[lg policy] Campaingn against racist language?

Gabriel Gonzalez Nunez Gabriel.GonzalezNunez at ARTS.KULEUVEN.BE
Thu Jan 31 09:18:08 UTC 2013


A campaign launched by the Casa de la Cultura Afrouruguaya has made headline throughout the Spanish-speaking world. Here's an example:


http://www.abc.es/internacional/20130124/abci-uruguay-201301231947.html


For those who don't read Spanish, the CCA launched a petition and television ads to ask Spain's Real Academia de la Lengua [Royal Academy of Language] to delete the phrase "trabajar como un negro" [to work like a black (man)] from its prestigious dictionary. The phrase indicates that the speaker is working very hard and seems to refer to slavery. As far as I can tell the Real Academia has not responded in any way.

And here's the link to the ad (and petition), in case you're curious:

http://borremoselracismodellenguaje.com/s.php

Gabriel
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