On 6/29/20 6:22 AM, Nathaniel Smith wrote:
and describes the old text as a "relic", which is another way of saying that the problems were only there by historical accident, rather than by anyone intentionally keeping it there.
I would say that say that I have seen the term "relic" being used as a 'weaponized' word to imply that the old thing WAS there intentionally as a repressive measure. I am not saying that this usage was intended to be used that way, but just as the old wording was taken as offensive to some due to implication, I can see that message as offensive to others due to implication, all because some people are easy to offend.
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