A lot of people have preconceived ideas regarding races and cultures, which more than once cause misunderstandings.
The absurdity in today’s “Woke” culture is that people prefer to exclude certain words and terms and replace them with other words that in turn could be misunderstood in the past, or cause problems in the future.
In Belgium, for example, one can no longer speak of a “negro” or a “black” person, but one has to say now a “white” person when talking about a “Blanke” (someone of the white race) or Caucasian type person (or relating to a racial group having light-coloured skin), who is therefore not white at all and to whom there may not be “black people” opposed to them (?!?). So why is a “White” not racist while “Black” would be racist?
Same for “fat” and “thick” (or in Dutch “dik“)where the English publisher of Roald Dahl’s books has now printed “enormous” (very great in size, extremely large in size or amount, extent) or in Dutch “enorm” (very big, gigantic, huge), while we do imagine something very different with an enormous building or enormous creature than with a shapely or plump person. The chosen word “enormous” or “enorm” is far worse and far more offensive than “fat” or “vol slank”, “full slim” we would say.
Already having some years in this world, we had to change the use of words more than once. Every time they found another word because the one in use had become “offensive”.
In this day and age it is going absurdly far, how some words are abandoned, like we may not say any more Eskimo, igloo, cabane or hut, etc.
Racism is the wrong view of things and people with misjudged word choices.
- There are always subjects that people feel aren’t proper or sensitive issues that may cause a war of words or some form of conflict
- one race may feel that whatever they say = offensive to the person of another race.
- unspoken/unwritten rule
Find also to read:
- Word banning
- Absurdity of present “woke” rage: The rewriting of Dahl
- Why censoring Roald Dahl is a dangerous step
- What about irreverence and sharp-edged spirit of the original text
- New term names at London School of Economics
- Not liked or Hated Questions
- How far does this “Woke” world wants to go
- Wokeness wars
- Why Woke? When Will it Wander Away?
Sept. 4 Why do you think it is so difficult for people to talk about race?
There are always subjects that people feel aren’t proper or sensitive issues that may cause a war of words or some form of conflict. Some examples are politics, battles of the sexes, and the ultimate, race. Race has been a topic (without being a topic) for a very long time. It has stood the test of time with some changes happening but different races have a hard time facing this conversation.
I think that people have a hard time talking about race because one race may feel that whatever they say may be offensive to the person of another race. Not being sure of the reaction, people tend to avoid those conversations even when a national issue has been brought to people’s attention like a slap in the face.
I also feel that people…
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