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#541 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 26 June 2019 - 05:09 PM

but are kids traumatized by the name?  i attended a high school named after sir james douglas.  i don't recall even thinking twice about the name good or bad. sure these elementary kids are fine.


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#542 Midnightly

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Posted 26 June 2019 - 05:30 PM

but are kids traumatized by the name?  i attended a high school named after sir james douglas.  i don't recall even thinking twice about the name good or bad. sure these elementary kids are fine.

 

 

not that i know of.. the school has worked hard to be inclusive and welcoming to diversity



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Posted 27 June 2019 - 05:44 AM

I went there for about a year. It was the biggest elementary school in BC when it was built.

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Posted 27 June 2019 - 05:54 AM

***BREAKING NEWS***

 

"In the late 1800's and early 1900's, many (if not most) generally middle class white citizens weren't at all inclusive of all races, and made little effort to understand cultures that were different from their own".

 

 

.....more news as story develops.


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#545 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 27 June 2019 - 06:01 AM

classic

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Posted 27 June 2019 - 07:19 AM

My husband has some excerpts from letters his great-grandmother wrote, I think while traveling across Canada on the train. She had all sorts of comments about other races on board, commented on the colour of their skin, and called lots of them "hindoos". It's just the way things were. My british-born grandmother used a word not acceptable today, not because she was being nasty, but because that's how things were around 1900.


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Posted 27 June 2019 - 07:24 AM

My husband has some excerpts from letters his great-grandmother wrote, I think while traveling across Canada on the train. She had all sorts of comments about other races on board, commented on the colour of their skin, and called lots of them "hindoos". It's just the way things were. My british-born grandmother used a word not acceptable today, not because she was being nasty, but because that's how things were around 1900.

 

Sounds like you have a lot of things to be apologizing for.



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Posted 27 June 2019 - 09:49 AM

It's "express regret" apologizing is now associated with all that is bad. Sorry.



#549 rmpeers

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Posted 27 June 2019 - 09:54 AM

Not only is it not getting us anywhere, it is taking us backwards. No plan for Crysal pool, the firehall project is stalled and Topaz park is in its constant state of planning. All projects that were underway before the current gang decided to interject their personal beliefs instead of letting staff do their jobs.


A fair question to ask in 2022 would be, what have the current crew actually achieved?
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#550 LJ

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Posted 28 June 2019 - 08:08 PM

My husband has some excerpts from letters his great-grandmother wrote, I think while traveling across Canada on the train. She had all sorts of comments about other races on board, commented on the colour of their skin, and called lots of them "hindoos". It's just the way things were. My british-born grandmother used a word not acceptable today, not because she was being nasty, but because that's how things were around 1900.

When I was a kid we had Niggertoe Mountain and Squaw mountain, they're not called that anymore.


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#551 Mike K.

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Posted 29 June 2019 - 05:33 AM

Jesus. Where were those? And surely those were not their official name?
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#552 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 29 June 2019 - 05:38 AM

squaw is still used for a whole variety of geographic and place names.

 

https://en.wikipedia...disambiguation)

 

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#553 mbjj

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Posted 29 June 2019 - 07:15 AM

Just like the old nickname for a Brazil nut. Or that old rhyme, eeny, meeny, miney, moe. We thought nothing of it.


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Posted 29 June 2019 - 08:19 AM

Just like the old nickname for a Brazil nut. Or that old rhyme, eeny, meeny, miney, moe. We thought nothing of it.

 

i'm not even sure we knew that was a word in the rhyme.  or what the word meant anyway.



#555 Nparker

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Posted 29 June 2019 - 08:37 AM

Just like the old nickname for a Brazil nut...

When my father used this expression it made me cringe, even as a child. He had a similar name for the little black licorice candies that are sort of people-shaped. I loved him, but he was born and raised in a different time.



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Posted 29 June 2019 - 02:44 PM

i'm not even sure we knew that was a word in the rhyme.  or what the word meant anyway.

Oh we knew what it meant all right but it didn't seem much of a big deal to us.



#557 LJ

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Posted 29 June 2019 - 07:40 PM

Jesus. Where were those? And surely those were not their official name?

In the Okanagan, and if they weren't the official names there would have been no need to change them.


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Posted 30 June 2019 - 06:10 AM

i'm not even sure we knew that was a word in the rhyme. or what the word meant anyway.


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#559 mbjj

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Posted 30 June 2019 - 07:59 AM

We never said tiger, lol. That came along well after my childhood.


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#560 Nparker

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Posted 30 June 2019 - 08:11 AM

What's wrong with catching a tiger by the toe?

I've already reported you to PETA.


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