[Ads-l] "wyte" as perjorative spelling for "white"

Tomas Alvarez tomasalvarez95 at GMAIL.COM
Mon Feb 8 00:34:46 EST 2021


Horatius,

I suggest that you measure yourself and immediately drop the association of
color names to such things as "purity."

I struggle to find any utility in your contribution other than the desire
to provoke social discord.

Tomas

On Sun, Feb 7, 2021 at 6:36 PM Horatius <qalam001 at protonmail.ch> wrote:

> Is this an example of trying to reverse colour symbolism by separating the
> broad ethnic category from the colour white, which symbolises purity?
>
> Are there more examples of new words being coined on the Internet to
> disassociate a group of humans with the connotations of their descriptors?
>
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> Horātius Honcongēnsis
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> ‐‐‐‐‐‐‐ Original Message ‐‐‐‐‐‐‐
> La luni, februarie 8, 2021 10:22 AM, Tomas Alvarez <
> tomasalvarez95 at gmail.com> a scris:
>
> Can you tell us more about it? What kind of discussion are you hoping for
> with this?
>
> Tomas
>
> On Sun, Feb 7, 2021 at 6:00 PM Horatius <
> 00000e76b69c74bf-dmarc-request at listserv.uga.edu> wrote:
>
>> I have been looking at Twitter and found the spelling "wyte" circulating
>> in broadly leftist communities.
>>
>> https://twitter.com/search?q=wyte&src=typed_query
>>
>> https://twitter.com/ISASaxonists/status/1358566271411908608
>>
>>
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>> Horātius Honcongēnsis
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