ore_terra wrote:ahm... so it's just about not using the "S" word, as if like that it would vanish from history. :roll:
No, it's about not vanishing, or sweeping under the rug, anything from history. We should learn from history, not forget it, but that doesn't mean we should continue shape our culture going forward based on a problematic past.
No one is saying changing our use of problematic terms out of context is about forgetting history.
ore_terra wrote:a bit childish, IMO. even to speak against slavery you still need to name it.
When people want to talk about slavery, that would be an appropriate, culturally relevant, historically significant use of that language.
Language evolves, there's plenty of language used in the past that we consider inappropriate now, and don't generally use. That's all this is - no one's trying to remove the words from the dictionary, we're just suggesting we use less racially loaded terms in a different context - which I wholeheartedly support.
I'm also totally fine with removing monuments to "great men" who built their wealth and influence on slavery too. Keep them in the history books, but putting up monuments to them and celebrating their achievements in public is problematic, for me.