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Is The Covid-19 Vaccine Mandate Of God? Or Is It Evil?

Did you know the Word of God (the Christian Bible) speaks directly against what governments are doing with Covid-19 vaccine mandates? Get the facts here

¿Viene de Dios el mandato de vacuna contra el Covid-19? O ¿acaso es malo?

¿Sabía que la Palabra de Dios (la Biblia cristiana) condena de manera directa lo que los gobiernos están haciendo a través de los mandatos de vacuna contra el Covid-19? Obtenga los hechos aquí.


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Was There A Curse On Helen's Romantic Life?

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Should A Christian Practice Yoga Or Pilates? The Shocking Truth

Perhaps you practice yoga for health reasons, or to reduce stress. But, do you really know the diabolical goal of any form or style of yoga, including pilates? Get your answers here

La verdad espeluznante sobre el yoga revelada por la Biblia cristiana

Quizás practiques yoga por motivos de salud o para reducir el estrés. Pero, ¿realmente conoces el objetivo diabólico de cualquier forma o estilo de yoga, incluido el pilates? Obten tus respuestas aquí.

Communicating With The Dead: Learn The Shocking Truth

The spirit you think is mom, dad, or some other loved one from beyond the grave is NOT your loved one. But, what about the "proof" that the living can indeed talk to the dead? Let God's Word open your eyes to a deception that is pure evil. Read Spirits Of The Deceased

Comunicarse con los muertos: La impactante verdad

El espíritu que parece ser tu madre, padre o algún otro ser querido tuyo desde el más allá NO es tu ser querido. Pero, ¿qué hay de "la prueba" de que los vivos pueden comunicarse con los muertos? Permite que la Palabra de Dios te abra los ojos para que veas el engaño que es de la maldad pura. Te invitamos a leer ¿Están los muertos entre los vivos?

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¿Qué tiene que ver conmigo? por Teófila Gottfried

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Racism in the English Language: A Matter of Opinion or Fact?


A Definition of Racism in the English Language

Of course not everyone will agree on a single definition of what racism in language is. Disagreements arise from honestly seeing things from a different viewpoint, from personal experience, and from mind sets that already are against or for a certain belief, life style, or whatever the subject may be. We might, however, start with a "loose" definition of racism in the English language that probably could also be used when considering the choice of words used to refer to various ethnic groups in languages other than English.

It is accepted by the overwhelming majority of people that racism is roughly a hatred and/or prejudice against an ethnic group based solely on race. It is a good idea for people to be very careful in their accusations of racism, because simply put, the majority opinion of a true racist is one that is so low that such a label can, and does bring shame and ruin to someone's reputation. That is not something that should ever be done unjustly. However, it does happen, because sometimes simply telling the truth about the majority of the members of an ethnic group will invite a strong accusation of racism.

Example of Racism in the English Language

Sadly, some people who are NOT prejudiced against any specific ethnic group make the mistake of "promoting" racism in language--at least in the opinion of some people. For example, most native English-speaking students in the United States, who take classes to learn the Spanish language, are taught how to "properly" refer to their nationality. They are taught that residents, particularly native ones, of the U.S.A should not call themselves "American" when asked their nationality by Latin Americans. Why? Supposedly, this is racism in language, because there are three Americas: North, Central, and South America. They are instructed to say that their nationality is "Norteamericano/a (North American)," instead of simply "American." Such an answer is said to show respect for the fact that Central and South Americans also are Americans, not just the residents of the United States.

In all honesty, how can there be racism in language when a native of the United States refers to himself as an American? Is he not telling the truth? Why should the native of the United States always be forced to refer to his nationality as "North American?" Does his statement that he is a North American somehow belittle someone who wants to call himself a Central American or a South American? The one thing that is unfair to the native of the United States is the pressure to always say "(Norteamericano) North American" instead of just American. However, the native of Guatemala can call himself a Central American or a "Guatemalteco." The native of Venezuela can call himself a South American or a "Venezolano." The North American, on the other hand, cannot switch back and forth between "North American" and the non-existant "United Stateser." What is more is that most native residents of the various nations of Central and South America refer to themselves by their specific country, not by a region. Why then does the "North American" have to refer to his nationality by region only? Sometimes in the fight against racism in the English language or in language in general, we go too far.

Other unjustified accusations of racism in the English language relate to minorities/people of color becoming angry when they are asked, "Where are you (originally) from" by Caucasian Americans. What crime has been committed in asking such a question? Are not fair-skinned people who speak with an accent also often asked, "Where are you from?" Racism in the English language does exist; use of the "N" word is proof of that. However, when it is constantly watched for, it shows up even when it's not there.

True Racism in the English Language

A Caucasian lady ran into an old acquaintance with whom she struck up a conversation that eventually led to her speaking about her cat and her neighbor. One day when she, her cat, and her neighbor were outside, the cat took off running towards her African American neighbor who showed a little fear of the approaching pet. Her response to her neighbor was along the lines of asking him why he was afraid of the cat. After all, "You're both black," she said, jokingly.

Was such a comment really necessary? Was there anything funny in it? If her cat had been white and her neighbor Caucasian, would she have said, "Why are you afraid, after all, you're both white?" Sometimes, racism in the English language creeps into sentences "innocently." After much racial tension in the United States, there seems to be a needless--and harmful trend towards saying silly and unnecessary things that only confirm that the speaker is not even remotely color-blind.

Related Reading:

The Apostle Peter Accused Of Racism

What Does the Bible Say About the Power of Words?

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