ERIC Number: EJ522043
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1995
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The Use of Racial and Ethnic Terms in America: Management by Manipulation.
Forbes, Jack D.
WICAZO SA Review, v11 n2 p53-65 Fall 1995
Reviews the history of racial nomenclature in the Americas with regard to indigenous peoples, African Americans, and mestizos (persons of mixed ancestry). Discusses influences of colonialism and racial discrimination on the naming of groups. Describes the Native American concept of identity as a series of concentric circles extending from one's own family outward to all humans and beyond. (SV)
Descriptors: American Indian History, American Indians, Blacks, Colonialism, Ethnicity, Group Membership, Indigenous Populations, Labeling (of Persons), Language Usage, Latin American History, North American History, Race, Racial Discrimination, Racial Identification, Tribal Sovereignty, World Views
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Opinion Papers; Journal Articles
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