Re: OT: [Let_It_Be_Forever_Islam] THE WORLD OF THE JINN
|Date:||Friday, October 17, 2003, 15:42|
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From: "Stone Gordonssen" <stonegordonssen@...>
Sent: Friday, October 17, 2003 2:27 PM
Subject: Re: OT: [Let_It_Be_Forever_Islam] THE WORLD OF THE JINN
> > > > > I'm not sure I'd buy into capitalising "Gay" (any
> > > > > more than "Straight"), though, neither
> > > > > racio-ethnic terms. Those are kind of like
> > > > > capitalising "green eyed".
> > >
> > > I suspect any group subjected to long-term prejudices (at least n the
> > > is likely to capitolize its label: "Asians", "Blacks".
> >"Asian" isn't really relevant here - the adjectives (and therefromderived
> >nouns) refering to the continents are always capitalized.
> Yes and no - "Asian" has been adopted by a major body of peoples living in
> the USA as a social identifier like "Black" - in opposition to the (now
> considered racist) "Oriental". This grew from perceived social prejudices
> against them as a whole.
In the UK, 'Asian' means those coming from the Indian Subcontinent, mostly.