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in response to reader comment: I know a family from Bangladesh

Submitted by Devasahayam (United States), May 22, 2008 at 12:40

I have known quite a few Bengalis including "coconuts" (the more pleasing term for desis born in North America meaning "brown on outside, white inside"; more common, and derogatory, term is "ABCD" for "American-born confused desi"***), and have seen the mindset among them--including the ABCD's.

***Due to Canada's rather obvious (except to some Canadians, mostly in morOntario) cultural similarity to Americans, the term for Canada-born desis is not"CBCD"; "ABCD" covers this group nicely as well.

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