Seattle Officials Call for Ban on ‘Potentially Offensive’ Language

Fox News, August 2, 2013

Government workers in the city of Seattle have been advised that the terms “citizen” and “brown bag” are potentially offensive and may no longer be used in official documents and discussions.

KOMO-TV reports that the city’s Office of Civil Rights instructed city workers in a recent internal memo to avoid using the words because some may find them offensive.

“Luckily, we’ve got options,” Elliott Bronstein of the Office for Civil Rights wrote in the memo obtained by the station. “For ‘citizens,’ how about ‘residents?'”

In an interview with Seattle’s KIRO Radio, Bronstein said the term “brown bag” has been used historically as a way to judge skin color.

“For a lot of particularly African-American community members, the phrase brown bag does bring up associations with the past when a brown bag was actually used, I understand, to determine if people’s skin color was light enough to allow admission to an event or to come into a party that was being held in a private home,” Bronstein said.

According to the memo, city employees should use the terms “lunch-and-learn” or “sack lunch” instead of “brown bag.”

Bronstein told KIRO Radio the word “citizen” should be avoided because many people who live in Seattle are residents, not citizens.

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  • “None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free.” — Goethe

    That quote describes Seattle to a tee total. They all run around thinking they’re so free because they can smoke doobies while watching Adam and Steve get married.

    • White Mom in WDC

      Right on. The Bill of Rights is the foundation of ALL freedom in USA. If you can’t say a simple word because someone might be offended, then the rest of your so called ‘freedoms’ don’t mean squat.

      • ‘Tis why the First Amendment is first.

        • Bon, From the Land of Babble

          Yes, but the Second protects that one and all the others.

          Bon

      • So CAL Snowman

        Kind of like how Riley Cooper has to undergo re-education and sensitivity training because he is White and said a word that black people say dozens of times every day. Freedom, it’s just another Orwellian term that means slavery.

        • White Mom in WDC

          People forget that with freedom comes responsibility, and with responsibility. Blacks and other minority groups in the US are infantilized. So someone calls an Arab a rag head? Do Koreans call white people fish eyes? Yes! Own your feelings or express to that person why or how you were offended and then work it out like an adult. Grow up minorities! Dish it, take it. Can’t take it, don’t dish!

          • Tom_in_Miami

            I don’t know about anyone else in this forum, but I personally can’t think of a racial pejorative that bothers me even slightly. Cracker? That’s fine with me. I’m not insulted. Honkey? Creepy a** cracker? Ditto. Can anyone think of a word referring to whiteness that bothers them? I can’t.

          • White Mom in WDC

            Right on. In fact, I am proud to be called a hill billy. Hillbillies are the people in Western PA that took down the terrorist occupied plane that was the third plane headed for the Twin Towers in NYC on 9-11. I am a white cracka hillbilly bigot and proud of it!

          • me

            There isn’t one. That makes the ‘minorities’ crazy. LOL!

          • Sick of it

            Wait, they call us fish eyes? That’s an insult, not some silly pejorative term.

      • Sick of it

        Considering that Mr. Bronstein is against the use of the word ‘citizen’, perhaps his citizenship should be revoked so he can rest easy as a ‘resident’.

        • Oil Can Harry

          Elliot Bronstein must be a distant relative of Lev Bronstein aka Leon Trotsky.

          • Romulus

            Same stock at the very least.

          • Sloppo

            Seattle’s Civil Rights office must feel proud to have a man with the same last name and “anti-racist” philosophy as a historic figure who was personally responsible for about 4 million wrongful deaths. Bravo Seattle! Very progressive!

      • John Smith

        Make the N word a crime and about half the black population will be in jail for saying it.

        • me

          Half of them ARE in jail.

          • Sloppo

            All of them would be in jail, but only half of them would be there for using that word.

    • Jefferson

      Old school liberals would have defended the 1st amendment no matter how politically incorrect the speech is.

      These new school liberals take a dump all over the 1st amendment. There is not a single libertarian bone in the body of these new school liberals. They are just left wing totalitarians.

      • Erasmus

        Today’s liberals are NOT liberals. They’re Marxist totalitarians. They believe in letting you roger whomever and wherever you please, rotting your brain out on drugs and enjoying taxpayer-funded abortion until up to the moment of birth, but, God forbid, you should demand to keep more of your money and refuse to pretend that “celebrating diversity” *vomit* isn’t the most asinine thing to come down the pike since submarines with screen doors.

