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Old 01-09-2013, 12:51 PM   #106
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My husband is Native American. On the forms for my kids' school the choice is Native American. He is Apache, and yes, they were named that by another tribe, it means enemy. My oldest DD's first day of kinder they told her to sit "criss cross applesauce". She had no idea what they were talking about. When the other kids did it automatically, she said "OOOOOHH! Indian Style!" Her Kinder teacher told her that they didn't say that, they said criss cross applesauce. She came home and told hubby about it, you should've seen his face. Keep in mind that DD isn't quite as dark as hubby, but she definitely looks "Native American" with the dark hair and eyes (or most see Spanish). So he coached her in what to say, and when she returned to Kinder she promptly went to her teacher and said, "My daddy says that I'm Apache and I can sit Indian Style if I want to."

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Old 01-09-2013, 07:32 PM   #107
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Talk about relevant to the conversation.....

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Old 01-09-2013, 10:00 PM   #108
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To add to the 'people' mascots, we have the Dallas Cowboys. Also, the mascot for the University of Oklahoma is the 'Sooner'. A Sooner was the derogatory nickname given to those who, the night before the Oklahoma Land Run, snuck into the territory & claimed the best pieces of land for themselves. So basically, thieves.
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Old 01-09-2013, 11:27 PM   #109
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Hmmm. Another question, then. Why is it, then, that people in the US and Canada can be called westerners?
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Old 01-09-2013, 11:32 PM   #110
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The Asian community in the U.S. has clearly stated that they do not like the term "Oriental".
According to who? Are you their spokesperson?
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Old 01-10-2013, 12:23 AM   #111
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Hearing Impaired is considered highly offensive to the deaf community. "The term hearing-impaired is viewed as negative. The term focuses on what people cant do. It establishes the standard as hearing and anything different as impaired, or substandard, hindered, or damaged. It implies that something is not as it should be and ought to be fixed if possible." (Taken from the nad orgainzation).

My daughter is profoundly deaf, but wears a cochlear implant and a bone conduction hearing aid. She self identifies as hard of hearing, but never deaf.
I'm hearing impaired. This is the first I have heard that it is offensive.

I have a moderate/severe loss and I have worn hearing aids since I was 23. I have a rare type of loss and they only do me a little bit of good. I lip read mostly. Thing is I am not near being deaf and I don't know sign language. I have been confronted with people who see I wear hearing aids and they either start screaming at me or they assume I know sign language .

I would much prefer "hearing impaired" to "hard of hearing". As a PP mentioned that "hard of hearing" gives me the picture of a 90 year old lady holding a horn to her ear.

From your posts it seems to me there must be two totally different groups in the "broken ear" population, the deaf community and the hearing impaired community. Never in my almost 20 years of wearing hearing aids have I heard "hearing impaired" was offensive. I certainly don't take offense to it, just PO'd to be a member!
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I'm hearing impaired. This is the first I have heard that it is offensive.

I have a moderate/severe loss and I have worn hearing aids since I was 23. I have a rare type of loss and they only do me a little bit of good. I lip read mostly. Thing is I am not near being deaf and I don't know sign language. I have been confronted with people who see I wear hearing aids and they either start screaming at me or they assume I know sign language .

I would much prefer "hearing impaired" to "hard of hearing". As a PP mentioned that "hard of hearing" gives me the picture of a 90 year old lady holding a horn to her ear.

From your posts it seems to me there must be two totally different groups in the "broken ear" population, the deaf community and the hearing impaired community. Never in my almost 20 years of wearing hearing aids have I heard "hearing impaired" was offensive. I certainly don't take offense to it, just PO'd to be a member!
That would be Deaf community with a capital D. It's a political issue. There are many profoundly deaf individuals in the US who are happy to be deaf, and who would not want to hear even if that option was offered to them. These are the folks who oppose the use of cochlear implants, and who are sometimes quoted as being disappointed if their children are born Hearing.
They feel that their culture is unique and do not view themselves as being disabled in any way -- and they don't like the idea that deafness should be "cured".
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