Date: Mon, 29 Aug 1994 21:24:46 CDT
From: "Donald M. Lance" ENGDL[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]MIZZOU1.BITNET
Subject: Re: racist terms
In talking with internationals or with blacks I've noticed I sometimes
use "whites" or "white people" with a bit of a racist implication. Having
grown up on the Mexican border, I saw lots of white and brown racism in
my "formative" years. And service on the Black Studies Committee and the
committee for special "developmental" classes for minorities added a dimension
that fostered stereotyping by means of these terms.
I also have have heard "meanest white woman/man on earth" and thought the
speaker was expressing some sort of pride as well as racial stereotyping.
(re Martha Howard's posting) DMLance