Date: Wed, 29 Oct 1997 20:39:26 -0600 From: Ditra Henry Subject: Re: PC Dictionaries?the N word? racism? race? The origin of all the derogatories that we all are so familiar with of course then stems back to the word race itself. Was this word just a convenient development to set up slavery in this country? or did it have other meanings before this? I doubt it. However just the emotions that have been aroused from this discussion is proof that racism is not a thing fo the past and that it is still thriving as a meaningful and integral part of this country. I say take the word race out the dictionary and the rest will follow. Not a solution but only a theory. D. Henry NEIU