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Autor:  Sidney
E-mail:  não-disponível
Data:  08/SET/2013 9:07 PM
Assunto:  Negro x Afro American x Black
 
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Jazz,

I think the best bet would refer to someone as a person. Unless you are trying to describe someone for the police or in court, I would say, "black person/man/woman" you can be sued for the word "negro" and killed depending where you are and how you say it.

My best advice for you would be, don't even go there. This is like trying to talk about the Nazis with a German person. Or asking a French why they "open" their gates for the Nazis and didn't do a thing about it. This will only lead to an awkward moment.   

It's not only a the color of your skin but your culture. You can be black in Brazil and think that would be fine to call someone black or negro but it's a big no no. 


Sid.


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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
Negro x Afro American x Black  –  Jazz  08/SET/2013, 7:10 PM
Negro x Afro American x Black  –  Renan  08/SET/2013, 7:55 PM
 Negro x Afro American x Black  –  Sidney  08/SET/2013, 9:07 PM
Negro x Afro American x Black  –  Jazz  08/SET/2013, 10:30 PM
Negro x Afro American x Black  –  Sidney  08/SET/2013, 11:01 PM
Negro x Afro American x Black  –  Thomas  11/SET/2013, 9:42 AM
Negro x Afro American x Black  –  Claudette Possani  03/OUT/2013, 2:16 PM

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