Re: Race

Ania Lian (ania@LINGUA.CLTR.UQ.OZ.AU)
Wed, 16 Oct 1996 13:36:05 +1000

On Tue, 15 Oct 1996, Vance Geiger wrote:

> I would like to publicly apologize to Dr. Ralph Halloway. I didnot
intend to imply that he is racist. My problem is with theconcept of race,
the history of its usage, that it is not ascientifically neutral term, and
the way some people employ it ina rac > ist manner. Again, I did not
intend to suggest that Dr.Halloway was among them. I am truly sorry that
my choice ofwords was inapropriate. > > vance geiger

on a joke side of the debate:
I wonder which terms are "neutral"? Say fi "woman". If we decide that
unjust was done to "woman" should we think about rehabilitating the image
by calling IT now, say, NOMAN?
ania :-)