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  •  Let's put it this way: (1+ / 0-)
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    Batya the Toon

    My grandparents were forbidden by the school system to speak their native language, and they were so discriminated against that they chose not to teach their own children the language in order to save them the same harassment. They weren't alone in this, by a long shot.

    I'm not going to do your own research for you (google and wikipedia are your friends) but trust me on this, Cajun was a slur to begin with (very similar to the word Injun) and Coonass was our equivalent to being called the n-word. We've been a marginalized people since we were first exiled from Canada and only recently have things changed for the better.

    "Is there anybody listening? Is there anyone who sees what's going on? Read between the lines, criticize the words they're selling. Think for yourself, and feel the walls become sand beneath your feet." --Geoff Tate, Queensryche

    by DarthMeow504 on Wed Jun 19, 2013 at 07:07:34 AM PDT

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    •  I will definitely want to research this further. (0+ / 0-)

      Thanks for the clue-in.

      In the meantime, I'm still curious about your take on my first question there.

      •  It honestly wouldn't bother me (0+ / 0-)

        And in fact I'd kinda get a kick out of it. There's already Ragin' Cajun teams, and if any of them trotted out a raccoon with a huge rear as a mascot and called him the Coonass, I'd laugh my ass off.

        "Is there anybody listening? Is there anyone who sees what's going on? Read between the lines, criticize the words they're selling. Think for yourself, and feel the walls become sand beneath your feet." --Geoff Tate, Queensryche

        by DarthMeow504 on Wed Jun 19, 2013 at 08:45:54 PM PDT

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