003 at 02:50:40PM -0700, Otter Perry wrote:
>'Hispanic' is widely used but not _quite_ PC.  'Latino/Latina' is
>better. This seems to apply to everyone whose origins are in
>the Spanish [and, I suppose, Portuguese] speaking parts of the
>new world, though generally it's used for people in the USA.

I have a first-hand account of the blank incomprehension of U.S.
immigration officials when a friend of mine, who happens to come from
and live in Spain, tried to go through the "hispanic" queue (she was
entering the USA from Mexico)...

Roger
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