[PW] New York Times Article About Earliest Use of Term "African-American"
cowan at mercury.ccil.org
Tue Apr 21 16:40:31 PDT 2015
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
> The snowy egret race? :-)
Swans, of course.
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