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    the whites/blacks

    Hi

    If I talk about a group of white people, is it correct to refer to them as "the whites" or "the blacks" (if talking about black people)?

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    Re: the whites/blacks

    Quote Originally Posted by GUEST2008 View Post
    Hi

    If I talk about a group of white people, is it correct to refer to them as "the whites" or "the blacks" (if talking about black people)?
    In what context do you want to use those terms?

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    Re: the whites/blacks

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    In what context do you want to use those terms?
    Well, actually I haven't thought about a context.

    But let's say that someone is very famous in the whole world, because he/she fought for the human rights, fought against poverty etc. Could we say then that he/she is "the pride of the whites/the blacks"? Like for example, U2 is the pride of Ireland, Mr. X is the pride of the whites, Mrs. Y is the pride of the blacks.

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    Re: the whites/blacks

    Be very careful with such terms.

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