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Autor:  Miguel Vieira
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Data:  09/DEZ/2006 8:25 PM
Assunto:  estere'otipos raciais

Pat, "criolo" has the same connotaction in Brazilian Portuguese as "nigger" has in English. And like you rightly noted here it has a different connotation. My people, for instance, proudly refer to themselves as "criolos". And I wonder if the brasilians didn't begin to associate "criolo" with blackness (the negative type) because of the Cape Verdeans students who described themselves as creolos thinking that term would distance them from being perceived as pretos. As a result, this pathetic attempt must have backfired, and thus "criolo" got its present negative connotation?


For you Brasilians in the forum, what do you think of this hypothetis of mine in regards to the etymology of "criolo"?


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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
Intérprete para estrangeiros  –  frederico  06/DEZ/2006, 2:54 PM
Intérprete para estrangeiros  –  Lika  06/DEZ/2006, 3:58 PM
estere'otipos raciais  –  mano  07/DEZ/2006, 4:51 PM
estere'otipos raciais  –  Lika  07/DEZ/2006, 5:13 PM
estere'otipos raciais  –  pat  07/DEZ/2006, 7:12 PM
 estere'otipos raciais  –  Miguel Vieira  09/DEZ/2006, 8:25 PM
estere'otipos raciais  –  José Roberto  07/DEZ/2006, 10:27 PM
estere'otipos raciais  –  Lika  08/DEZ/2006, 8:59 PM
estere'otipos raciais  –  marcelo  11/DEZ/2006, 6:57 PM
estere'otipos raciais  –  Paulo Vidal  12/DEZ/2006, 10:25 AM

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