Hi there, I understand fully about the change in language, but sometimes folk don't bear in mind the fact that people are always being offensive in their remarks, often then react without understanding the context & time-line involved.
I'll tell one incident that may illustrate what can occur. My late father visited his old school, which was in an area that in the 1920's & 30's a nw residential area of Manchester. When we visited in the late 1990's it was in need of an uplift. Not uncommon.
We went all around the school shown around by the head teacher, who was a very nice lady wearing a Sari, very late 20th century.
In conversation with the head later he made a simple comment about how the demographics of the area had changed, simple as that.
He said, unwisely for me but he was approaching 90 years of age, "You know, I haven't seen a white face in the school"?.
But he was merely stating a fact, not critical in any way, but it was no what the modern society expects.
When he went to that school the exotics were Irish, Italians, even believe it or not Scots!!!
Before you bite I should mention that father was very active with Liverpool Harriers, enjoying fully his time with adults & children of every colour & creed, from aspirants up to GB Internationals, all good mates.
So judgements can be a bit premature, before one gains a fuller picture of the meanings involved.
Often people just read the headlines and ignore facts, (Brexit?), take for instance children's books of old? I have Herge books, W.E. Johns books, Frank Richards books, even Enid Blyton book. The revisionists revile those writers, with strong words against them. But Even if then they don't always get their facts right. Herge has been called a racist, yet if one reads the spirit of his writings and not just condemn outright they might find out that Tin Tin was very non-racist, in fact altruistic. His mentor, who got him writing was a racist, but then again he was also a Catholic Priest? Herge fell out with him big style.
So education involves looking at all of the history of society, then trying not to fail to b a decent human being. MM
* Just read Reohn2's last post. You cause more offence that you really should! Why do you employ micro text in a post? To obscure or to irritate??
Answer one simple question - If as we must agree we have a housing crisis in this country. We haven't got enough housing for all who want or need such. We also have what is called "Sub-Standard Housing", lacking modern amenities such as central heating. I qualify for better on that count, no C/H.
How do we solve that problem? The Derek Hatton way, bankrupt a City by doctrinal means, or the M. Thatcher way, "Let them eat cake" style? Neither offers a real solution
As I own my own home do I have to give it up and join the already long queue for a Council House? My late parents died after 65 years of being on the waiting list! I loathe the practises of both Hatton & Thatcher and therefore their successors Corbyn & Reece Mogg, so if you ain't offering a solution you are part of the problem! MM
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