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Old January 3 2013, 05:02 AM   #46
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Re: Was Chakotay a stereotype?

Thanks for your gracious reply.

It's not really a matter of semantics, though. It's a matter of identity. Racial minorities have the right to self-identify.

I have a friend who has red hair & green eyes & she's just as Cherokee as her brown-eyed, black-haired sister.

We get patients in the ED from southern Mexico who speak no English or Spanish. They're not full-bloods, but it would be pretty hard to argue that they're not Indian when the only language they speak is Mayan...
Akoochimoya, my indigenous ass.
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