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Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by EFLImpudence, 18 Apr 2019.

  1. EFLImpudence

    EFLImpudence

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    I have noticed on the local television, when subtitles are on American news programmes or chat shows, that when the presenter says "people of colour" ('coloured people' apparently being offensive for some reason), the translation is "people not white" (adjectives being after the noun).
    We could say,for example, "...is the first non-white person to be elected...".

    This seems a very simple way to avoid the word colour altogether - especially, of course, when white is a colour and black is not.

    No doubt this is the fault of the U.S., but the English speaking world does seem intent on making things as ambiguous and confusing as possible by abusing the language, actual misuse of words - and, of course, downright lies.

    This would seem to be intentional in the modern world to bring about the state that no one really knows what is going on.
    Consequently, even we here on G.D., have endless futile arguments because some people are intent on promoting and extending this state of affairs by refusing to acknowledge indisputable definitions.

    We can only presume that they are part of the system intent on suppressing knowledge and freedom of speech.

    1984 was a warning; not a manual.
     
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    'Non-white person' does not seem a very positive description, at least to me.
     
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    Ok. Fair enough.
     
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    I do like people on forums telling other people on forums that they should do something better.
     
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  8. Notch7

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    Its a shame black cant be used like white.

    I suppose using non white as a description, interprets as not the default.........
     
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    What do you mean? I thought black was the acceptable term but people have for some reason started saying people of colour.

    Well it works both ways, doesn't it?
     
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    Dunno why Americans cannot just be Americans ? Why describe her self as an
    Afro American ?
     
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    Who?

    They all do that. African-, Italian-, Irish-Americans.
    They are all immigrants but are proud of where their ancestors came from, except Native- of course, who presumably regret anyone coming.

    I think Afro is a hairstyle.
     
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    Lets say Afro is a race.........itll be enough to trigger Himmie (y)
     
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    As to white being a colour and black not it, and vice versa depends on what perspective you look at it, its not mutually exclusive. Im sure you have looked into it.

    I suppose person of colour is not very specific, If someone described a person as non coloured - would you automatically think white?
     
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    As the subject has been discussed in depth recently, on several occasions, by the two main protagonists, the two believers of an out-dated, Victorian and scientifically disproven theory, (I'll post multiple references to those discussions below, in an edit, if allowed) your intention were obviously trolling, to invite me into a discussion with the full knowledge that if I responded my account would be deleted.
    That was pure trolling, with the desired effect of preventing any further discussion about their ideology. Such is their inability to support their ideology with intelligent discussion that they would rather I was prevented from replying, leaving them free to peddle their ideology.
    Trolls!
    But you are allowed to be trolls. The mods obviously allow it with the full knowledge that my response will cause my account to be deleted.
    So troll away to your heart's content knowing full well that now I have responded my account will be deleted, and your racist ideology will be allowed without hindrance.
    I call that both utter cowardice on your part, restriction of my ability to respond on the mod's part, and support for racist ideology by the mods.

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