Re: RARA-AVIS: Mexican-Americans in Crime Fiction

Date: 20 Jan 2000

Tim Oliver takes exception to my description of legendary frontier peace officer Elfego Baca as being
"of 'Mexican descent'" because "He was born in New Mexico Territory, USA."

I was born in California, but I'm of Irish descent. Being described as of
      "(fill-in ethnic background) descent" isn't meant to describe one's
      birthplace but the place of one's ethnic origins.


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