ohmigod! John2, this is america.
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Sent: Thursday, May 02, 2002 7:39 PM
Subject: Re: Generic Term
In a message dated 5/2/2002 7:47:06 AM Pacific Daylight Time, firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
Gook - dirt, filth, idiot, a derogatory term for Arabs and Orientals.
Thanks YS for the excellent background info!
The term "Gook" is certainly a racial, derogatory term for which
McCain had to apologize in the last election.
As we no longer use the term "nigger" nowadays,
it is also no longer acceptable to continue to use the term "gook" today.
If it is necessary to use it in reference to the K.W.,
then we should use it in " ".
I suggest that Editor of this list put out a clear guideline
prohibiting use of such racial, derogatory terms on this website.
(if he didn't do it before) This is the minimum standard for decency.