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Still Juneteenth After All These Years…

There’s a brief history of the American Civil War that most people know. Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation on September 22, 1862, an executive order marking all slaves in the United States as freemen. It went into effect on January 1, 1863. As the Confederate States didn’t recognize themselves as part of the Union, they basically…

On the Linguistics of Offense… (or, in defense of π!gg£® and ƒ@ggø†)

My friend Rod posted a link today to this story of a high school teacher in Texas who resigned after she was suspended by the administration for using “the N-word” when chastising a black student. Now, if your first response is “good, that’s uncalled for. She should never work around children again,” then good. Welcome to…