        Today’s conservatives are, in fact, the closest thing to the classical liberals of yesteryear.

    • Lagerstrom

      Yep, you can get as high as you like and watch as much porn as you please.
      Freedom man!
      Good quote by the way.

    • Erasmus

      Sounds like the Good Lord was pretty NIGGARDLY when he gave Eliot Bronstein brains. (You can be sure NIGGARDLY is at the top of “offensive” words.)

      Can’t bring the poor tar babies up? No problem. Bring everyone else down.

      (If I were a Seattleite, I’d be horribly offended that the city government was wasting money on Bronstein and his clownish behavior.)

  • Easyrhino1

    Also, we shouldn’t use the letters “I” or “Q” in the same sentence as we don’t want to risk offending those of diminished cognitive ability.

    • me

      How would the anti-IQ people know to be offended?

  • Creepy as crackers!

    So when was the 1st amendment repealed?

    • me

      Back in 2001, when the ‘Patriot Act’ was put into effect. Most of us just ignore it, though, and stick to the Bill of Rights….

  • Erasmus

    Someone should ask Bronstein if the Israelis sensor their language to please the Arabs.

    • Sick of it

      It’s amazing that they get offended at innocuous terms, but don’t mind flooding the country with muslims who perform honor killings and other horrible crimes here in America.

  • Come to think of it, I brown bagged my lunch every day this week at my new job. Which I’m glad isn’t in Seattle.

    • mobilebay

      And I’ll bet that you don’t even mind being called a “citizen” did you, QD? It’s the proudest designation I can think of.

      • Citizenship was actually a requirement of my job. I even had to show…get ready for the racism of it all…photo ID. One thing’s for sure: Lobbyists in this state can’t be in the shadows.

  • Eagle_Eyed

    This still avoids the issue of how to differentiate between a citizen Seattle resident from a non-citizen Seattle resident.

    • Bon, From the Land of Babble

      That’s why the term “resident” is being forced down the throats of Whites in Seattle.

      The definition of “citizen” is a legally recognized inhabitant of a state or commonwealth with full voting privileges.

      If the term “citizen” is changed to “resident” — well, now all “residents” are entitled vote in all elections. Gets rid of that pesky illegal alien problem when it comes to voting. I believe this is the hidden agenda this “Bronstein” character is trying to force through.

      And yes, I’m sure he’s related to that other Marxist revolutionary “Bronstein,” the one that we know as “Trotsky.”

      Bon

      • me

        Yup. The Trotsky family tree is alive and well, causing trouble wherever they go.

  • din_do_nuffins

    Soon you won’t be allowed to say “Whites” without “dangerous racist” in front.

    Outdated and forbidden racist discourse: “Whites.”

    Updated and relevant discourse: “dangerous racist Whites.”

    • David Ashton

      Don’t forget you have to add the adjective “virulent” as in “virulent racism”, “virulent anticommunism” and “virulent antisemitism”.

      • ms_anthro

        See also: vile, canard, hateful, shocking, and shameful for other buzzwords approved for mass consumption by Those Who Cannot Be Named. When those words are used in a sentence describing evil Whites or evil White countries, you know exactly who wrote it.

  • sbuffalonative

    And in the near future, ‘sack lunch’ will have to be replaced because some woman will complain of sexual harassment.

    • Thor Bonham

      yeah, sounds like someone is referring to eating a nut sack ..

    • When I was still working for a while after getting married, my wife and I used to have sack lunches. We’d head home on our lunch hours. We didn’t eat anything.

      • me

        Naughty!

  • White Mom in WDC

    Cracka, turd, squatmonster, groid, white trash, mud shark, oil driller, porch monkey, wet back, beaner, curry, coolie, coal burner, rag head, towel head

    Anyone offended yet?

    • jane johnson

      Not yet…keep going.

  • White Mom in WDC

    When I lived next to a bunch of Section 8 sistah grrrrls in my apartment building in the District of Communism, they called a crazy hillbilly. Oh well.

  • exLibtard

    So we must stop using the term “citizen” because it might offend illegals? Why don’t we stop calling criminals “criminals”? Isn’t that offensive? Doesn’t it out-group and “other” criminals?

    • Sick of it

      The government approves!

  • IanJMacDonald

    There’s simply no racial epithet that non-whites can throw at me as that
    would hurt my feelings. What are they going to do? Call me a
    “cracker”? Hell, I’m a white man from the South: *of course* I’m a
    cracker. Cracker and proud.

