Classic Blues Lyric (no longer any blues content)

Anita Samuel samuel@CASTLE.BEAVER.EDU
Thu Jun 27 14:43:12 EDT 1996


Ray,
Rob and I have taken our conversation off List so that we "communicate"
our ideas more effectively, so don't worry.
Peace,
nitra

On Wed, 26 Jun 1996, Raymond O. Varner wrote:

> Anita, and others,
>
> I defend and applaud your right to deplore
> use of language that "oppresses" or offends,
> but be careful not to apply politically correct
> historical revisionism to the original author's
> meaning.
>
> Uncle Ray
>
>
> ----------
> From:   Anita Samuel[SMTP:samuel@CASTLE.BEAVER.EDU]
> Sent:   Wednesday, June 26, 1996 6:03 PM
> To:     Multiple recipients of list BLUES-L
> Subject:        Re: Classic Blues Lyric (no longer any blues content)
>
> Rob,
> No need to apologize, although I think it darn gracious of you.
> Once I didn't know either and someone cared enough to tell me. Now I
> pass it to you in hopes that you will care enough to do the same.
> Words have power: black mood, angel food cake, fair skin/hair. These uses
> are oppressive. We must examine the use of language if we are ever to
> eradicate racism and oppression in our lifetime.
> Peace,
> nitra
> On Wed, 26 Jun 1996, Rob Hutten wrote:
>
> > I wrote:
> > > >         think you got a woman, man, lord you should see mine
> > > >         long hair so fair, man, long legs so fine
> >
> > to which nitra responded:
> >
> > > What's with this hair business? BTW, fair has to do with judgement, NOT
> > > color!
> > > Peace,
> > > nitra (Words have power)
> >
> > I deeply regret it if I've offended anyone.  In my defense, however,
> > "fair" most definitely can refer to colour - hair colour.  Webster's
> > lists it as a synonym for "blond[e]".
> >
> > I'm not quite sure why I'm on the defense here... however if I did
> > wrong I apologise unequivocally.
> >
> > -Rob
> >
>




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