Coonass is a controversial term in the Cajun lexicon: to some Cajuns it is regarded as the supreme ethnic slur, meaning \"ignorant, backwards Cajun\"; to others the term is a badge of pride, much like the word Chicano is for Mexican Americans.Reader Junda Woo emailed the Current on Monday evening to express her distaste for the word.
"Context, people. Wouldn't bat an eye if this were on a diner menu somewhere in Acadiana. But in Southtown, this word (itself made up of two offensive words) seems like the worst kind of cultural appropriation.
(And then they couldn't spell andouille correctly.)"
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