On Sat, May 30, 2015, Michael Fuerst via Callers wrote:
If a our group of like minded people can't agree on terms to use
when teaching relatively straightforward dances, can we expect a
nation to agree on such trivial issues like use of force by police,
national health insurance, income distribution, and money's influence
Actually, that may not be a good comparison. There are two forces in
discussions like these that are both somewhat in opposition and somewhat
First is the tendency to "bikeshed" -- obsessing over trivial details
because we can. (See the Wikipedia link below.)
The second tendency is to obsess over language because language matters.
If you need convincing of this, I strongly recommend reading _The
Everyday Language of White Racism_ by Jane Hill.
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