half-caste


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half-caste

Offensive a person having parents of different races, esp the offspring of a European and an Indian
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But there was one thing about them: over three years later the Battalion passed through a village they had been billeted in, and I saw several half-caste mites playing in the street.
The young Jedda (Margaret Dingle) learns to speak English, to play the piano and to wear clean white clothes; she plays with Joe (Willie Farrar), an older, half-caste boy on the station, and watches, bemused and fascinated, when the local Aboriginal people head off on their seasonal walkabout.
According to Beckett, Dutton, a man he describes as a 'half-caste', was one of the last men in New South Wales to pass through the ceremonies associated with initiation.
The poll, carried out by sport-based anti-racism charity Show Racism The Red Card over 12 months in Wales, revealed that: Almost half those sur-veyed believe "coloured" is an acceptable term to use; 42% believe the word "half-caste" is OK; One in four believe "p***" for a Pakistani person is acceptable; and, Almost one in five thought that the word "c***" for a Chinese person - a term recently highlighted in allegations about texts between ex-Cardiff City manager Malky Mackay and his chief scout Iain Moody - was permissible in everyday language.
1925-30, and contemporaneous, related experiments with col laged human faces and body parts: the disturbing portrait Mischling (Half-Caste), 1924, for example, with its level, unwavering African stare and its absurdly tiny, grafted-on rosebud mouth.
Their only hope of vengeance and redemption is a half-caste (Keanu Reeves) who they had once rejected.
A Northern Life is a wonderful character study of what life was like growing up as a working class 'half-caste' in the 1960's.
Whenever a character in Lord Jim needs to be unfavorably compared to the protagonist, he is made to be either non-European, half-caste, or of indeterminate racial origin--indeed, all three categories are effectively collapsed in the narrative to privilege the idea of white racial purity.
His poem 'Half Caste' (Half-caste and Other Poems, Hodder Children's books, 2005), uses humour to satirise the views of those who wish to defend the 'purity' of a nation.
Similarly, it takes scarcely a snap of the fingers for Julie's disapproving folks to come around, for the girls to recruit longest-ranged half-caste cousin Kay (Shari Sebbens) as a fourth member, and for Dave to convince the skeptical Gall that their calling lies in racy Motown music, as opposed to sleepy country ditties.
Maugham combines Schomberg's hotel in Surabaya and Heyst's island refuge in the half-caste Horn's seedy hotel in Pago Pago.