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Discussion in 'Personal' started by Corvuscorax, Nov 25, 2019.
And the world was a big silence.
Yes, not quite. I will continue using the word as I choose.
We had a teacher at primary school who insisted it was a 'moat' and bailey castle, because castles have moats, you see. Also that German rye bread was black because it was so old...
Sure but be careful don't let it get you all uppity.
I was born in Jamaica...so am exempted.
You might have missed the point I was trying to make, there now seems to be so many words / phrases then upset some people that the only way to seemingly avoid upsetting is to stay stum.
Indeed so - and that is perhaps one reason that staffrooms are redundant spaces.
or maybe we have just said all we have to say, and finished!
I have always known it was racist. I think I came across it when reading The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn or The Adventures of Tom Sawyer at elementary school. I was surprised that people didn't know that it was racist. I suppose it was only because I have had half of my education in another country.
Boris Johnson called single mothers 'uppity and irresponsible' and their children 'illegitimate' - funny that no-one on here is slating him as racist because of his use of the word...
Not really. You'd have to explain in what sense his use of uppity could be deemed racist in the context of single mothers.
Not according to some posters who deem the word to be racist regardless of context
You know no such thing.
What are you talking about? I can not quote the actual page or which book but it is most certainly there somewhere. I presume you have read the books. Read them again.
And also, I would ask what your experience of other countries education systems are? As I say I can not give you a firm reference, but I was aware that "uppity" was most definitely used as a reference to the slaves of the Southern States of America and I learnt this circa 1955 in Canada.