Wikipedia Unsure Whether African-American Should Be A A, A-A, A-a (UNCLASSIFIED)

Doug_Harris cats22 at STNY.RR.COM
Mon Oct 20 21:21:58 UTC 2008

How's that personalized: Joe is a First Nation.  . . . First Nationalist ...
First Nationer . . . FirNa?  Nah, _that_ won't work: Sounds too much like
furrinah / furriner.

Me, I'm sticking with Casino-Americans, given that casino gambling is such
an important part of the heritage of the Firsters.
(Is THAT it? Firsters?)

Mullins, Bill AMRDEC wrote:

Classification:  UNCLASSIFIED
Caveats: NONE

>. . .  now claims that she looks
> un-African-American because she's of African and
> Native-American descent and is now a member of several
> black-Ind.. uh, African-American-Native-American
> organizations. How she can get herself to believe that she
> has no white ancestry when she looks into a mirror into eyes
> so blue that you can see the sky through the back of her head
> I don't know.

"Native American"??? Wilson, that's so ten minutes ago.  I believe the
term for which you are looking is "First Nations".

[said in the context of, these designations change so fast that it's
hard to keep up with what it the "correct" one, at least for this week]

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