USA Today published an op-ed the other day calling for people to stop saying “aloha” and “shalom.”
David Oliver is the newspaper’s reporter on diversity and inclusion issues.
He says white folks who use words like “hola” could be harmful to people of other cultures.
“[J]ust because you can say something doesn’t mean it’s always appropriate,” Oliver warned, writing, “If you’re not Hawaiian and you say [aloha], it could come off as mockery.”
“Ni hao” is also a big no-no — when greeting Asian-Americans who may not be Chinese.
Mr. Oliver says that would be a micro aggression.
He says white folks have a responsibility to be judicious with our language.
I wonder if that means folks in the South should not use phrases like ‘y’all’ or “git er done.”
It won’t be long until we’re issued a handbook on what words, music, books, and food we are allowed to appropriate.
This is what happens when good and decent people stand down and let a woke mob inflict their view of morality on the nation. And I say enough!
Capisce? Mamma Mia.
Oh, wait. I’m not Italian. Can I say that?
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