More from CNN

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Sun Aug 17 13:01:07 UTC 2014

It seems to compress into one short-circuited pseudo-sociological mass more
specific ideas like "thought of as different" or "discriminated against" or
"victimized by authority" or worse.

Are Aleuts, for example, "othered" by non-Aleuts?  Beats me, but if so it
can't be good. Nor would it be easy to debate such an assertion. Any ethnic
designation, including self-designation, presupposes some degree of
"otherness" from, you know, the "other."

1991 in Google Books (not checked): "Lesbian and gay readers...most likely
have always felt the sting of invisibility and the persistent experience of
being othered in everything from MacDonald's' ads to Jacques Lacan."


On Sat, Aug 16, 2014 at 11:56 PM, Wilson Gray <hwgray at> wrote:

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> > "Black people in this country are constantly othered."
> Damn! A brother can't catch a break! ;-)
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