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Old 06-09-2019, 01:08 PM
 
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This isn't the first time I heard of something like this.

If I recall correctly, the movie Malcolm X had a scene where Malcolm was talking about the negative connotations of the word black in the dictionary as compared to white.

It was only a matter of time until self anointed activist snowflakes with too much time on their hands saw this opportunity.


https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/wome...000906372.html

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The noun section adds that “black” is sometimes capitalized in reference to “a member of any of various dark-skinned peoples,” and “often offensive” when referring to African Americans.

Now, women of color online are demanding a change to the “offensive” connotations of the word.

“Let’s Change The Old, Insulting, Abusive, Objectionable, Hostile, Attacking Definition Of ‘Black/ black,’” wrote one Twitter user. “It’s Not Who We Are Or What We a Stand For. So Let’s Move To Change It And Proudly Represent BLACK, As We Really Are.”
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Old 06-09-2019, 01:57 PM
 
Location: Elysium
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So when enough power players pumped up African American "black" as in "say it loud, I'm black and I'm proud" was named a negative
connotation in this dictionary
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Old 06-09-2019, 02:15 PM
 
Location: Cape Cod
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So what would they like the definition to be "the opposite of white" or "non white" ?
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Old 06-09-2019, 02:30 PM
 
Location: Florida
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I wonder why so many people on this forum who aren't black obsess about everything they do, think or vote.
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Old 06-09-2019, 03:02 PM
 
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So the dictionary is racist. PC will never stop.
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Old 06-09-2019, 06:08 PM
 
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So the dictionary is racist. PC will never stop.

Exactly. People are missing the larger point here. All dictionaries are racist and should be banned.
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Old 06-09-2019, 06:10 PM
 
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Next, no color wheel in art. It's offensive.
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Old 06-09-2019, 06:11 PM
 
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Next, no color wheel in art. It's offensive.
Art is even more racist than dictionaries.
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Old 06-09-2019, 06:17 PM
 
Location: Watervliet, NY
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This isn't the first time I heard of something like this.

If I recall correctly, the movie Malcolm X had a scene where Malcolm was talking about the negative connotations of the word black in the dictionary as compared to white.
https://youtu.be/51USLgPWhgc

His Autobiography is the next item on my reading list. I wish he were still around today, I'd love to know his thoughts on the current state of things.
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Old 06-09-2019, 06:17 PM
 
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There is even the fact that 1 of the dictionary definitions there noted it is often used offensively towards African Americans. Sheesh, these snowflakes are getting desperate.
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