Saturday, September 9, 2023

Quote of the Day (Nicholas Kristof, on the Counterproductive Tendency Towards Renaming)

“I…worry that the liberal penchant for renaming things is counterproductive. When we employ terms like ‘Latinx’ and ‘A.A.P.I.’ or we fret that it is offensive to refer to ‘the French’ or ‘the college-educated’ or we cite ‘people with uteruses’ rather than ‘women,’ the result is meant to be inclusive but actually leaves many Americans feeling bewildered and excluded. The way to win elections is to engage voters rather than wag fingers at them.”—Opinion columnist Nicholas Kristof, “In the Age of Trump, It’s Hard to Be Humble,” The New York Times, June 18, 2023

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