Skip to comments.Seattle Bans Words 'Citizen' and 'Brown Bag'
Posted on 08/02/2013 12:55:36 PM PDT by drewh
A memo which was circulated within local government in Washington state, before being leaked to local TV station KOMO News, advised state workers that they should refrain from using such phrases in official business.
According to the memo, the word citizen is offensive to those Seattlelites who are residents in the city, but not US citizens.
The phrase brown bag is offensive for its having been used as a verb during racial segregation in the United States. When deciding whether or not a black person was light-skinned enough to enter a private residence, servants would brown bag them: using a paper grocery bag to gauge their skin tone.
The memos author Elliott Bronstein, who works in the citys Office for Civil Rights, wrote: "Luckily weve got options. For citizens, how about residents?.
To replace brown bag, he continued, tackling the offensive phrase that employees use to describe their packed lunches, we can go with lunch-and-learn or sack lunch.
The news has gone viral in the United States, receiving more than 5,000 shares on Facebook and as many related tweets. One Twitter user described the news as unreal, while another points out that our constitution uses the word citizen 17 times.
(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...
Liberalism truly is a mental disease...............
Does this mean they’re going to ban Citizen watches in their “utopia” also? So what should a brown bag be called from here on out in Marxville? A hood for DemocRAT women?
Nice to see the total idiocy made international news...however there’s already a thread on this story here: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3050417/posts
Seattle need to just slide off into the ocean... The sooner the better. And I have friends and relatives there. (Don’t know why they live there, as they are not libs...)
word in ancient times that referred to a legal resident of a nation with full voting privileges
was finally determined to be a word implying prejudice towards those were weren’t citizens or on national soil legally
the discontinuance of it’s use followed the first non-citizen president of the United States 2008
Is “Brown bag” a reference to Michelle?
That “brown bag” story sounds like an urban legend to me, like the “rule of thumb” junk that feminists keep repeating.
I grew up in the deep South during the 50s and 60s. I have never heard the term “brown bag” except as a way of carrying your lunch. I am quite sure of that too.
We are now reaping the planting of radical liberalism which was implanted by the media since at least the 50s. A couple of generations now who have had their minds washed. Probably amazing that we still have any conservatives at all.
I’m sure they were given the option of changing their names to something more PC before they released them.
Here is another Seattle times article that hasn’t gotten as much coverage.
It seems that members of the Boeing unions get special unemployment compensation if there jobs are outsourced.
I agree. Probably from the same source that claims “picnic” is based on slang for lynching.
Getting to be just like Aldous Huxley and other science-fiction writers predicted of our future. The animals in charge decide what we are called, to differentiate us from them. We are just food to them, being servants to provide tax dollars and support. Soon all of us will just be called dogs, to make it easier to shoot us when we disagree with them.
Well, I must be a clueless idiot.
I always thought ‘Brown Bag” meant to bring one’s own lunch to school or work to eliminate high cafeteria fees.
The racial connotation never, in 60 years, ever crossed my mind.
But now I have been exposed to the alleged ugly racist meaning of an innocent phrase whi9ch used to mean something else entirely..
Liberals CREATE racists out of innocent, well-meaning people by making up this junk.
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