[R] [EXT] Re: Inappropriate color name

Charles Novaes de Santana ch@r|e@@@@nt@n@ @end|ng |rom gm@||@com
Fri Nov 20 11:28:16 CET 2020

The fact that for the first time we have so many messages in this group is
proof that the question asked by Lainey is appropriate and necessary.

No language is static, they evolve thanks to discussions like this.
Remember that github  stopped using the term "master" to describe the main
branch of a repository for example.

I wonder what would happen if there was a color named "redneck" instead of


On Fri, 20 Nov 2020 at 10:37, Marc Roos <M.Roos using f1-outsourcing.eu> wrote:

>  >name since it conveys the wrong indication of its purpose.  But the
>  >word 'racist' in itself is not offensive.  The act of being racist is
>  >offensive and wrong.  Purging the word 'racist' won't help rid the
>  >world of racism.
> Indeed, if you would go down this road, where does it stop? You would be
> eligible getting discussions why the female species is described with a
> longer word than the male. Why is there even a 'man' part in 'woman'. I
> can bet there are man and woman finding this offensive!!!! ;)
> What do you think about these symbols for male and female? Should be
> changed also, this male is now pointing up to heaven =  good, and female
> pointing down to hell =  bad? ;)
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Um axé! :)

Charles Novaes de Santana, PhD

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