[Ads-l] "Born in" vs. "second-generation"

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Fri Jul 17 20:50:59 UTC 2015


On Fri, Jul 17, 2015 at 2:32 PM, Dan Goncharoff <thegonch at gmail.com> wrote:

> I immediately understood it as "children of people born in Africa". This is
> confirmed in the NBA press release:
>
> http://www.nba.com/2015/news/07/16/nba-africa-game-2015-official-release/
>
> ...Al-Farouq Aminu (Portland Trail Blazers; U.S.; parents from Nigeria),
> Giannis Antetokounmpo (Milwaukee Bucks; Greece; parents from Nigeria),
> Nicolas Batum (Charlotte Hornets; France; parent from Cameroon)...
>
> This is an unusual twist on the concept of "second-generation": it's a
> second-generation emigrant, rather than a second-generation immigrant.
>

And the problem is exacerbated by the fact that "African-American" has been
taken.


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-Wilson
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