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Words with racist connotations

Discussion in 'GatorNana's Too Hot for Swamp Gas' started by Trickster, Jul 6, 2020.

  1. Trickster

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  2. tilly

    tilly Superhero Mod. Fast witted. Bulletproof posts. Moderator VIP Member

    Almost all of those said they don't have a racial history. I mean, how far do we take this?
     
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  3. citygator

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    Some of the attached phrases are poor choices some are snowflakey. Uppity, sure. Black list for instance is not a racist term. Heck, you can’t eliminate all color terms, in the black means profitable but in the red is losing money has no race connotations - wasn’t in article.
     
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  4. LimeyGator

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    Once we start on the etymology of words, we're on a tricky slope.

    A statue in a prominent public position? Sure, but most people don't know where most words come from without specialism.

    And I say that phlegmatically, because a) this whole situation requires calm heads and b) most people don't know it's own etymology dates back to when Spartan soldiers would drink bull's snot to calm their nerves prior to going into battle. You can work the rest out...
     
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  5. gator_ch

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    And the insanity continues... at least until everything is sanitized.
     
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  6. ValdostaGatorFan

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    The IT world is moving from using master/slave relationships. Python has already removed it from the language.

    I do some systems administration, and a lot of times a cluster of two servers in a failover cluster are referred to as the master and slave. The master is the active server and if it fails to generate a heartbeat, the slave server is promoted and then becomes the master.
     
  7. Gatorhead

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    Here are some words with Confederate Connotations:
    Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas and so forth.

    Florida's name should be changed to Flogator.
     
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  8. chemgator

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    A professor in D.C. lost his job a decade or so ago, because he used the word "spooks" in a lecture in the presence of black people. He was using it in reference to "ghosts" in a metaphor he was trying to make. Fortunately, his students weren't paying attention to the context of what he was saying, and held him accountable for the words he was using.
     
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  9. wgbgator

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    When's the last time anyone said "sold down the river" or "peanut gallery" that wasn't a 100 years old?
     
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  10. docspor

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    One of my first teaching jobs was at a college that due to it being on the site of a fort used to launch attacks on native americans, gave NAs free tuition. Hence, about 10% of the student body was NA (bonus - this meant Navajo tacos were a menu item!!) When discussing black* markets, I started on an example I'd used many times before about selling tickets for more than face value. I'd never thought about it, but I did catch myself & awkwardly avoided using the word scalping.

    * ????
     
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  11. docspor

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    I can imagine in the future catching a rerun where Jerry "sez" But, did you stroke your penis until ejaculation.
     
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  12. wgbgator

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    Also a Seinfeld episode
     
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    Oh yeah...was that the one with the cigar store NA?
     
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  14. wgbgator

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    Yeah, people act like this is something new, but that episode aired what like 25 years ago?
     
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  15. FeeBart

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    Sounds like fodder for a really inappropriate yet hilarious comedy routine. :D:D:D "Navajo? no Idaho"
     
  17. tilly

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    Probably the most spit out your water moment in the greatest show of all time. I still die every time he walks in and slams the money down.
     
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    Time to stop playing rap music or any music that uses the "wrong" words.

    Or does this new change only apply to white people?
    If change is wanted it has to be done by everyone.
     
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  19. FeeBart

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    Just racist white folk. Those non-Melanated brothers with invitations to the cook out are free to use rap lyrics at their leisure.
     
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  20. chemgator

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    I tried to google it, and what I came up with was older than 10 years old. I must have read a retelling of the story about a decade ago.

    The professor was Melvin Tumin (who died in 1994, so the incident was older than that), and he told the story that there were two students in his class that did not show up to a single lecture. (He was a professor at Princeton.) He had no idea who they were or what race they might be, so he asked the question if anyone had seen these two, or if they were just spooks (meaning ghosts). He was not fired, but was investigated and threatened with dismissal. It was described as a witch hunt.

    Melvin Tumin - Wikipedia

    I'm looking forward to more witch hunts. I think it could make our society more productive.
     
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