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New Terminology for Minority Groups

Linguist Geoff Nunberg considers how the ways communities describe themselves is changing. The emergence of the term "African American" is of particular interest; Nunberg thinks it suggests a shift away from appearance toward place of origin.

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Other segments from the episode on January 13, 1989

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, January 13, 1989: Interview with Doc Watson and Jack Lawrence; Review of Buck Owens' albums "Hot Dog!" and "Buck Owens and the Buckeroos: Live at Carnegie"; Interview with…

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