President Obama needs to look over the dictionary. Mongrel means "dog". If he wants to say that his race is "dog", then let him be and let him face the fury of African-American people of being embarrassed at being called "dog" by their own hero.
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Exanct word from another dictionary for mongrel: offspring of mixed breed. (As to the word breed, the same dictionary says: kind of plant or animal usu. developed by man. Which man is not animal? which man is not developed by man?)
Mongrel is not a negative term until people attach a neagative meaning to it. Is the word "color" neutral enough? However, some people just feel furious when he is called a colored person. It may have been so much better if he is invisible. Or will the same person call the whites "white"__the color that contains the most color components?
Statements from the NAACP have shown up in the news from time to time, I'm sure.
I must have seen/heard a few, at some point.
Where did you get that idea?
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Last edited by Goobieman; 08-12-10 at 02:52 PM.
Well, mongrel is a known derogatory term but, if we go by, ‘mixing of races’ then most of us equal mongrel. You’d think Obama would have used a different term but, oh well.
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