    If Negro called me a “cracker,” I’d
    pretend to be upset and say, “Oh please don’t call me a cracker!
    Anything but that as it takes me back to a time of owning land and
    people.”

    • baldowl

      The power of words–the one in particular– over them is indicative of their inherent intellectual weakness.

    • Non Humans

      Post of the Day, Right There!

    • Bon, From the Land of Babble

      We Whites are not to blame for black failure, perfidy and violence — is not our doing or our problem.

      We Whites SHOULD be proud of what we’ve accomplished, proud of our White families, White heritage, and White culture!!

      (I am not being sarcastic, for once, BTW)

      Bon

    • Lagerstrom

      Yes indeed. Do your worst, Redneck, Hick etc I’d rather be me than you.

    • Erasmus

      Agreed. Why should I care what someone with less brains and manners than a gorilla thinks of me?

    • MikeofAges

      I’m offended because I know what these words mean. If a Northern white knew what a word like “peckerwood” really meant and if he had same the same temperament and capacity for street corner violence as the thugs who were tossing this language around, the streets would have gotten bloody real fast. That word (peckerwood) was current for a few years. Knowing what it meant, I knew the word was a mortal insult, but did nothing about it.

  • Luca

    In the world of Leftism, it is against the law to “potentially” hurt the feelings of the very sensitive people of color. You know, the ones that walk around all day yelling “ni66er, mothaf**ker, sh!t, honkey, cracker and bytch,

    • For a literally unforgettable example of how “easily” those people are “offended”, listen to the first half of NWA’s second album. I believe the term “fully-weaponized misogyny” is an accurate description.

    • Erasmus

      Do children still read “1984” in school?

      I would imagine they don’t. If they did, the brighter ones would see right away the bullshit now being peddled as education.

      • Sick of it

        Not necessarily. It took me years to break out of all the garbage and really see what the government was doing. They get us practically from the time we’re toddlers. I spent more time with government workers than my parents.

  • I felt like saying something when I read the original article on Drudge, I believe.
    This is supposed to be when white leaders should be saying, “Enough of this!”
    Then again, we are dealing with the city that after it had a church attacked by Muslims, the Chief of Police beefed up security around local mosques in fear of retaliation. You would think another church would’ve been a higher risk of being attacked.

  • Spartacus

    “Bronstein told KIRO Radio the word “citizen” should be avoided because
    many people who live in Seattle are residents, not citizens.”

    ———————————————————————————————————————

    Pointing out the essential in the article, just before Amren deletes it… BTW, you think he’s related to that other Bronstein, who’s a famous anti-racist and activist for social justice ?

  • NeanderthalDNA

    “For a lot of particularly African-American community members,” blah blah blah…

    Particularly African-American? What?

    Hey…I don’t give a rip darky. Sick of you people, sick of hearing your stupid story, DON”T CARE.

    • me

      I think that we’re all with you on that point…

  • David Ashton

    Everybody can be “offended” by anyone else. Only universal silence can solve this “problem”.

    • Sick of it

      Or we could deport the easily offended people…

    • I’m offended by that, and you’re offended that I’m offended, and…

      I’m inclined to check the set of encyclopedias we have to see whether the right to never be offended is enumerated as a Constitutional Amendment.

  • Once again, the vile liberal is safe from a counter attack as long as they remain anonymous.
    Remember that article a few weeks ago, where the author said, “That’s why we get paid the big bucks”? She was talking about organizing protests on OUR tax dollars.
    I looked for a picture of that woman, and could not find one.
    Let Seattle wallow in a misery of their own making, just don’t come to my state.

    • Romulus

      They are pouring into Austin.

      • Sick of it

        Austin seems to have morphed into a liberal cesspool, if you don’t mind my saying.

        • MikeofAges

          That was Barack Obama’s original stronghold, college campuses and state capitols. Obama succeeded in getting the nomination by accomplishing the seemingly impossible trick of uniting the “Gary Hart” vote and the black vote.

          But he began with the “campus and capitol” vote and expanded out from there. Blacks did not embrace him until he proved he could win white votes.

      • mobilebay

        You scare me, Romulus. I’m only 25 miles north.

        • Romulus

          If you’ve seen Betty whites new show, it is filmed in Austin. Keep your eyes on the background.

          • mobilebay

            Thanks. Will do.

