On Mon, Jun 29, 2020 at 5:04 AM Paul Sokolovsky email@example.com wrote:
On Mon, 29 Jun 2020 14:35:08 +0300 "Jim F.Hilliard" firstname.lastname@example.org 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.