Classic Blues Lyric (no longer any blues content)
Thu Jun 27 14:43:12 EDT 1996
Rob and I have taken our conversation off List so that we "communicate"
our ideas more effectively, so don't worry.
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
> 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)
> 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.
> 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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