LINGUISTICS & CULTURE
|Data:||28/MAR/2010 7:05 PM|
|Assunto:||Yank vs. Yankee (To Dale)|
Dale, again, the n-word and 'gringo' don't really compare.
I don't have much experience with the use of the latter term toward english-speaking whites in latin america; all I know is that hearing it said by hispanics in heavily latin regions of the us doesn't bother me. Sometimes I use the term in reference to myself around hispanics.
The deal with the n-word, at this point in time and culture, IMO, is that whites don't get to use it without permission, so to speak. If one has a close relationship with a black person, and they use it, one might use it, but only with that person. I think a lot of black folks will agree with that, though some will say that nobody should use it, black or white.
Incidentally, the author of that book you mentioned lives in my county. He is not a southerner and so I will take his views with a grain of salt.
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