Originally Posted by pr_capone
1. I didn't realize we were having a scholarly debate where sources had to be impeccable. If you want, I am happy to provide other links to back my position.
2. I did not misread. You are holding on to a minority view on what the word means. It may mean that to YOU, but that is not what it means to most everyone else.
3. Dude... no matter what you say, to the large majority of the public, person of Hispanic heritage is a derogatory term specific to Mexicans. That makes it a racial slur. Agree or disagree... I don't give two shits.
I'm trying to have a conversation but you are more interested in being right. **** it.
Im not....person of Hispanic heritage (in english) is not the same thing as Mojado (to me)...I think thats where our problem lies...I dont care if you think I am right or not...
I NEVER USED THE TERM that you have in your #3.
Ive already explained this repeatedly...its not the same thing. h20back is a term used in english by whites as a racial term. It is not at all the same thing as mojado. Its just the closest LITERAL translation...I apologize if you think I would rather be right than know the truth but...that is the basic truth. Its a completely different thing to use one term than the other.
You say you're trying to have a conversation, but if we cannot agree on that basic fact, than the conversation has to end...I'm not trying to 'be right' I am just trying to point out that a conversation is impossible unless we can agree what the words mean!
edit: for clarification I never used the term wet back, ever