Monday, January 17, 2005

MIND YOUR LANGUAGE

After I read this story (Metro boss resigns after racist "joke"), I had to reflect on how the use of the "n-word" has changed. In my childhood, you could buy a pastry called "negerboll" in Swedish. They have now changed the name to "chocolate ball". For more details, read the article, Sweet leaves sour taste with the PC. Here is an excerpt from Greg Gatlin's article, Metro execs’ racist smears: Ugly secret behind Hub’s free paper.

In his Mediachannel.org story, Rory O'Connor also wrote that employees had complained that Metro was sexist, with a male-dominated culture. One woman said an advertisement was turned down by Philadelphia Metro because the paper wanted its readers to appear young and upwardly mobile and "did not want it to look like its readers needed food stamps." (BostonHerald.com, 01/11/05.)


I wonder what the people at MediaChannel.org will think about the following:

Reason vs Racism.
IS ATRIOS COLOR BLIND?
NEO-NATIONAL SOCIALISTS AND MILITANT ISLAMISTS.
WORLD CHURCH OF COLLECTIVISM.




Do you think that Györi Keksz could sell the "chimney sweeper" candy (kéménycukorka) in other countries than Hungary?