"There are no Indians."
"Except the ones in Connecticut who opened the biggest casino complex between here and Las Vegas."
She said, "I have some Native American blood."
"Really. A lot of the old families do, but they're not advertising it. Some people come to me actually wanting to expunge relatives from the archives."
"Incredible." I knew there was a politically correct thing to say, but every time I try to do PC, I blow it. I mean, it changes, like weekly. I played it safe with, "Racist."
"Racial, though not necessarily racist. Anyway, I don't care who knows I had Indian blood. My maternal great-grandmother was a Corchaug."
"Well, you have nice color."
The politically correct position in our society isn't to denounce racism. It's to tolerate racism without denouncing it. If you take the politically incorrect route of denouncing racism, many people will criticize you and try to shut you up.
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