'kemosabe' not racist, court rules

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    'Kemosabe' not racist, court rules

    A Canadian court has ruled that "kemosabe", the name given to the Lone Ranger by his friend Tonto in the 1950s TV western, is not a racist term.

    The ruling has been delivered by the Nova Scotia Court of Appeal in a case involving a native Canadian woman who complained that the manager of the store where she worked had called her "kemosabe".

    Her boss said he understood the word simply to mean "trusty friend".

    The court confirmed an earlier decision by the province's Human Rights Commission that "kemosabe" was not a racist term.

    That ruling was made after the commission watched hundreds of hours of Lone Ranger episodes.

    Hi Ho Silver away … LOL
 
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