Date: Mon, 29 Aug 1994 21:24:46 CDT From: "Donald M. Lance" 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