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  •  how about "election of a man who is a member (0+ / 0-)

    of a multi-racial family" or "election of a man who is the father in a multi-racial family."
    Why "head?" There's no reason to think he's the one in charge rather than his wife, or what is most likely --- both of them. That's a reversion to outdated norms and obsolete notions (it's what Pat Robertson or one of the other right-wing dinosaurs would say).

    While Democrats work to get more people to vote, Republicans work to ensure those votes won't count.

    by Tamar on Mon Sep 16, 2013 at 02:25:56 PM PDT

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    •  I'm not keen on this kind of Sapir-Whorf stuff (1+ / 0-)
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      Ian Reifowitz

      Replacements usually just gets substituted by the original term. Conversely, an antiquated term can be substituted internally with a better meaning. Developing thought such that this happens, and doing so openly and honestly by argument (be that intellectual, intuitive or experiential) is better than language policing, which can easily "become the story" and detract from consideration of the underlying issues.

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