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Florida says 'JEWBAN' plate OK

http://www.jewishworldreview.com | (UPI) -- Gilbert Tabares Gomer in Miami gets to keep his JEWBAN license plate for his convertible.

The Miami Herald says JEWBAN is how South Florida Cuban Jews commonly identify themselves but the personalized tag caught the attention of others in the community who thought it was a racist term calling for the banning of Jews.

The Department of Motor Vehicles, which had approved the plates in August, asked for them back, sparking a debate on the term. After news articles and much back and forth on radio and over the Internet, the DMV decided JEWBAN was not a derogatory term.

JEWBAN dates back to the late 1960s, when the Cuban Hebrew Congregation of Miami printed a monthly bulletin titled "JEWBAN."

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