What's in a Word? Trouble In an Ignorant Audience

Wilkins, Richard D.
March 1999
Business Journal (Central New York);03/19/99, Vol. 13 Issue 11, p27
Attempts to distinguish between racist and non-racist remarks. Public advocate David Howard's use of the word 'niggardly' while discussing the budget; Explanation on the non-racist etymology of the word; Linking of offensive words to the speaker's intent; Unhealthiness of hypersensitivity to words; Gay rights community's defense of Howard.


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