[Ads-l] Racist origins of "Grandfathering"

Dennis During dcduring at GMAIL.COM
Fri Dec 18 19:34:14 EST 2020


I did not know that, nor had I ever heard the term 'Melungeon'.  Is the OED
a Melugeon reference work, too?

On Fri, Dec 18, 2020 at 6:00 PM MULLINS, WILLIAM D (Bill) CIV USARMY CCDC
AVMC (USA) <0000099bab68be9a-dmarc-request at listserv.uga.edu> wrote:

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> > On Fri, Dec 18, 2020 at 12:09 PM Bill Mullins <amcombill at hotmail.com>
> wrote:
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> https://greensboro.com/news/education/wake-schools-will-stop-using-the-term-grandfathering-because-it-has-
> >> racist-origins/article_478ba8fc-3664-11eb-9a49-3706dfbe2e2b.html
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> >> News to me.
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> > That's just because of your white privilege.
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> Guess again.  I identify as Melungeon.
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