  • MekongDelta69

    I don’t think that goes far enough. I want to outdo leftists in their idiocy.

    I propose that “lunch-and-learn” (whatever that means) be changed to, “lunch-and-learn to shut up.”

  • RHG

    Another fine example of how we are becoming less free everyday with the unelected, self appointed speech nazi’s like this clown roaming around telling us what we should be saying and what we should not.

  • Spartacus

    “Elliott Bronstein”

    ———————————————————————————————————————

    Hey, do you have an uncle named Lev ?

    • Sick of it

      Good old Uncle Trotsky

    • Erasmus

      Oy, be careful what you say. If you criticize his stupidity, it might be because you’re an anti-Semite.

      (sarcasm off)

  • [Guest]

    >>>…the city’s Office of Civil Rights…

    Tar and feather everyone in that group and run ’em out of town.

  • Does this focus on nonsense mean there are absolutely no pressing city problems the city government needs to address? All of the potholes in the streets are fixed, all the traffic lights work, and Seattle’s budget is balanced?

  • The Final Solution

    I’ve never even heard of the brown bag nonsense. The only brown bags blacks are familiar with are the ones they carry their 40oz around in. I knew a guy in Portland who actually had some random black guy knock on his door and ask him if he had a brown bag to put his forty in. I would have greeted that boy with a shotgun like Strickland in Back to the Future 2.

    • Perhaps the lunatics who dreamed up this restriction should be forced to pay for good plastic lunch boxes for every city employee – out of their own pockets.

  • Romulus

    ‘eliot bronstein’

    _______________________________________________________________________

    That should tell you all you need to know! Leave California to destroy another state.

  • Romulus

    The left will soon be having book barbecues in the town square!!
    BE WARNED!!!

    • Non Humans

      The joke is on them and their narrow-minded barbarism. Nearly every book in existence has a home on some corner of the internet.

      • me

        Right! And you’ll find that our grandparents and great grandparents were pretty much in agreement with the AmRen fans….

    • MikeofAges

      They did the “book barbecues” years ago. Trained apparatchiks following American Library Association guidelines went through all of America’s public libraries years ago and removed most books written before 1970. They way they did this was to come as outside consulting firms installing computerized checkout and catalog systems. Every known book already was identified, and those forbidden were removed from the collections and destroyed. Not stored and made available to those who wanted to read them. Destroyed. I imagine this process was paid for by federal grants.

      • Romulus

        Since we can now all see who the evil doers are that have been instigating Americas demise, it kinda puts the last century into perspective, doesn’t it?!

      • Bon, From the Land of Babble

        This is pretty much the same thing that happened in the school district in which I work: We were told by the Kommisars to clear out ALL old textbooks, in every subject, pre-1980 (about the time the “new” PC, marxist-driven texts started to arrive in force.).

        I understand these old texts were to be destroyed as well — not given away, donated or saved — destroyed.

        They represented an America the government wishes to destroy.

        Bon

        • MikeofAges

          Textbooks are one thing,although copies should be available for people who want to see them. Published books are another issue entirely. Public libraries should not be in the business of banning books because there are some reader who do not have the capacity to apply their own critical sbilities to the content. Or because some people might then become aware of ideas that they otherwise might not know existed.

          The ALA, I presume in conjunction with some department of the federal government, created a database of all known books. When public libraries moved to computerized inventories, it became easy to eliminate “undesirable” books.

          I was highly aware of this process because the Merced County (CA) library system was one of the last systems to computerize. This occurred around 1999.

          The switchover to a computerized inventory (i.e. catalog) was much ballyhooed. An outside consulting firm came in and did the work, identifying every book in the collection and applying bar codes to them.

          Before computerization, the shelves were literally groaning with old titles. After, it seemed like about 25 percent of the collection disappeared, including almost everything published before 1970s that could be deemed social science or cultural observation and criticism. This material was destroyed, not sold off in a book sale, not put in a warehouse to be made available to those might want to look at it or use it their research. Destroyed. The standards were still there — stuff like say Lewis Mumford, H.G. Wells, Arthur Koestler, whatever. You could still get “Mein Kampf” off the shelves if you felt like reading it. But anything the average person would not notice the absence of was removed.

          From the 1980s on, librarian were trained to think in terms of the idea that the purpose of community libraries was to provide fast-circulating materials to the mainstream of readers. Interesting that community library were deemed to have no role in the preservation of knowledge or the physical preservation of past fiction and non-fiction literature.

