December 1, 2006
'Borat' and Bias Against Romany People
Ian F. Hancock, a professor of linguistics at the University of Texas at Austin
The fictional Kazakh journalist Borat Sagdiyev has Americans laughing in movie theaters where Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan is showing. But the alter ego of the British comedian Sacha Baron Cohen has found disfavor with some ethnic and cultural groups who are the targets of Mr. Baron Cohen's barbs.