Author Topic: Seattle ban on 'potentially offensive' language, Like "Citizizen or Brown Bag"  (Read 1184 times)

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I have never heard the term "Brown Bag" used in this manner, then again, I'm not an Racist white lib elitist.

Government workers in the city of Seattle have been advised that the terms "citizen" and "brown bag" are potentially offensive and may no longer be used in official documents and discussions.

KOMO-TV reports that the city's Office of Civil Rights instructed city workers in a recent internal memo to avoid using the words because some may find them offensive.

"Luckily, we've got options," Elliott Bronstein of the Office for Civil Rights wrote in the memo obtained by the station. "For 'citizens,' how about 'residents?'"

In an interview with Seattle's KIRO Radio, Bronstein said the term "brown bag" has been used historically as a way to judge skin color.

"For a lot of particularly African-American community members, the phrase brown bag does bring up associations with the past when a brown bag was actually used, I understand, to determine if people's skin color was light enough to allow admission to an event or to come into a party that was being held in a private home," Bronstein said.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/08/02/seattle-officials-call-for-ban-on-potentially-offensive-language/#ixzz2ap2Ule8B
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I have never heard the term "Brown Bag" used in this manner, then again, I'm not an Racist white lib elitist.

Government workers in the city of Seattle have been advised that the terms "citizen" and "brown bag" are potentially offensive and may no longer be used in official documents and discussions.

KOMO-TV reports that the city's Office of Civil Rights instructed city workers in a recent internal memo to avoid using the words because some may find them offensive.

"Luckily, we've got options," Elliott Bronstein of the Office for Civil Rights wrote in the memo obtained by the station. "For 'citizens,' how about 'residents?'"

In an interview with Seattle's KIRO Radio, Bronstein said the term "brown bag" has been used historically as a way to judge skin color.

"For a lot of particularly African-American community members, the phrase brown bag does bring up associations with the past when a brown bag was actually used, I understand, to determine if people's skin color was light enough to allow admission to an event or to come into a party that was being held in a private home," Bronstein said.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/08/02/seattle-officials-call-for-ban-on-potentially-offensive-language/#ixzz2ap2Ule8B

I can not every remember taking a white bag lunch to school.   :popcorn:
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I can not every remember taking a white bag lunch to school.   :popcorn:
Yep, and as I got older, brown bagging it meant grabbing a 32oz beer in a bag so as to hide drinking in public.

Only racist white libs could devise such a term, especially Seattle, where blacks are viewed as lower class "citizens" by these elitists.
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I can not every remember taking a white bag lunch to school.   :popcorn:

Me neither. Sounds like this moron emptied a whole tube of airplane glue into a sack, then put it over his head.

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Yep, and as I got older, brown bagging it meant grabbing a 32oz beer in a bag so as to hide drinking in public.

Only racist white libs could devise such a term, especially Seattle, where blacks are viewed as lower class "citizens" by these elitists.

Hmm... what the difference between a lower class "citizens" and/or a lower class "residents"?

Let's face it! Seattle is working very hard to become the bay area of Washington.
« Last Edit: August 02, 2013, 07:55:47 AM by walkstall »
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Hmm... what the difference between a lower class "citizens" and/or a lower class "residents"?

Well, if I heard some cop use "citizen," I'd think of this guy (right).



And if I thought of the people running him, see left.


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Well, if I heard some cop use "citizen," I'd think of this guy (right).



And if I thought of the people running him, see left.

Sooooo when does "middle class" become unacceptable?
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Sooooo when does "middle class" become unacceptable?

It began five seconds after Obama took office.

 

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