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Discussion in 'Personal' started by EmanuelShadrack, May 10, 2019.
What does the D in SEND stand for?
"Disability" or "Disabilities", by the looks of it.
I didn't know either until a few minutes ago:
Will we be having people of colour history month from now on?
Oriental appears to have disappeared, or at least been replaced by Asian, which is far less specific.
I’m not sure whether that is due to P.C. requirements, or whether that’s been driven by those from the area formerly known as ‘the Orient’.
In fact, I can’t work out whether it’s offensive, or just obsolete.
Oriental is now considered a description of carpets not of people.
Illegitimate, when applied to people born to unwed parents. Still seems fine when describing an opinion or argument.
I don’t think there’s a newer equivalent, I think it’s just not mentioned any more.
Really? Thanks for the info.
Is there a newer equivalent, or has the geographical description just broadened out to the whole of Asia?
Modern PC bull:
Black/White/People of Colour/Mixed Race/Dual Heritage.
No nonsense replacement:
@ilovesooty Is ‘far East’ still allowed?
‘Middle East’ still exists, so wondering.
I hadn't thought about that one actually.
I think East Asian would be an alternative to Oriental
There are occasions when ethnicity has to be defined. It doesn't make anyone less human.
Third World. Now replaced by Developing Countries.
I was wondering how the replacement might affect the acronym "BAME", but even here I can see a lot of people aren't happy about it:
It does make me wonder how certain people ever get anything done.
Well Nicholas Witchell clearly didn't know which description to use...
True, but it is useful to be able to describe people (and objects) more specifically.
A while back I was in this establishment, and talking to a chap who I would describe as "Indian". I'm pretty sure he wouldn't take offence at being described in this way. Anyway, he directed me to one of his colleagues, and described the said colleague as "a big black bloke". I had to wait around until the latter chap appeared. I recognized him given the description I'd been given.
The description helped me in this instance. I don't see the great benefit of avoiding all references as to what someone looks like.
I have enough problems when referring to those of the Latin Rite.
The London School of Oriental and African Studies hasn't (yet) been renamed, although its acronym "SOAS" seems to be preferred nowadays.
Orient seems to refer to the east which is only an actual place if you define your starting point, otherwise it continually moves a bit like calling a place "over there".
When applying the term "Special Educational Needs and Disabilities" (SEND) to individuals, the correct etiquette in SEND circles is "person with SEND", not "SEND person". The underlying rationale is that human beings should never be completely defined by the needs and disabilities they happen to present.
Old term....no such thing as a good Tory
New term... no such thing as a good Tory