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Perhaps there is not much to object to in the presence of the Union Jack. This is an age of competing nationalisms, and who shall blame us if we flourish
our own emblems along with all the rest? But is it really necessary, in 1947, to teach children to use expressions like “native” and "Chinaman"?
The last-named word has been regarded as offensive by the Chinese for at least a dozen years. As for “native,” it was being offically discountenanced
even in India as long as twenty years ago
Itis no use answering that itis childish for an Indian or an African to feel insulted when he is called a “native. We all have these feelings in one form or
another. If a Chinese wants to be called a Chinese and not a Chinaman, if a Scotsman objects to being called a Scotchman, or if a Negro demands his,
capital N, itis only the most ordinary politeness to do what is asked of one.
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