Black Linguist (and Confucian Scholar) on the Term "Racism"
"The idea that America 'doesn’t talk about' racism is absurd, and is actually a euphemism from people who feel that too few Americans talk about racism in what they would consider the right way."
Confucius’ Rectification of Names comes to mind:
- If language is not correct, then what is said is not what is meant; if what is said is not what is meant, then what must be done remains undone; if this remains undone, morals and art will deteriorate; if justice goes astray, the people will stand about in helpless confusion. Hence there must be no arbitrariness in what is said. This matters above everything.