Question by Jahzim: Is referring to people as black,yellow, white wrong?
To the people who say call me black, do you know what a loaded word that is? You are not black you are of African descent no matter where you live now. People of a swarthy complexion should find a better way of referring to themselves as the word black is full of negative meanings
definitions of black:
# marked by anger or resentment or hostility; “black looks”; “black words”
# offering little or no hope; “the future looked black”; “prospects were bleak”; “Life in the Aran Islands has always been bleak and difficult”- J.M.Synge; “took a dim view of things”
# stemming from evil characteristics or forces; wicked or dishonorable; “black deeds”; “a black lie”; “his black heart has concocted yet another black deed”; “Darth Vader of the dark side”; “a dark purpose”; “dark undercurrents of ethnic hostility”; “the scheme of some sinister intelligence bent …
# (of events) having extremely unfortunate or dire consequences; bringing ruin; “the stock market crashed on Black Friday”; “a calamitous defeat”; “the battle was a disastrous end to a disastrous campaign”; “such doctrines, if true, would be absolutely fatal to my theory”- Charles Darwin; “it is …
# (of the face) made black especially as with suffused blood; “a face black with fury”
# the quality or state of the achromatic color of least lightness (bearing the least resemblance to white)
# extremely dark; “a black moonless night”; “through the pitch-black woods”; “it was pitch-dark in the cellar”
# total darkness: total absence of light; “they fumbled around in total darkness”; “in the black of night”
# harshly ironic or sinister; “black humor”; “a grim joke”; “grim laughter”; “fun ranging from slapstick clowning … to savage mordant wit”
# (of intelligence operations) deliberately misleading; “black propaganda”
# bootleg: distributed or sold illicitly; “the black economy pays no taxes”
Also when referring to oriental Asians they are called Yellow
this is equally insulting as being called black cause if refers to you as cowardly, treacherous or diseased
Where as the word white has these definitions
#benevolent; without malicious intent; “that’s white of you”
#free from moral blemish or impurity; unsullied; “in shining white armor”
# pure, perfect, good
Nothing in nature is ever white, or black just like nothing in nature produces a straight line.
Is it that the English language is a racist language or is this a system set up by racist people of European descent? or do you have another explanation?
Answer by HerShe
i dont think so
What do you think? Answer below!