[R] Inappropriate color name
bgunter@4567 @end|ng |rom gm@||@com
Mon Nov 16 22:03:13 CET 2020
WIth all due respect, can we end this thread NOW. This is not a forum to
discuss social or political viewpoints. I consider it a disservice to make
"The trouble with having an open mind is that people keep coming along and
sticking things into it."
-- Opus (aka Berkeley Breathed in his "Bloom County" comic strip )
On Mon, Nov 16, 2020 at 12:54 PM Jim Lemon <drjimlemon using gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi Elaine,
> There seems to be a popular contest to discover offence everywhere. I don't
> think that it does anything against racism, sexism or
> antidisestablishmentarianism. Words are plucked from our vast lexicon to
> comfort or insult our fellows depending upon the intent of the user. It is
> the intent that matters, not the poor word. Chasing the words wastes your
> time, blames those who use the words harmlessly, and gives the real
> offender time to find another epithet.
> On Tue, Nov 17, 2020 at 5:39 AM Lainey Gallenberg <
> laineygallenberg using gmail.com> wrote:
> > Hello,
> > I'm hoping someone on here knows the appropriate place/contact for me to
> > lodge a complaint about a color name in the "colors" function. I was
> > shocked to see there are four named color options that include the term
> > "indianred." Surely these colors can be changed to something less
> > offensive- my suggestion is "blush." How can I find out who to contact
> > about making this happen?
> > Thank you in advance for any suggestions.
> > Sincerely,
> > Elaine Gallenberg
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