          Even classic and canonical fiction often is banished to the “young adult” (i.e. adolescent) section. It makes you wonder, what the Dickens is going on? Well, maybe we don’t wonder. The problem is, the mainstream doesn’t wonder either.

          • me

            That’s why people are posting these books online. You can get a lot of information on what most people thought by the consistent themes in these books, especially about race and politics. Google is your friend…..

          • Sick of it

            H.G. Wells was a friend to the apparatchiks. See The New World Order from 1940.

          • MikeofAges

            Wells was a utopian and idealist. I was citing him as an example of the type of well-known author who would not be discarded, merely.

          • ms_anthro

            This is why I make a point of buying copies of controversial books, no matter the topic. They can’t get us all. Not to mention visitors’ reactions to casually scanning the contents of my bookshelves.

          • MikeofAges

            Many books now are preserved as scanned or text files. I’m good with preserving all of them, including the ones I don’t agree with. None of them actually disappear from the face of the Earth, but they become hard to get. The King County (WA) Public Library system was very good a finding obscure titles for interlibrary loan. Liberals are good for something, I guess.

            If you have some old titles, you might consider scanning the pages and saving it for the day the work goes out of copyright. Come to think of it, in “Fahrenheit 451” weren’t the book burners leftists?

      • Sick of it

        They keep replacing those “old books” to this very day. I was disturbed after seeing such activities, having worked in several libraries.

  • Bon, From the Land of Babble

    And here I thought a brown bag referred to what you put your lunch in when bringing it from home — or something you put hooch into in places that had laws against drinking in public.

    We are entering Chairman Mao’s Great Cultural Revolution — which encouraged proles to destroy the “Four Olds”—old customs, old habits, old culture, and old thinking and “remove capitalist, traditional and cultural elements from society and replace them with Marxist orthodoxy.” Historical relics and artifacts were destroyed and cultural and religious sites were ransacked.

    It was a success because “only” 7 million people were killed.

    For ‘citizens’ how about ‘residents’

    How about ‘Comrade’

    Bon

    • Jesse James

      Thanks for bringing the “Four Olds” up you are exactly correct we must call them out on PC marxist alteration of the language. For the record I have lived in the Deep South for near fifty years and I have never heard of anyone screening dinner party guests with a brown bag. My bet is that is something dug out of the obscure past by some pathetic progressive grad student.

  • IKantunderstand

    Are you fing kidding me? Are these coffee addled, brain dead appartchiks serious? Of course they are. Comrades, we are in for some seriously bad times. You do realize , of course, that Thor’s PC hammer will only fall on the heads of Whites. Oh, so perfect. Whites will become scared to death to run for any public office. Hey, Democrats, that means you too, dumb asses. We Whites will be reduced to only a few words in public: “Umm, you are Black, so please go ahead of me in any and every line possible, because the fact that I got into this line at the roller coaster earlier than you is only a function of the fact that I got up earlier in the morning to get in line first, and that is because I enjoy White Privilege, please go ahead of me, even though you woke up one hour later than me and just got here.” Fair is fair. Without a doubt, I should pay for everything that has ever happened in the past to Blacks in this country. I only pray to God nobody does a government mandated DNA test on me and find out that I am related to the Crusaders, because than I will have to as a White Christian, also allow in front of me in the roller coaster line all the Muslims. Wait, I forgot, we Americans also kicked some Mexican butt, for which we should now pay. Oh my, think of the bill we owe to the Chinese for the exclusionary act against them. How far back in time shall we go? Or, is it only White countries who must atone for their so-called sins? Oh, please, the freed Black slaves in this country were given the opportunity to return to Africa. Liberia, a country bought and paid for by America to allow Blacks to shine. Very few took up this offer. Chinese? Chinese? Those people are like flypaper, you can’t shake them off. Oh, I know, they are so smart. Yeah. Right. How long have the “coolies” been in this country? Wow, I am blown over at all the major companies that they own and the concomitant employment of thousands. How many people do you need to run a restaurant or a laundry? Not many, and, you will notice, they almost exclusively hire their own. How are they able to get away with that? I don’t hate other races. I would say:”I don’t hate minorities”, but that would be a lie. The so-called minorities, are now the majorities of the world. Could we please stop using the word “minorities” to describe the bulk of the world’s population? The colored races are NOT THE MINORITY, we Whites are the minority. Please, whatever you do, refuse to describe the colored hordes as “the minority”.

