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26/07/2020 19:56
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https://nypost.com/2020/07/25/these-are-the-innocuous-words-progressives-want-to-ban/

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[W]hat’s easy, when it comes to race, is pretending to be outraged about commonly used words. Trying desperately not to get canceled, bosses are trying to think ahead about what words might create a fake Duraflame firestorm of anger, and preemptively ruling ordinary words out of bounds.

At the Los Angeles Times, for instance, an editor has said the word “looters,” which has been used many times in the paper, now has “a pejorative and racist connotation” and that anyone who is inclined to use the word should “talk to your immediate supervisor.” Translation: Best not use the word at all, if you want to stay employed. So what to call looters? Non-paying shoppers? That doesn’t quite tell the story: Ordinary shoplifters don’t usually bust up all the windows. How about self-appointed retail-justice-commandos? Revolutionary mass goods-redistribution agents?

Harvard, which in 2015 abolished the name “House Master” for professors in charge of residential houses, is being sweated by a group called the Coalition for a Diverse Harvard that decided to be triggered by the term “Board of Overseers,” an alumni panel dating back to the 17th century that selects the university president. Past members include John F. Kennedy. The Coalition proclaimed that the name must be changed because “ ‘Overseer’ also refers to men hired by plantation owners during that same time period to violently control and abuse enslaved people. Plantation overseers were paid to elicit the most work out of enslaved … ” etc. I didn’t finish the paragraph because my stupidity alarm was ringing in my ears. In June, the University of Louisville ditched the name “overseer” from student government organizations because of slavery.

In Houston, a Realtors association announced it would no longer use terms such as “master bedroom” or “master bathroom” not because any sane person ever associated a nice Mediterranean-style 4BR with Kunta Kinte getting whipped in “Roots” but because some yellow-blazered property guru thought this would be a way of expressing generalized racial niceness. Is any single black person better off because of this word-juggling? No, but people are confusing gestures with actions more than ever.

Twitter, which is saturated with woke-campus paranoia, this month announced that it was blacklisting the word “blacklist,” along with other supposedly “non-inclusive” terms such as “grandfathered” (ageist, I guess), “guys” (too gendered) and “sanity check,” which is something most of us could use a little more of in our lives, but Twitter desperately needs on a daily basis, the way Uma Thurman needed that adrenaline shot in “Pulp Fiction.”


Progressives lack compassion and tolerance. Their self-aggrandizement is all that matters.
Re: innocuous words progressives want to ban[q [Re: TBP] #606886
27/07/2020 17:09
27/07/2020 17:09
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There will soon be an attempt to redefine in dictionaries, the term "racism" too.It w/read that racism can only exist among those with the power to impose it-which is the left's definition, now.In other words, a black can't be racist (he can be a bigot).Only whites can be. Then again, a lot of cities already have black mayors and have the power to impose racist policies if they want.


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