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President Biden's Dept of Interior Says the Word SQUAW is a Derogatory Sexist Slur.

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posted on Nov, 20 2021 @ 11:54 PM
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Saturday, November 20, 2021

We've all seen the word "squaw" used in movies, on maps, in books, in cartoons, and many other places.

How many of us ever thought the word was a derogatory term?

I thought it was a word Indians used long ago to describe their females....like we use the words woman and women.

Apparently, society specialists in Joe Biden's Department of the Interior have been contacted by someone or some group, claiming that SQUAW is a bad word that must be erased from all association with the United States government...for starters.

The Biden administration has begun the process of replacing the names of some of the nation’s federal lands that have been deemed "derogatory."

Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland announced in a press release Friday that her department has formally established a "process to review and replace" derogatory names such as "squaw" from federal usage.

"Racist terms have no place in our vernacular or on our federal lands. Today’s actions will accelerate an important process to reconcile derogatory place names and mark a significant step in honoring the ancestors who have stewarded our lands since time immemorial."

Secretarial Order 3404 formally identifies the term "squaw" as derogatory and creates a federal task force to find replacement names for geographic features on federal lands bearing the term.

The term has historically been used as an offensive ethnic, racial, and sexist slur, particularly for Indigenous women.

There are currently more than 650 federal land units that contain the term, according to a database maintained by the Board on Geographic Names.
Source: www.foxnews.com...

Are there many other terms we take for granted as being "normal" that are actually derogatory or racist? Maybe Kemosahbee?

Do Democrats even take "tradition" into consideration, when they agree to remove/erase anything a large enough group of individuals deems to be offensive?

-CareWeMust



posted on Nov, 20 2021 @ 11:59 PM
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a reply to: carewemust

Wow.....just wow
I'm going to be honest I have never heard that word that I can remember. So I looked it up and don't really see how that is offensive. I guess you could use it in a derogatory way, don't really see the point in doing so though.
Interesting thread and thanks for learning me tonight.



posted on Nov, 21 2021 @ 12:04 AM
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Just gonna leave this one here for a hypocrisy reference.

It's like living in a bad sitcom...
*honk*
*honk*
edit on 21-11-2021 by JAY1980 because: (no reason given)



posted on Nov, 21 2021 @ 12:09 AM
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Oh dear ... what will this mean for the squawfish?



posted on Nov, 21 2021 @ 12:10 AM
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originally posted by: Allaroundyou
a reply to: carewemust

Wow.....just wow
I'm going to be honest I have never heard that word that I can remember. So I looked it up and don't really see how that is offensive. I guess you could use it in a derogatory way, don't really see the point in doing so though.
Interesting thread and thanks for learning me tonight.


I've watched old Westerns and traveled to a place called "squaw valley" once. But it's nothing you think of as being derogatory.

It seems that liberals are more offended by these names, than the people who are the targets of the names.



posted on Nov, 21 2021 @ 12:13 AM
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a reply to: JAY1980
Thankyou. I'll listen to what Joe has to say later.



posted on Nov, 21 2021 @ 12:19 AM
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originally posted by: ketsuko
Oh dear ... what will this mean for the squawfish?


Due to protests by Native Americans, the name was changed to "Pike Minnow".

Squawfish to Pike Minnow: en.wikipedia.org...



posted on Nov, 21 2021 @ 12:35 AM
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I would not recommend calling any Native American woman that, she will probably get a bit fiery, followed by some kind of hands thrown..but go ahead, results may vary!



posted on Nov, 21 2021 @ 12:38 AM
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a reply to: carewemust

So the nation is so horribly mismanaged that Biden's approval rating has to look up to see the toilet, and he has time for this pandering horse#?

This is why the man is a loser and why it's unfathomable that he legitimately won that election. It's easier to believe he cheated than to suffer through believing 81 million Americans are that goddamned stupid.



posted on Nov, 21 2021 @ 12:53 AM
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Yeah, I think "brave" is considered the same way as well these days. Not that I've ever heard anyone use those words in everyday conversation; I think when I heard them it was in the context of TV or a film.

Cheers



posted on Nov, 21 2021 @ 01:26 AM
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a reply to: carewemust

Not the only time either....

"The American Ornithologists' Union changed the official American English name of the duck Clangula hyemalis from oldsquaw to the long-standing British name long-tailed duck, because of wildlife biologists' concerns about cooperation with Native Americans involved in conservation efforts, and for standardization."



posted on Nov, 21 2021 @ 01:36 AM
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It's derived from Algonquin for "woman". Correct spelling is "skwa" so maybe amend that specific detail but otherwise... it's a noun like any other.



posted on Nov, 21 2021 @ 01:43 AM
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originally posted by: burdman30ott6
a reply to: carewemust

So the nation is so horribly mismanaged that Biden's approval rating has to look up to see the toilet, and he has time for this pandering horse#?

This is why the man is a loser and why it's unfathomable that he legitimately won that election. It's easier to believe he cheated than to suffer through believing 81 million Americans are that goddamned stupid.


Joe Biden finished college in the bottom 10% of his class, and his former boss (Barack H.O.) says Joe can "fck up a sunny day".

But one thing Biden learned to very well from 47 years of being a politician, is to LIE, and to be very good at it.

If the Satan-owned domestic terrorist U.S. media were doing their job, they would "fact check" how many campaign promises Joe Biden has ALREADY reneged on. He's already broken far more promises, than he's kept. (Thread on the subject here: www.abovetopsecret.com... )

I best most of those 81 million who voted for Joe Biden are feeling slighted. Those who aren't, are those who are benefiting from Biden's programs.



posted on Nov, 21 2021 @ 01:45 AM
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originally posted by: TzarChasm
It's derived from Algonquin for "woman". Correct spelling is "skwa" so maybe amend that specific detail but otherwise... it's a noun like any other.

That's interesting. The Department of the Interior doesn't know how to spell, lol.



posted on Nov, 21 2021 @ 01:50 AM
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originally posted by: F2d5thCavv2
Yeah, I think "brave" is considered the same way as well these days. Not that I've ever heard anyone use those words in everyday conversation; I think when I heard them it was in the context of TV or a film.

Cheers

Until coming upon the article in the O.P., I didn't know the term/name "squaw" was used in over 650 Federally-owned locations. Shows how ubiquitous our Federal Government is.



posted on Nov, 21 2021 @ 02:02 AM
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Nobody is 'offended'. Just another divide & conquer brick in the wall.



posted on Nov, 21 2021 @ 02:04 AM
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a reply to: carewemust

Easy fix just replace the last letter of the word with a t.
edit on 21-11-2021 by Randyvine2 because: (no reason given)



posted on Nov, 21 2021 @ 06:42 AM
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a reply to: carewemust

In my opinion, no word by itself is derogatory. A word only becomes derogatory when it is used in a derogatory manner. And there are many MANY common everyday words that are capable of being used in a derogatory manner,

I believe that if I tried hard enough, I could make certain people cry by using only words that are completely acceptable, which is why I feel that it is entirely unacceptable to ban any individual word.

They're just words.



posted on Nov, 21 2021 @ 06:48 AM
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Words are used to express how we feel, or what we think, etc... etc...

Even if a word is successfully removed from all of society, that's not gonna stop people from feeling what they feel, or thinking what they think.

Other words will come along to fill in the blanks.

It's a pointless endeavor.



posted on Nov, 21 2021 @ 07:08 AM
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who will bury chief shortcake now?



but seriously, who uses that term now a day?

it is offensive to aNA. what are they wanting to replace it?
edit on 21-11-2021 by sarahvital because: added.



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