TITLE

The Name Game

PUB. DATE
March 1980
SOURCE
National Review;3/7/1980, Vol. 32 Issue 5, p268
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article emphasizes the importance of having a delicate balance in maintaining the cultural identities of minorities in the U.S. Minorities seeking to change their names are aiming to gain power and respect, both from the majority and within their own ranks. Several terms have been replaced in an attempt to separate cultural identities. Negro has been replaced to black, queer to gay, and native American to American Indian. However, the terms gay and native American have provoked indignation because they aim to redefine the minority at the expense of the majority.
ACCESSION #
6070738

 

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