Re: Offending people's minds
Mon, 26 Aug 96 13:57:45 GMT

Sarah Marr:
You point out that it would be very difficult to wash away
the overtones of contempt from the word "stupid" by usage
alone, unless people who considered themselves stupid
proudly used it to describe themselves. Perhaps there is
more room for optimism as regards that _sentence_ which
ascribed this property to a certain race? An educator might
hope that many people could eventually be brought to grasp
the distinction between the first sentence example ("Blacks
are...") and the second sentence example ("I hate those
bloody...") in my original posting.

Niklas Bostrom