    • Sick of it

      The Liberians practiced slavery upon the local Africans in one form or another until 1980.

      • me

        Yup. You think that the Negroes would be celebrating this little detail as part of their ‘heritage’, or as a ‘Black Achievement’ moment….

        • Sick of it

          They probably do celebrate their nonviolent conquest of America via political correctness. We must appear insane at times.

          • me

            Indeedy! Replace ‘space aliens’ for Bantus….and it’s like a bad episode of ‘V’….

      • Luca

        Now they have switched to genocide and cannibalism.

  • A Freespeechzone

    Maybe it’s time to hold a ‘brown bag’ lunch rally in Downtown Seattle for citizens—exercise the First Amendment.

  • IstvanIN

    Everything is offensive these days, even the word “picnic”. The union at work has to call their summer picnic a summer event because the word picnic is offensive to blacks. The world is mad.

    • Lagerstrom

      Why is ‘picnic’ offensive?

      • Because some dip-blank nig-blank pretended to be offended by it. About two months ago, I suggested that the dip-blank n-blanks would find the term hors d’oeuvre “offensive” because white people eat them and talk about white things. They’re probably be working around to it hating it as soon as they can find someone who can spell the singular and then translate it for the mouth-breathing malt liquor-chuggers.

        We’re going to have a pickaninny-free-picnic tomorrow, just because. With a bottle of WHITE wine and plenty of hors d’oeuvre.

        • me

          I had a cousin that had just moved to WA state from the Midwest. She was in a department store around Halloween, shopping with her kids. Now, there were several ‘diverse’ children running around, some of them wearing costumes that they hadn’t bought yet (of course). My cousin is a typical innocent, plus she has naturally blonde hair and blue eyes–a crime nowadays. Anyways, she looks at one of her daughters and says, “Look at all the little spooks running around.”
          Well, you can imagine what happened next….
          Back where she comes from, where it’s much less ‘diverse’, spooks, ghosts, haunts, etc. all mean the same thing. She never thought of the word as something that would ‘offend’ someone. She couldn’t understand what all of the ‘ruckus’ was about until a cashier whispered in her ear and explained it to her. Instead of being embarrassed, my cousin exclaimed in a loud voice, to be overheard above the chimpout, “Well, that’s about the silliest thing I ever heard!” Everything went quiet, and my Norsk cousin stoically walked out with her children in tow, glaring at the strangely quiet Bantus as she left.

          • ms_anthro

            Your cousin’s reaction was perfect. Never back down! Never apologize.

          • saxonsun

            Just had a conversation with my mom about our trip to NYC decades ago. She told me she heard a Spanish person saying that the US should be Spanish. My mom spoke up and told her she was crazy and that every other immigrant group learned English. So you see that this evil started long ago. We should have put a stop to it. It now has its own peculiar momentum. My mom had the guts to challenge this animal. If we all did that all this horror would end.

          • me

            Agreed! Never let them get away with this insidious BS!

        • me

          Don’t forget to serve those hors d’ oeuvres on CRACKERS! lol!

          • After-action report:

            After a nice brunch, we saw an amazing flash-flood in Cottonwood Creek during today’s picnic. I noticed the rain to the east and moved us up 30 feet in elevation. We continued eating for about 15 minutes and the three of us heard the roar. The stream went from a trickle through sandbars to raging whitewater in another few minutes. We were safe where I’d led us, but it ended up being an amazing picnic.

            I did get a nice parental lesson in: “Weather here is dangerous; that’s why you and your friends can’t play down there.”

      • IstvanIN

        Because, according to the Negroes at work, it refers to a tradition in the south where whites would hang a picaninny from a tree while having a meal on a blanket on the ground underneath

    • me

      My girlfriend’s mother, who was an immigrant Czechoslovakian (before the split), used to call me a ‘picnic’ because she couldn’t remember or say the word ‘beatnik’. LOL!

  • exLibtard

    Precisely. “Criminal” is a racist dog whistle.

  • MikeofAges

    “White bread” is used as racial insult. But “brown bag”? I thought “brown bag” mean a lunch brought from him. I have never in my life heard of “brown bag” being used a racial insult. Just plain crazy. Inventing racial pejorative where none exist.

    • David Ashton

      Do you sell bread of color?

      There are chinks in the curtain.

      The sky is quite black tonight.

