The ony thing insulting was Carole's elitist, arrogant attitude, and she is in fact incorrect with her statement "everyone over third grade ...". I am a physician and many patients identify themselves this way and certainly I have never been taught it was politically incorrect to use the term "American Indian". I must have missed that somewhere along the way to achieving my M.D. degree and during my training at Duke and the Mayo Clinic. Carole is a journalist and an author, and yet the grammar in her statement "everyone over third grade" is atrocious. Thank goodness for her editors.