[PW] New York Times Article About Earliest Use of Term "African-American"

Claire clairefromclare at gmail.com
Tue Apr 21 17:14:35 PDT 2015


Except polar bears have black skin under their fur. 

(From the phone)

> On Apr 21, 2015, at 7:40 PM, John Cowan <cowan at mercury.ccil.org> wrote:
> 
> Carolyn Haley scripsit:
> 
>> I particularly like the phrase "the sable race." Which made me
>> wonder... what would be a good equivalent for white folks? Is there
>> any non-albino animal that's white all the time, vs. changing coat
>> with the seasons to blend into its background (such as ermine,
>> snowshoe hare, ptarmigan)?
> 
> The polar bear comes to mind, not only for its appearance but for its
> aggressiveness.  Dr. Google suggests the Honduran white bat as another
> example.
> 
>> The snowy egret race? :-)
> 
> Swans, of course.
> 
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