Isn't language an interesting thing?
Like how "co-educational" means men and women in a school, but the men are the students and the women are the "co-eds." This is even true at formerly all female colleges. What's with that?
In the old days, before integration, there were Normal schools and black schools. Although, I don't think they said black. Huh?
And racism means disliking someone because of their race. What is reverse racism? LIKING someone because of their race? Yet, it is used to describe a non-white person who dislikes white people. See, that's just racism. No reverse.
And how come groups that lobby for the interests of women or people of color (other than white) are SPECIAL interest groups?
All of these terms or words work on the assumption that White and Male is normal and other things are NOT.
And to conclude my musings: why can white men get away with saying that a woman or a black man couldn't represent their interests, when they have seen no problem with white men representing women and people of color (other than white) for centuries?
I'm just asking... :-)
Where have you been?
4 years ago