      There is a chalkbird perched on the chalkboard and easel.

      • MikeofAges

        I once worked on a screenplay (never marketed) about a future post-apocalypse America. Whites who chose to assimilate into the Asian enclaves were called “Chalk Asians”. How’s that? A play on the word “Caucasian”, which is sometimes itself used a sly insult. There’s just no end to this, is there?

  • Ed_NY

    I am a retired law enforcement officer. We had to qualify once yearly with our department issued firearms. The standard target we used for years was the B-27 Silhouette. Because the scoring area was black, it was deemed racist and the color has since been changed to something other then black.

    • I used to shoot at water jugs with pictures of Jesse Jackson’s ugly mug glued to them. No, I’m not sorry about that. It was 15 years ago; are they going to send me to prison for it?

  • Nathanwartooth

    I thought the brown bag term was created by Africans themselves. They are highly aware of skin color differences between themselves and view the lighter skinned ones differently.

    • me

      Yup. The lighter-skinned Negroes look down on the darker-complected ones. Spike Lee addressed this problem in one of his Afrocentric ‘joints’….

  • Ed_NY

    I had to endure sensitivity training with some of my coworkers many years ago. I will never forget the black instructor who told all of us in attendance (all White supervisors) that we were all racists and that we just didn’t realize it. He also was so kind to tell us that blacks were incapable of being racist and that Whites could not be the victims of racism and discrimination. He went on the explain cultural differences between black and White culture. He told us that in the black community, defiance and independence were highly regarded traits and that we must take that into account when dealing with black subordinates. Because of this, what we as White supervisors looked down on as black employee misconduct was actually blacks showing signs of leadership and initiative. He did go on to say that it was unacceptable for White subordinates to act in the same fashion because those traits were not part of the White culture or experience. They have an excuse for everything. When do we stop bending over backwards for this lot?

    • I was actually once told to leave a sensitivity training seminar.

      • me

        Laughter is the best medicine–for getting rid of the sanctimonious blowhards and their ilk….

    • Whitetrashgang

      Just wondering if you say this is all bulls#it do you lose your job or get demoted?

  • Funruffian

    Pretty soon every other word in the English language will be racist. What can you expect from a guy named, “Bronstein”?

  • Thor Bonham

    Huh ?

  • Spartacus

    Yeah, multiculturalism is grand…

  • Lagerstrom

    So does every normal person PP!

  • Evette Coutier

    The real problem here is that these people have nothing better to do with their time…like say work for a living. If the biggest problem you face in life is that someone says brownbag, you’ve got a really easy life and nothing to complain about of merit. What babies.

  • Oil Can Harry

    “Brown bag” and “citizen” obviously AREN’T offensive words but when you’re a p.c. bureaucrat trying to justify your job you have to find bigotry somewhere.

  • Ella

    “Brown bag” is also the colour of the inexpensive and disposable paper bag carried to work by many working-class and white-collar workers who prefer to eat conveniently. I guess a “think cop” will be required before one speaks.

  • WR_the_realist

    Good grief. Now the politically correct want to ban every phrase that has “black” or “brown” it it. Or any positive phrase that has “white” in it. And no, “resident” is not a suitable substitute for “citizen”. Some residents are not citizens. If they resent the distinction being made, they can go home.

    • If “black” and “brown” are off limits, what about allusions to feces and defecation? We can always up our game as fast as the left does.

    • MikeofAges

      You might have a point. In the film, “Malcolm X”, Malcolm’s prison mentor following his conversion to Islam, has him, appurtenant to the tenet that language be used properly, read through the entire English language dictionary. All of the words which used “black” in a negative connotation and all of the words that use “white” in a positive connotation were duly noted. Except that the one word that might put this idea to the lie was left out, “whitewash”. Probably because Spike Lee didn’t want people to consider that his film might be exactly that, a whitewash.

      Old story. “The eye that alters, alters all.”

  • You forgot that that there will a nip in the air in late autumn.

  • Greg Thomas

    Are they actually paying someone to come up with this nonsense? The tax payers of Washington state are being ripped off!

  • Defiant White

    Ok, so how’s this: “I don’t allow a sack lunch to set foot on my property unless he’s there to pick up garbage. My children know better than to bring home any sack lunches. My hand immediately moves to my holster when I see a sack lunch walking towards me on the street.” Is that politically correct enough for you?

