Re: Amerind an offensive term (was: Early Amerind assimilation

Bryant (
13 Aug 1996 12:34:14 -0600

In article <>,
Joel and Lynn Gazis-Sax <> wrote:
>But it is clear to me that Mr. Barnard doesn't understand any humor which is
>not racist in nature.

HOLD ON, JOEL! That is *grotesquely* out of line!! My God, man, don't you
have any sense of restraint?!

I have seen *nothing* in Mr. Barnard's posts that revealed racist
sympathies. You are way, way out of line, here, and owe an apology for
this slanderous assertion.

This, perhaps better than anything you've posted before, illustrates the
pathetic state of anthropologists' standard of evidence: label someone,
characterize them as something bad, and then announce to the world that
we need not consider the content of their messages.

>The term politically correct began as a bit of self-humor
>among Leftists who caricaturized themselves for their occassional boycotts
>and attentativeness to wording.

The folks who introduced me to the term were about as well humored
as hard-core animal rights activists. But I wonder: if what you say is
correct, then how do you logically conclude that Barnard is anything but
a Leftist poking fun at other leftists' hypocricies?