How Does the Language We Use Legitimize (or Delegitimize)?

This interesting article looks at the language we use about history — especially that of the Civil War (or should it be called War of Rebellion):

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/we-legitimize-so-called-confederacy-vocabulary-thats-problem-180964830/

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North American Native Lands

Are you in North America? Do you know about the Native American history of the places you live, work, or call home? This website can help. The maps here (and their links) can help you learn about Native territories, treaties, and languages.

http://native-land.ca/

 

“How a Blond American Kid Became a Huge Star In Saudi Arabia” Washington Post

December 16
 “Say the name Joshua Van Alstine in Saudi Arabia and the likely response is a blank stare.

But mention his Web-born persona, Abu Muteb, and chances are good that you will get a knowing nod or a wry smile for the baby-faced American military brat. He slings Saudi­accented Arabic, wears traditional Arabian robes, mixes comedy and commentary, and may be one of the Arab world’s most improbable celebrities.”

 

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/middle_east/how-a-blond-american-kid-became-a-huge-star-in-saudi-arabia/2015/12/15/9d614a36-a2bf-11e5-8318-bd8caed8c588_story.html?tid=sm_fb