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"Cyniquian" Level Poster
Username: Roxie

Post Number: 147
Registered: 06-2005

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Posted on Friday, September 02, 2005 - 08:58 am:   

I'm now taking a soiciology among my many classes this semester. The proffesor is a kind, well-meaning woman, but unfortunately she's one of those "Maude"-type white ppl that look more foolish towards blacks by believing she genuinely understands our world.

As you guessed it, she believes "Negro" is offensive term and that american blacks are not technically "african" and should not be called "african-american". When I asked her what we should be called then ,of course she was tongue-tied.

She even mentioned colorism (!), something she just found out this year (according to her)! Even worse she thought "beaucoup bucks" was ebonics!

I feel a constant urge to call this woman out on her errors, but with her constant errors on thesubject of blacks, I may risk going overboard and causing unnnessesary friction, esecially with a teacher who has no malicious intent.

This is time I need some wisdom from my elders.;)
When is the approprate time to hold restraint?

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