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Yeah Pope it is a mainstream thing. No doubt. It is also stupid as can be.
I’ve come up with a brilliant acronym to replace POC. In so doing the stain of coloured and all associations is abjured and rebuked. The stain is the abhorrent and implicit meaning in which Whites are standard model default ACTUAL humans and Blacks are colored, debased…[Read more]
So I just took a gander at seeing how normal it is to include “People of Color” in book titles. I intentionally skipped over books dated older than a half dozen years or so, just to keep the data relatively current. (Fortunately, I have a clipboard manager that makes it quick and easy to copy/paste URLs in quantity. But I still stopped…[Read more]
Pope you have served up a lot of meat. And i am a vegetarian. Thanks for sharing part of your experience with mental illness which by the way is a bit of a misnomer. But goddamnit don’t get me going on that!
Pope: I’m good with PoV usage evolving to invoke pride, while you’re good with pointing out its historical malicious usage. That is not com…[Read more]
Good luck new learner of English in getting that meaning of sick.
Slang takes hold quickly among the young, with little regard for language history. So when you say “new learner of language”, do you just mean non-English speaking immigrants? If that’s the case, I would get your point.
I’m still seeing your examples of…[Read more]
TheEncogitationer replied to the topic The Christian Right is in decline and it’s taking America with it. in the forum Politics 3 days, 16 hours ago
I shed no tears whatsoever for the decline of the Christian Right and only regret that it hasn’t happened faster in my own community. I can’t count the numbers of times people come into the store giving out bible tracts and wearing T-Shirts with thoughtless scriptures like: “Iron sharpens Iron” from Proverbs 27:17. (Uh, no. It’s ha…[Read more]
As for Enco I’ve seen these tropes a thousand times. Response: You don’t save western civilisation by supporting policies like racial profiling which run counter to the values you are trying to save, especially when those advocating for this also hold misogynist and or racist and or homophobic views which run counter to the general ide…
Reg, Davis, and Fellow Unbelievers,
I’ve said before that if a bloodthirsty Autism-spectrum child could write, The Qu’ran would probably be what it would look like. And that’s no slam against the overwhelmingly friendly children on the spectrum, of course, just acknowledgement of how they often repeat themselves.
The Qu’ran cribbed a lot from…[Read more]
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