Skip to comments.Is Negro a Bad Word? UNCF's Big Decision
Posted on 01/18/2008 7:29:12 AM PST by flowerplough
... It's an issue the United Negro College Fund is addressing today sort of. The 64-year-old organization isn't officially removing "Negro" from its name but rather is unveiling a new branding effort that will focus on the acronym "UNCF." A new logo was unveiled today and the group is refocusing attention to the group's universal catchphrase, "A Mind Is a Terrible Thing to Waste."
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By refocusing attention to the acronym, the UNCF follows the lead of the American Association of Retired Persons, which in 1999 legally changed its name to AARP to reflect that its focus had expanded beyond that of just American retirees and to capture more aging baby boomers.
The notion of making a name change for groups such as the NAACP and UNCF are more than simply symbolic. These organizations are seeking to remain relevant and urgently need to attract younger members.
Last year, DiversityInc posed a question to its readers: "Should the NAACP Change its Name?" Responses ran the gamut from readers who said the name had "historical significance" to "the NAACP has remained in a time zone of the '60's" to "It's not the name, it's the direction the organization is going in."
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...and to capture more aging baby boomers' MONEY AND MEMBERSHIP NUMBERS.
Reminds one of KFC (don’t want to mention that fried chicken)
So will the NAACP and UNCF be expanding their coverage to peoples beyond a certain ethnic heritage?
For a half a second, I thought that there was a REALLY inappropriate mascot at the University of North Carolina at Fayetteville. :^D
If the victimhood lobby wouldn’t change the terminology every decade, UNCF and NAACP would have these problems. Today, the term “colored people” is considered offensive while “people of color” is considered sensitive. That’s just nuts.
No, it's a way to identify who is so subservient to the current fashion, as dictated by the Elite, that they will adopt the currently fashionable terms immediately
I have several liberal acquaintances (I live in NJ) and when with them and the subject of minorities (blacks) comes up I NEVER refer to them as blacks but Negroes or colored people. It drives these people absolutely NUTS. Their jaws clench but they will never say anything to me after their initial attempts to correct me which were met by my counter that if it was good enough for the NAACP it ought to be good enough for them.
I swear, pissing off liberals will add 20 years to my life. I really love it so.
Is “colored person” a bad word as in NAACP?
I don't judge people by their skin color. I also don't put up with racists. And I define "racist" as anyone who places emphasis on skin color. Which is why I don't support UNCF, NAACP, or the Democrats.
Truth in advertising.
Arkansas State appears to be in the process bending (over)for the NCAA.
"Is Negro A Bad Word?"
Eons ago in the world of Drafting (aka, before CAD), 'Negro' was a color name of an ink - aka black.
(I HATED 'Inking'. Thankfully I had to do very little of it)
I thought it means cheap or stingy
So now we have two “N-words?”
“I swear pissing off liberals will add 20 years to my life”
I love it!!!
The NAACP should rename themselves the National Association of Angry Colored People.
I’m from Michigan. But, I lived in a tiny rural community in GA for eight years. The African American of Michigan does not always closely resemble one from Georgia. Sometimes it has to do with geography, other times because of social circles, and also is influenced by age.
I know of a wonderful elderly black man, Mr. Thomas. He works at the tiny rural general store that was on our corner. He sees himself as a colored man... that is his world view. But I guarantee that his son sees himself as a black man, or as an African American.
Age does play into this issue. As the older generations leave us, there is a shift in viewpoint. This is just a natural progression of things.
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