Re: Native American
Bob Vincent (rbvincent@LINKNET.NET)
Wed, 8 Oct 1997 09:13:57 -0500
As with any form of address, aren't we being prudent when we inquire what
people want to be called before we address them?
Many African-Americans prefer being called Black; very few want to be
called Negroes or Colored anymore, yet those were respectful terms when I
was growing up. I have been a member of the National Association for the
Advancement of *Colored* People, so while the term has fallen into
disfavor, it wasn't in the early days of the Twentieth Century.
I always try to address people whom I do not know by their last names with
a title of respect and wait for them to give me permission to call them by
another name. Surely, this should apply to racial or ethnic labels. When
in doubt, ask.
Bob (But you can call me anything as long as you call me to supper.)
(The Reverend) Robert Benn Vincent, Sr.
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Alexandria, LA 71303-2509
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