Subdue their bellies: Squaw is the new n-word? Double plus good!
thamike: I would be much more upset that this was a math assignment for high school seniors in the first place.
xanadian: Or a special ed student. But, I'm repeating myself.
drjekel_mrhyde: /You really want a person who has no farking clue about their own state teaching your kids?
lizyrd: This is about as tactful as using "coont" in a play on words in a school assignment.
AbbeySomeone: Insatiable Jesus: Squaw is not the preferred nomenclature, Larry.Vagina. Does that word make you uncomfortable?
dittybopper: Rafe: So what's so difficult about avoiding the use of a term that has been established by its target group to be, in fact, offensive?Because it's an actual, normal, non-offensive word meaning precisely what its English equivalent is among a subset of that group. They merely imagine it to be offensive in all contexts, which it plainly isn't.I propose renaming the Adirondack mountains to something else, perhaps the "Colvin-Sargeant Mountains", because "Adirondack" is a derogatory Mohawk name for Algonquins. Then again, "Mohawk" is a derogatory term used by Algonquins for the Kanien'kehá:ka.It's like a perfect circle of butthurt!
Marine1: Uh... how?
Makh: I would be really pissed if my kid had that as homework. As covered here, it's crap math for a 17 year old and it leads to an ignorant phrase. This paper virtually teaches nothing and in fact, more things need to be taught to make up for the crappy paper.
Hermione_Granger: Subby is wrong. The parents are right.I'm so glad that more and more white people are waking up to the fact that some words are pejorative and hurtful. I'm also very glad that there are white folks out there who are refusing to train their children to be racists.Seems to me subby belongs to the realm of unenlightened white people who get butthurt when they can't say any insensitive effing thing they want without being called on it.This is the hope and change I've been looking for. A bit of silver lining to start my day.
xenophon10k: sodomizer: The list of things you cannot say, allude to or even think about keeps growing.Great work making us a free and open society, libs/fantasy-dwellers.You are mistaken. You can say those things all you want. Go right ahead. Walk up to a Cherokee and say "squaw". While you're at it, find a large black man and call him "attractive and successful".
G.I.R.B.: AbbeySomeone: Insatiable Jesus: Squaw is not the preferred nomenclature, Larry.Vagina. Does that word make you uncomfortable?Just IM'd a Native American acquaintance."Squaw" means "coont" (in it's most derogatory), not "vagina".
FirstNationalBastard: "...I not know the word had magically turned offensive"
FastJeff: FriarReb98: And I'm sorry, but we as a human race need to stop getting offended at every goddamned thing.I'm full-blooded injun and I agree, but squaw is a pretty bad one. It's not an issue of being offended, it's a safety issue. Folks running around natives saying that are likely to get knifed.
FriarReb98: And I'm sorry, but we as a human race need to stop getting offended at every goddamned thing.
FirstNationalBastard: MissFeasance: That's math homework for a 17 year old?Maybe he's a football player.
AbbeySomeone: On the upside, the kids learned a new word.
MissFeasance: That's math homework for a 17 year old?
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