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#1162: Bilingualism: Bellegarde-Smith replies to Dorce response to Durran.

From: P D Bellegarde-Smith <pbs@csd.uwm.edu>

There is misused of sociological concepts galore on this line. The
numerical minority that speaks French in Haiti, is the "dominant" group,
not a minority. Conversely, the numerical majority that speaks Haitian
Creole is the "minority." Whites, in South Africa and in the United
States, are "dominant," Africans and African Americans, the minority.
Numbers have nothing to do with it. Power and power relationships do.
Let's employ these terms appropriately.