[Ads-l] Last (?) dated/archaic ethnic terminology stricken from US federal laws

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Sun Oct 23 09:11:34 EDT 2016


"Oriental" was one of the words on the bingo card Kate ("Hillary") McKinnon
held up on SNL last night displaying offensive words used by Donald Trump.


"N-word" and "F-word (gay)" were also visible, so "Oriental" must be pretty
bad.

JL

On Wed, May 11, 2016 at 8:44 PM, Wilson Gray <hwgray at gmail.com> wrote:

> As we used to say in high school:
>
> "Ho. Ho. That's. Rich."
>
> On Wed, May 11, 2016 at 7:30 PM, Benjamin Barrett <mail.barretts at gmail.com
> >
> wrote:
>
> > Just passed and sent to President Obama for signing, a congressional law
> > striking a number of terms from what are stated in the article below as
> the
> > last two federal laws with ethnic terms not deemed acceptable. Despite
> this
> > claim, the article notes that “colored” remains in one section of federal
> > law. (The article also notes that terms remain when part of a proper noun
> > such as in the United Negro College Fund.)
> >
> > The article also cites examples that remain at the state and local level.
> >
> > "U.S. Laws Will No Longer Sound Like a Vaguely Racist Uncle”
> > by Matt Ford
> > http://theatln.tc/21YgCXz
> >
> > ======
> > In one section of the Department of Energy Organization Act, “a Negro,
> > Puerto Rican, American Indian, Eskimo, Oriental, or Aleut or is a Spanish
> > speaking individual of Spanish descent” will be replaced with “Asian
> > American, Native Hawaiian, a Pacific Islander, African American,
> Hispanic,
> > Puerto Rican, Native American, or an Alaska Native.”
> >
> > Another section of the bill erases “Negroes, Spanish-speaking, Orientals,
> > Indians, Eskimos, and Aleuts” from a 1976 public-works act and adds
> “Asian
> > American, Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islanders, African American, Hispanic,
> > Native American, or Alaska Natives” in its place.
> > =====
> >
> > The bill is S2649/HR4238: AMENDING THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY ORGANIZATION
> > ACT AND THE LOCAL PUBLIC WORKS CAPITAL DEVELOPMENT AND INVESTMENT ACT OF
> > 1976
> > (http://1.usa.gov/1UU1jy3)
> >
> > Benjamin Barrett
> > Formerly of Seattle, WA
> > ------------------------------------------------------------
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> >
>
>
>
> --
> -Wilson
> -----
> All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint to
> come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
> -Mark Twain
>
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>



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