TechWhirl (TECHWR-L) is a resource for technical writing and technical communications professionals of all experience levels and in all industries to share their experiences and acquire information.
For two decades, technical communicators have turned to TechWhirl to ask and answer questions about the always-changing world of technical communications, such as tools, skills, career paths, methodologies, and emerging industries. The TechWhirl Archives and magazine, created for, by and about technical writers, offer a wealth of knowledge to everyone with an interest in any aspect of technical communications.
Seriously, you are eloquent as well as correct. It's very good of you
to take the time, especially with someone who, I'll bet a lot, closed
his mind decades ago.
Subject: Re: Dave Meek: Spokesperson for Minorities???
I would like to thank Dave Meek for helping me the errors of my ways. Who
was I to feel that he does not refer to me, a woman? I suppose the word
'white' refers to African-Americans and Hispanics. I am sure that Mr. Meek
has a problem with PC language if he feels that those of us who are not
middle-class, white and male should allow our language to alienate us.
Mr. Meek, I find it disconcerting that someone who makes a living writing
does not understand the power of words. Our language creates our reality
and in doing so can either liberate or oppress. Perhaps you may want to
consider reading some sociolinguistic accounts of the role of language in