On Mon, Jun 29, 2020 at 5:04 AM Paul Sokolovsky <pmis...@gmail.com> wrote: > > Hello, > > On Mon, 29 Jun 2020 14:35:08 +0300 > "Jim F.Hilliard" <d.f.hilli...@gmail.com> wrote: > > > I believe I'm not the only one with this question but, how is Strunk & > > White connected with white supremacy? > > I wouldn't be surprised if the only connection between them is the word > "white".
It's not Strunk and White per se, it's the idea of enforcing "standard English", where "standard" here means "talks like a American with an Ivy league education". You all are displaying breathtakingly levels of ignorance here. There's nothing wrong with being ignorant – we can't be experts in everything, and your education probably didn't spend a lot of time talking about the long history of language "standards" and the many ways they've been used, intentionally, systematically, and violently to enforce racist/classist/etc. policies. But using a thread on python-dev to make clueless speculations like this is *incredibly* inappropriate and offensive. I'm not going to try to educate you on that history – it's completely off-topic for this list, and you can do your own work if you care to. But let's let this thread die here. -n -- Nathaniel J. Smith -- https://vorpus.org _______________________________________________ Python-Dev mailing list -- email@example.com To unsubscribe send an email to python-dev-le...@python.org https://mail.python.org/mailman3/lists/python-dev.python.org/ Message archived at https://firstname.lastname@example.org/message/PDTXLGIK5GGDDM7OBAD3XCHDHGE55NR7/ Code of Conduct: http://python.org/psf/codeofconduct/