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CrabMan 5 years ago

Bigotry and racism begins and ends with language. All of us are familiar with racial slurs but fail to recognize the seemingly innocuous misuse of proper nouns when describing ethnic or cultural diversity. Such is the case when Director of ODFW, Roy Elicker and Governor Kitzhaber refused to respect the cultural diversity of Native Americans and others by referring to, "Chinook", with a common noun in state agency sponsored literature. i.e. ODFW's weekly recreational reports and other agency reports.”


markbgibson 5 years ago

I assume you mean that "chinook" should be capitalized. I checked, and according to my sources, it should indeed be capitalized. I do capitalize it when I see it, but I missed these occurrences. Thanks for your input!


CrabMan 5 years ago

You are doing your job. I applaud your support of recreational enthusiasts. I guess you referenced the Associated Press Styles book.

The problem is ODFW's Roy Elicker and Governor Kitzhaber. The fact that ODFW and Roy Elicker have refused to correct the misuse of Chinook constitutes a racial slur. And the Governor hides in his palace refusing to answer letters to him. By their own actions they characterize themselves as racist.

A few strokes on a computer keyboard is all it takes to correct their bigotry and issue will go away, but they refuse to engage in proactive steps to end bigotry.
I do not for the use of user names. Thanks for your response, Bill Lackner


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