Maybe we can ask Dr. Laura (Schlesinger) to moderate this dispute.
At 09:15 PM 8/19/2010, you wrote:
>It's true that the Nazgûl are treated unsympathetically in recent films
>emanating from New Zealand. But the generally positive treatment of elves
>and hobbits in those movies, and the active
>presence in the broader society of
>a Maori rights movement, suggests that critical
>attitudes concerning racial and
>ethnic stereotypic may have penetrated even this antipodal redoubt. Even if
>they are not widespead, I think we should expect advocates of science for the
>people should have the inclusive view of "people" found among the progressive
>thinkers of "newer school" societies.
>On Thu, 19 Aug 2010 17:36:03 -0700, Michael H Goldhaber
><[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> >Dear All,
> >I have just approved (for list publication) Robert Mann's attempted
>explanation of his use of the word "chows." It should appear shortly, if not
> >New Zealand is a small, isolated country,
> relatively homogeneous until quite
>recently, and in many ways still quite
>"old-school" British. I am not sure all of
>that makes the remark acceptable, and would like others' opinions about how
>to handle it.