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Enviado el: jueves, 28 de marzo de 2002 07:08 >1) It's offensive I find this SO funny----for hundreds of years, Anglos (or gringos) used so many offensive terms towards people of color. NOW that the tables have turned, where do all these hurt feelings come from? It seems to me a bit silly to focus on really nonessential nonsense, while Latin America is drowning in debt and poverty. If this is what goes on in academia, then I will want nothing to do with it. Poverty is offensive; let's focus on that. The fact that the group in control of the world gets "offended" by a name....is indicative of focusing on the speck in my eye.....well, you know the rest. The descendents of those people who invented truly offensive terms seem to me to have no moral legitimacy to point fingers at anyone else. That being said, I promise not to use the term again! :) Cordially, Victor D Padilla, Jr Denver, CO -