"I can't believe it's not Margerine"
No you didn’t do anything wrong as you were just trying to help someone who didn’t know who she was identify and her skin colour is a way of doing that - especially since I think she was the only black female presenter back then?Some people didn't know who she was by her name. I described her as a woman of colour so they would recall her more easily. Did I do something wrong, Sister?
As I just replied to Grizelda, using her skin colour in a purely descriptive way to help identify her quickly to someone who was struggling to picture her, is fine!Why not say 'dark hair brown eyes,, birmingham accent? I really cba to extrapolate further as these things can become so tedious.
Thanks, Loopy.No you didn’t do anything wrong as you were just trying to help someone who didn’t know who she was identify and her skin colour is a way of doing that - especially since I think she was the only black female presenter back then?
They’ve improved diversity a bit since!
(Think “black” is more PC than POC and I believe that’s how she describes herself.
Plus PoC is a bit American and can be contentious so I understand - long story!)
I don't believe G was trying to offend. Neither was I 'pouncing'.In a recent court case publicised in the press, Judge Stephen Wyeth stated "Need it be said, freedom of expression, including a qualified right to offend when expressing views and beliefs.... is a fundamental right in a democratic society"
Posters on here are regular contributors who are nice people with a sense of humour and who would never go out of their way to offend. We've all been pounced upon at one time or another for a comment made, but equally we shouldn't feel like we are walking on egg shells before we do post anything.