She did make a stupid comment about "scalping" but there is evidence that scalping actually occurred as far back as 440BC and common in a lot of European cultures, and with Native Americans.
It's part of history...albeit rather unsavory.
But why is that considered a racial slur?
Native Americans and/or Indigenous People were once called Indians...it's not illegal or unkind to use that name..it's just inaccurate and no longer considered the proper word to use.
And if anyone could call themselves an Indian, I think those of that blood line surely can.
I understand that in today's society of political correctness, certain words are not considered to be proper but I'd really be interested in being shown the "slur" here.
I'm really not trying to be antagonistic here nor am I challenging anyone....just really interested in what I'm missing that everyone else sees.
Unlike lawyers, doctors who help patients for free (after an accident, for example), are called Good Samaritans, and most states have "Good Samaritan laws" in place so that if the doctor does something the "patient" doesn't like, he/she cannot be sued for it. There's no such protection in place for lawyers who help people out for free --
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I could see them getting rid of Luanne and keeping Ramona. I do not think Sonja has much going on. So I think they could get rid of SonJa only for that reason.
You can do it!
but got the feeling we'd be reprimanded for going off topic and possibly having the thread closed and I'm enjoying RHNY too much lately and wouldn't want to lose this thread.
Lianna's is Indian. She does not see it as undesirable. She is calling herself that. So I do not see a problem.
If someone is calling someone else something that could be interpreted as undesirable that is ugly.
You can do it!
Here's one thing I'm fascinated by --- LuAnne is going on and on about how she wants to have a baby with Jacques, but I haven't once heard her say that she wants to get MARRIED to Jacques. Being the self-proclaimed queen of class and good etiquette, wouldn't one think that she, of all people, would want to get married first, and then have a child.
Seems like people from India should be called 'Indians', where as people from the US should be called Native Americans....to easily differentiate which continents we are talking about. It beats 'Asian Indians' and 'American Indians' all day long.
Simplicity, and everybody gets their respect!
"...each affects the other, and the other affects the next, and the world is full of stories, but the stories are all one." - Mitch Albom, one helluva writer
When you throw a rock into a pack of dogs, you know which one you hit by the one that yelps!
I google Jacques. He is a wine distributor and has some sort of wine marketing company. It would not behoove him to get wine people mad at him.
Maybe it is Luanne's peri menopause speaking. Or perhaps she just loves Jacques. Or she is repeating the past. Maybe she got pregnant before she married the count.
You can do it!