5 Feb, 2018 @ 11:38
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Spanish-speaking woman’s missing dog sparks race row as people call for Spain to change its word for ‘black’

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A HISPANIC woman’s missing dog has sparked a race row on social media. 

Rebecca Macias was dubbed ‘racist’ by Twitter users after she plead for help to find her black dog, named Negro.

https://twitter.com/rebeca_macias18/status/954758720831021057

 

 

Rebecca named the dog after the colour of his fur, but most of her replies on Twitter were criticising her ‘racist’ dog name.

 

 

“You definitely ain’t gonna find that dog now with a name like that,” One user wrote.

As the debate picked up traction, users began blasting the Spanish language and saying the word for ‘black’ – negro – should be changed.

https://twitter.com/BeautiFul_JaA/status/955353097676537856?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.unilad.co.uk%2Fanimals%2Fmillennials-want-spain-to-change-their-word-for-black-because-its-racist%2F

 

https://twitter.com/PABLObunny/status/955263461260275712?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.unilad.co.uk%2Fanimals%2Fmillennials-want-spain-to-change-their-word-for-black-because-its-racist%2F

 

Many others argued that the word is not a slur in this context because it is literally the word for black.

https://twitter.com/judithlaleyenda/status/955296845168816128?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.unilad.co.uk%2Fanimals%2Fmillennials-want-spain-to-change-their-word-for-black-because-its-racist%2F

UPDATE: The dog has been found…

https://twitter.com/rebeca_macias18/status/955883877121363968

 

 

 

Laurence Dollimore

Laurence has a BA and MA in International Relations and a Gold Standard diploma in Multi-Media journalism from News Associates in London. He has almost a decade of experience and previously worked as a senior reporter for the Mail Online in London.

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