Describing tone, shade, or hue of one’s skin…

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In the due course of life one normally finds themselves at a loss for words particularly in some of our new found – and most often meaningless attempts at being politically correct –albeit for one issue or another one finds themselves unable to respond sufficiently because of this relationship between cultures and their language and the attempts to split apart or dismantle that culture by changing the ways in which one communicates.
To be sure language is not in a vacuum nor is it ever stopped. Language is one thing that never stops; as an example we spoke with speech pathologists and doctors that specialize in this area. Funny thing that we found out was that the human brain never thinks in complete sentences nor does it ever stop – thinking. In other words, the brain does not acknowledge the use of periods (full stop).
In the recent foray of events that surrounded Sen. Harry Reid D-NV and his comments in a different place at a different time is a fiasco. We always thought it was Hollywood starlets who did outrageous things for publicity; however, much to our amusement we are finding that politicians are close if not worse in their use of the publicity machine.
It appears that the meekly Senator from the Great State of Nevada feels as though he needs to publically apologize for words he used in describing another individual. Making reference to the tone, shade, or hue of a person’s skin – albeit light or dark or red or sunburned or white or pink does not need apologizing for. Are you ‘feeling’ us on this issue? As long as there are interracial relationships, there will always be a difference in hue. Companies such as Maybelline, Cover Girl, and L’Oreal are making a fortune with this advertising.
Furthermore, what is up with the dialect notion? Everyone in this country knows, appreciates, and attends to the notion that folks in South Central Los Angeles speak differently (word choice, syntax, and infliction) than their counterparts do in Honolulu, Hawaii. Have you ever been in an environment where someone from the West coast laughingly says, ‘hey, you from the Bronx’? No apology necessary or do we have this amuck?
We feel that there is a great deal of “displacement” going on in Washington right now where someone is to apologize for something they’ve either said or done. We are here to say there are some matters and issues that are so true that, to treat them otherwise is without question of doubt being a racist or displacing an apology for something that needs nothing in an attempt to apologize for something that does. Please think about it…
More on the way…
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