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an offensive term for the offspring of parents of different races or cultures

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LJ 61); and the captain of the Patna calls the half-caste clerk in Singapore, "a God forsaken Portuguee" (LJ 78).
Until 1921 half-castes were allocated to the Maori or European population depending on their mode of living.
The last two children, who were born at Thursday Island, were 'neither half-caste nor Aboriginal' (QSA A/58761 cited in Ganter, 2006: 83-90).
She was living with her family in the bush near Halls Creek when 'the government came for me and my brother, the half-castes, and left the two full-blood children'.
Monsieur Desrussie, the director of the Home for Half-Castes, the very person Celanire had come to assist, had just passed from this life to the next.
for half-castes is based on an undeniable truth, as revealed by
He had been a student in his last year at a home for half-castes.
The number of half-castes, though, are rapidly increasing and threatening the political ideal of a White Australia.
Under his direction, religious fundamentalists and Social Darwinists are made to rub shoulders with aboriginal half-castes, imperial officials, rogue sailors, petty thieves, vicious convicts and even the occasional innocent in the everchanging world of the first half of the 19th century.
Every endeavour is being made to breed out colour by elevating female half-castes to the white standard with a view to their absorption by mating into the white population.
State parliament has just enacted legislation including the grant to the Commissioner for Native Affairs of control over the marriages of half-castes.
According to the Times, 'He suggested that decent clean-living half-castes should be allowed to play.
If the discourses of early critics have perpetuated the notion of a rational Western intellect in conflict with an Eastern stereotype of the passionate, savage native, as embodied in the relationships of Almayer and Willems with the women of the Orient, then reading Conrad "contrapuntally," to borrow a term from Said's Culture and Imperialism, from a postcolonial/postmodern space would revitalize the lost sense of agency and authority of the half-castes and natives in his Eastern world (59).