Show of HandsShow of Hands

bluefish August 10th, 2016 1:30am

Do you use the word "Indian" to refer to people not from India?

10 Liked

Comments: Add Comment

PrinceOberyn Reduce Reuse Reanimate
08/10/16 12:27 am

Native American until I'm talking about a specific tribe.

08/09/16 9:14 pm

I know it is old school, and I am often corrected, But I refer to native Americans as Indians and Asians ad orientals. I admit I am struggling with that. My 22 year old daughter corrects me. It's hard to teach and old dog new tricks. 😜

Laserbeam Back soon
08/09/16 8:11 pm

This user is currently being ignored

jfish82285 Tennessean in Colorado
08/09/16 8:03 pm

I use the names American Indian and Native American interchangeably. I don't see any issue with it and neither do most of the native Americans that I meet.

BamaGirl ROLL TIDE from Texas
08/09/16 7:36 pm

I do sometimes & I am 1/8 Cherokee & 1/16 Creek.

MJSeals Esq.
08/09/16 7:37 pm

R u rel8ted 2 Liz Waren? Aka Pocahontas?

08/09/16 7:14 pm

People from Indiana

skacey best poll is evenly split
08/09/16 7:58 pm

I don't agree, each people have a name that existed before America was a place.

Brandon1995 San Francisco
08/09/16 9:18 pm

Native Americans aren't from India. Calling them Indian is stupid.

chinito Florida
08/09/16 9:30 pm

There's a reason why they are also called indians.

PrinceOberyn Reduce Reuse Reanimate
08/10/16 12:27 am

That reason being that Christopher Columbus was a bloody idiot.

skacey best poll is evenly split
08/10/16 4:21 am

Brandon, calling them anything other than by their tribe is lazy. They are not Indians, they are not Native Americans.

They are Haita, Creek, Cherokee, and a hundred other tribal names.

Brandon1995 San Francisco
08/10/16 6:09 am

So if I'm referring to all Native Americans in general, I have to name every single tribe?

skacey best poll is evenly split
08/10/16 10:12 pm

No, but how often is that just a generalization because people don't know, or don't care to learn the tribes true name?