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Response to planetc (Original post)

Thu Jun 7, 2018, 12:55 PM

6. On the face of it this sounds like it's so obvious

that writing about is is just a duh thing, but you’re right. I’m old enough to have seen how words have been changed first and that the change does also change perceptions. For example, the word ‘Gay’ used to be equal to all other pegorative slang, but when the LBGTQ community told the world to use that word the changes in attitude started. Now we use the initials LBGTQ because the Gay community want it. Referring to black people as Black came about in the 1960s with the Black is Beautiful movement which changed the way Black people were seen in the makeup of our national culture. It also changed deeper perceptions and eliminated a lot of stereotyping from our language.

There are other examples, but the most important fact about these movements were that they were initiated by the groups themselves. It doesn’t work otherwise.

Your thought is a very good one though.

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