Originally Posted by Yvette
cak, no amount of spin will cause me to feel any different or think it's any less racist and derogatory.
Obviously, what I say and how I feel doesn't matter to the majority of you all either.
I have a significant amount of Native American's in my family tree - three of my four great grandmothers were either Comanche or Cherokee .... I got the dark skin (who needs sunscreen?!)..... with blonde hair and blue eyes. Im probably bout as indian they come off the reservation .... Maybe that explains why I don't handle liquor well.
The term while historically derogatory is buried so far back in the history of this country , it just doesn't carry much meaning to me.
Context would have to be taken into consideration for me , Im not offended by a word , rather how its used.