I do believe if we were truly ‘impeccable with our language’ a lot of our social problems would right themselves.
It has irked me for years that we refer to ourselves as ‘black’ and ‘white’. And just recently in an interview I heard a young man refer to the prejudice toward ‘brown’ and ‘black’ people. ALL BROWN!!!! ALL BROWN!!! Even we ‘WHITES’ are BROWN! (Albeit it lighter and lighter shades of it!!)
And then you hear the terms ‘African American’ ‘Asian American’ ‘Hispanic’ and WHITE!
I am largely ‘European American’.
If we’re going to refer to each other by our heritage – let’s refer to each other by our heritage. If we’re going to refer to each other by color – then refer to each other by the true colors we are.