Hurtful words you would never use to describe a kid these days, like retard and crippled, are part of Pennsylvania’s Public School Code. The code is a combination of school laws which was put in place by lawmakers in 1949. 413 more words
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Many behavioural traits are linked to emotions which control our responses to external events. Some are immutably entrenched, like “do not harm children”.
However these “directives” to behaviour were evolved in the context of a society which preceded much of the contextual change which we now take as granted and which influences our current behaviour forcefully. 1,061 more words
Mike Carey is considered by NFL coaches to be the best official in the league. He was the first African American to ref a Super Bowl game. 143 more words
Recently, renowned Hong Kong English-language daily newspaper South China Morning Post banned the discriminatory use of the word ‘locust’ with reference to Mainland Chinese. This act raised concerns as to whether it was self-censorship that led to this decision. 1,056 more words