Russ Jones and Native American
J. Hugh Sullivan (sull@MINDSPRING.COM)
Thu, 9 Oct 1997 11:30:31 -0500
Russ Jones <CSRTJ@TTUHSC.EDU> wrote:
Subject: SM Minute (was Russ Jones and Native American)
At 03:43 PM 10/6/97 -0500, J. Hugh Sullivan wrote:
>>.....and relatively few of us are Native Americans.
>I was born in MS in 1927, which makes me as native American as anyone. I am
>not, however, an American Indian. I suspect most people on this group are
>MS, Hugh? Wasn't that practically the first politically-correct term of the
>modern era? 8^)
You are right but I have never used the term to refer to a person; if I
don't know whether it is Mrs. or Miss I just use the name
>However, your point is quite valid, and I
>stand corrected, and thank you for giving me this idea for a Scoutmaster's
I prefer not to view my point as correcting you as much as stating a
different point of view - maybe not PC but accurate.
>'Native Americans?' That is, after all, the current
'>politically correct term' which has been applied to them; but could not all
>of us who were born in America be considered 'native Americans,' regardless
>of where our ancestors came here from?
I agree and you make my point better than I. If we're born in this country,
we are native Americans
>"You see, we begin to run into a problem when we try to label people as this
>or that, based on what ethnic group they belong to, what religion they
>practice, what political beliefs they subscribe to.
Precisely - the PC people try to scratch sand where there is no stink.
Good post, Russ.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City