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When artists across the music industry began speaking out against racial injustice following George Floyd’s death at the hands of Minneapolis police, “King of Reggaeton” Daddy Yankee and Calle 13 rapper Residente were among them.Reggaeton needed a racial reckoning. Afro-Latinos are leading it.|Bethonie Butler|November 23, 2020|Washington Post
Ditto Virginia, but in reverse; culturally, northern Virginia is Yankee land (but with gun shops).
The flag that was unveiled at Yankee Stadium 19 days after 9/11 was a different, much larger one.Brad Meltzer's Passion For Reuniting America With Its Historic Objects|Oliver Jones|November 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The major question for the Republican Party going forward is what all these Yankee newcomers will mean for its direction.
Jeter currently holds the Yankee record for stolen bases, and in 2009, he earned the hits record, as well.
So long to a winner, a superstar, a gentleman, and a Yankee.
A Yankee, whose face had been mauled in a pot-house brawl, assured General Jackson that he had received his scars in battle.
Then with your victorious legions you can march south and help drive the Yankee invaders from the land.
Here the conversation ended, and the Yankee took up his quarters for two weeks.
Like many other Yankee notions, it did not thrive here, and the humming of those bees soon ceased.Showell's Dictionary of Birmingham|Thomas T. Harman and Walter Showell
When told two of his men had killed a Yankee and captured a Yankee captain, he asked what had been done with the captain.
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Cultural definitions for Yankee
Originally a nickname for people from New England, now applied to anyone from the United States. Even before the American Revolutionary War, the term Yankee was used by the British to refer, derisively, to the American colonists. Since the Civil War, American southerners have called all northerners Yankees. Since World War I, the rest of the world has used the term to refer to all Americans.