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anonymous asked:

I guess I'm still new, but I don't understand what gives you the right to be mean to people who practice differently than you. You weren't politely asking for corrections, you were being rude. It literally costs $0 to be nice, try it sometime.

If you’d been here longer than five seconds, or read the post, you’d notice that I make every effort to be polite, even when correcting people, until they give me a reason not to be.

If the OP had done their research, or even included the note they left as a reply later on saying that the definitions were their own headcanons about the various types of witches (which doesn’t make them correct and sounds awfully like a copout), I wouldn’t have felt a burning need to correct the flagrant misinformation in their post.

I have no problem with people who practice differently than I do. In fact, I encourage it. Variety is the spice of life.

What I have a problem with is the blatant spreading of uncited, unsourced, unqualified misinformation, particularly when accompanied by tantrums if the poster is corrected by people who know better.

And if you’d bothered to come at me off-anon, new or not, we could have discussed this privately in a civilized manner instead of me having to drag you through the proverbial mud for being impertinent and rude.

It literally costs $0 to go have yourself a nice day…elsewhere.

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nytimes.com
Use of ‘African-American’ Dates to Nation’s Early Days
A researcher has discovered a sermon from 1782 credited to an anonymous “African American” which would push the known origins of the term back more than 50 years.
By Jennifer Schuessler

“One day, Mr. Shapiro typed “African American” into a database of historical newspapers. Up popped an advertisement that appeared in The Pennsylvania Journal on May 15, 1782, announcing: “Two Sermons, written by the African American; one on the Capture of Lord Cornwallis, to be SOLD.”

With the help of George Thompson, a retired librarian from New York University, Mr. Shapiro found one of the titles — “A Sermon on the Capture of Lord Cornwallis” — and located a copy of it, a 16-page pamphlet, at Houghton Library at Harvard University.

The sermon, which crows about the surrender of the British Army at Yorktown the previous year, was acquired by Harvard in 1845 and seems to have been all but uncited in scholarly literature. Its author — listed on the title page as “an African American” — is anonymous, identified only as “not having the benefit of a liberal education.”

“Was it a freeman?” Mr. Shapiro said. “A slave? We don’t know.”

Black people in the Colonial period, whatever their legal status, were most commonly referred to as “Negro” or “African.”

But in the years after the Revolution, various terms emphasizing their claim to being “American” — a label which was applied to people of European descent living in the colonies by the end of the 17th century — came into circulation.

“Afro-American” has been documented as early as 1831, with “black American” (1818) and “Africo-American” (1788) going back even further.

“We want dancing and raree-shows and ramadans to forget miseries and wretchedness as much as the Africo-americans want the Banjar” — banjo — “to digest with their Kuskus the hardships of their lives,” a correspondent wrote to Thomas Jefferson in 1788. (“Kuskus” is a variant of “couscous.”)

Katherine C. Martin, the editor of United States dictionaries at Oxford University Press, said the O.E.D.’s researchers were in the process of confirming Mr. Shapiro’s discovery.

“It’s very exciting,” she said. “Once we have it nailed down, I would expect we’ll update our entry.”

The sermon, one of the earliest surviving ones by a black American, may also attract interest from historians.

In it, the speaker boasts about the capture of Cornwallis and decries the British assault on “the freedom of the free born sons of America” while nodding toward the fact of “my own complexion.”

“My beloved countrymen, if I may be permitted thus to call you, who am a descendant of the sable race,” one passage begins.

The speaker also addresses fellow “descendants of Africa” who feel loyalty to Britain, asking: “Tell me in plain and simple language, have ye not been disappointed? Have ye reaped what you labored for?”

The other sermon mentioned in the ad, Mr. Shapiro said, may be “A Sermon on the Present Situation of Affairs of America and Great-Britain,” which had been previously known to scholars. Both refer to “descendants of Africa,” he said, and have dedications invoking South Carolina, whose governor had been held in solitary confinement by the British for nearly a year.

But curiously, the title page of the other sermon attributes it to “a Black.”

“In other words, the bifurcation between the terms African-American and black, the two leading terms today, was present from the very beginning,” Mr. Shapiro said.”

source: nytimes.com

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(I’ve honestly never hear of the term “Africo-American” before.)

Regent’s dissertation copied material from uncited California report: Local Weekly Paper A member of Nevada’s elected Board of Regents — who’s defended higher education officials against allegations of plagiarism — used several paragraphs of a California report without citation in his University of Nevada, Reno dissertation. http://www.reviewjournal.com/education/regents-dissertation-copied-material-uncited-california-report