Tuesday, October 21, 2014

New Epithet for Whites

I was catching up on some inline reading and discovered this little gem.  The article is about a new possible epithet for whites.  The term itself has been around for a while, but not in the racial epithet context.

"Douchebag: The White Racial Slur We've All Been Waiting For"
http://gawker.com/douchebag-the-white-racial-slur-we-ve-all-been-waiti-1647954231

I am not sure if it would be usable for the high school class--many communities would take issue with the language used, but it provides a great deal of context for those at the college level and adults in general.

The article examines different terms in history, both for whites and non-whites.  It's just a really good overview that makes a case for this term.  Great fodder for discussion.


The Teaching High School Sociology web site

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