[Ads-l] More on "Negro"

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Thu Nov 6 12:31:00 UTC 2014


Update:

"The Army cannot say _who_ approved the word or _when_ it was added."

In this version of the story, the word appears in "Army regulations."

JL

On Thu, Nov 6, 2014 at 7:16 AM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>
wrote:

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> CNN: "The Army is scrambling to explain" why it has allowed the word
> "Negro" to be used as a synonym for "black" or "African American."
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> The word appears in a paragraph that is part of a general order updated in
> October. No report on how long it's been there.
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> Approval of the word is causing "controversy."
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> The tone and affect of Barbara Starr's report suggest that this is a very
> serious situation.
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> JL
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