Political Rectitude Gone Wild - BitAA
Date: Sun, 23 Oct 94 14:20:26 PDT
Subject: Political Rectitude Gone Wild - BitAA
[Overzealous or thoughtless PC revisionism has a new name... -psl]
Forwarded-by: bostic@CS.Berkeley.EDU (Keith Bostic)
Forwarded-by: firstname.lastname@example.org (Guy Harris)
Subject: From the "Back in the African-American" department...
The reference in the subject line was to a Massachusetts paper
referring to a given town's finances as being "...back in the
From: Matthew Haines <email@example.com>
Subject: Madonna moving up in the world
I read in comp.risks that a (nameless) library had some problems when
upgrading from paper card catalogs to an online index.
The software they used [had] a standardized set of keywords, and it replaced
"Madonna" with "Mary, Blessed Virgin, Saint", causing reclassification
of recent works by Ms. Ciccone.
The latest entry in the "Back in the African-American" sweepstakes was
reported by *The New Republic*; a headline in *The Northwest Herald*, on
complaints about the Smithsonian's exhibit on the atomic bombing of
Hiroshima and Nagasaki, had the headline
Atomic bombers criticize Enola homosexual exhibit
© 1994 Peter Langston