  • mobilebay

    Just a thought, but since the “residents” of Seattle aren’t “citizens”, why don’t we just call them “illegal aliens?” That should clarify things.

  • PouponMarks

    You have to look behind the curtain. The real purpose of these thought control and collectivizing diktats is not what is promoted. They are designed to centralize and cement power in the hands of the few, the elite, the vanguard of their abstract secular utopia, where the Masses need to by “Nudged”, coerced, lead, and forced to conform to a self appointed, self important, elite. This is a retrogression to the Middle Ages, where the Church and the Divine Right of Kings doctrines controlled every aspect of life, down the minutest detail.

    Seattle, San Fransicko, Boulder, CO, and other cities of highly educated, hi tech populations are the most supportive of this trend. Where’s Bill Gates on this one? Gone to the Dark Side some time ago.

    • Sick of it

      Gates is a major player in the globalization scheme. He’s also a fan of reducing the world’s population by 90%.

  • ImTellinYa

    Here it comes; the logical conclusion of Leftist cowardice and tyranny. It all ends up as Stalinism; the most rigid, corrosive, deadly tyranny in history. In the meantime, in the short run, say hello to your new doctor: Dr. DeShawn Lexus.

    • me

      Nah…they’re getting more and more absurd because they’re on their way out. People are sick to death of these manipulative idiots, and they know it’s just a matter of time before they’re completely powerless to control us or guilt us into doing whatever they want. The Marxists, the ‘progressives’, the ‘liberals’–whatever they’re calling themselves nowadays–are resident toast, wrapped up in a brown bag and ready for the trash.

      • Sick of it

        As folks begin to question their nonsense, they have been increasing government power and arming the police like soldiers. They are starting to use drones on American soil. It is not a coincidence.

        • me

          Yeah, but us ‘Crackers’ have been through worse….we always come out on top. That’s why they “be hatin'” on Whitey. We ARE superior, intellectually, morally, and creatively– and they know it.

        • ms_anthro

          They’re outnumbered and outgunned, and they know it. This increasingly desperate behavior is an encouraging sign. They continue to overreach, and it becomes easier to show our still sleeping brothers and sisters exactly what we’re up against. They make it easier for us every day.

          Things will have to get a lot worse before they can get better, but there is no more fearsome enemy than a mass of homicidal, united Whites. Why do you think they spend so much of their time and effort trying to demoralize and fracture us? They know that once we band together to send them back to Hell where they belong, they’re history.

      • Lagerstrom

        I agree, this leftist b/s is getting more desperate with every passing day.

      • Ella

        I don’t think we have enough White support to detour the direction that we’ve already headed. I live in a high “minority” State. I don’t think we can reverse the massive ethnic changes; at best we can reduce handout programs but the culture has really changed. What is around me has no appeal for Whites unless brain-washed. Many minorities have no interest to assimilate due to post propaganda campaigns and large ethnic-neighbourhoods. I’m looking at the effects.

        • me

          Yeah, but it won’t last forever….the ‘progressive’ movement of only the last fifty years in the USA has been an utter failure, and people are beginning to wake up. The tide is turning, and the ‘minorities’ won’t be getting all of their goodies at the expense of European Americans in the near future. I guarantee it! People are FED UP!

  • David Ashton

    Homophobic. Why not a dark brown color?

  • me

    No way! Take off, eh! Now how ya gonna freely talk about the pleasures of Molson, back bacon, and curling?

  • me

    How about Pig Latin? Or is it offensive to the pork shunners?

  • me

    I love Mr. Potatohead. And St. Patrick’s Day.

    • Lagerstrom

      Potato bread, St Pat’s Day, Guinness and the Horslips!

  • Sick of it

    The Wilsonians were Marxists, but pretty close time wise.

  • Sick of it

    Picaninny might be considered racist…not sure what picnic has to do with anything.

  • SFLBIB

    Paula Deen’s political party affiliation [Democrat] was not revealed until after she admitted to have used “the” politically incorrect racial word. How ironic: she was destroyed by the culture she helped to create.

  • SFLBIB

    I was right. There is racism under a rock. The thinking[?] goes like this: the underside of a rock is down. It is also dark under a rock. Since “dark” is “down”, there is a stigma against “dark”. Ergo, racism under a rock.

  • jane johnson

    I’d never heard of the brown bag rule, and thought, before reading the article, that it had something to do with sex and ugly people, like “butterface”.

  • Howdy, racist! I’m a racist as well.