The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #151811   Message #3547464
Posted By: MorwenEdhelwen1
09-Aug-13 - 11:59 PM
Thread Name: Folklore: Pickaninny in closet
Subject: RE: Folklore: Pickaninny in closet

I knew gargoyle would post here. I've actually read the exact quote he posted in an older thread. What's the point of bringing that up again?

Again, I KNOW the word "pickaninny" is racist. Nearly everyone knows that. It was used here in Australia too, to refer to Aboriginal children. I heard it on a documentary my CAFS teacher at TAFE had our class watch when we discussed ATSI (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, for those unfamiliar with the term) issues. It goes without saying that I'd never use the word. But the word isn't the point of this discussion. My disabilities aren't the point of the discussion, so why mention those? They've got nothing to do with this.

This discussion is about an old rumour I came across, which is obviously not true but raises er, interesting images if you assume that the people spreading it meant it literally.

EDIT: Sorry, I tend to get heated when gargoyle's posts crop up.