Date: Mon, 24 Oct 1994 21:17:55 PDT
From: John Baugh John.Baugh[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]STANFORD.BITNET
Subject: Offending idiot
REPLY TO 10/24/94 19:22 FROM ADS-L[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]UGA.BITNET "American Dialect Society": Re:
I wanted to thank Peter Patrick for elevating the discussion
regarding terms that are offfensive to African Americans.
Having lived in the North and South (East and West) I share his
concern that white Southerners not be equated with "racists."
Many white Southerners are among the most progressive people I have
ever met (several are active ADSers). Again, my gratitude to those
who have maintained the intellectual high road on this sensitive
topic. John Baugh
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