[Homestead] Newsweek -- "A one point race" ?
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Fri Oct 24 12:01:17 EDT 2008
bob ford wrote:
> Well I am confused Susan; I thought you were German? It's none of my business, but I could have sworn that you said, once, that German was your first language. Who malighns Germans? Well..........bobford
Hey, Bob! Not all German-speakers are German! Languages show up
sometimes in what might be considered unexpected places, for instance
Portuguese in Brazil.....German in Paraguay....Dutch in central
Manitoba....Khmer in Minnesota.//.....VietNamese in South Carolina......
migration, migration, migration...
And it's not the language which drew/draws derision, it's the
misunderstood people/group itself. I grew up in an Old Order German
Baptist Brethren, Lediite group in west central Indiana. They spoke,
still do, a form of German. They have been and often still are, the
butt of many lousy laws, sordid minds, jokes, general ridicule, and who
knows what else. I understand to the core discrimination and
prejudice.... It is still "home" and they are still "my people",
albeit I've been gone these many years.
Susan Jane, in Maine
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