News Harvard abolishes 'master' in titles in slavery row

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  1. XXXXX

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    http://www.bbc.com/news/education-35659685

    Harvard University in the US is going to remove the word "master" from academic titles, after protests from students who claimed the title had echoes of slavery.

    House masters, in charge of residential halls at the university, will become known as "faculty deans".

    Harvard Law School is also deciding whether to change its official seal, because of links to slavery.

    US campuses have faced a series of protests over allegations of racism.

    Harvard has not agreed that the use of "master" represented a link to slavery, but it has accepted campaigners' calls for a name change.

    It will mean changing the job titles of 24 members of staff - but will not affect other uses of "master", such as a master's level degree.

    Harvard academics say that the word "master" derives from the Latin term "magister" - a form of address for scholars or teachers. It is similar to terms such as "school master" or "head master".
     
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    By that logic, we could remove all black people from the US, since they have echoes of slavery....
     
  3. Mark Mayonnaise

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    Every ethnicity in the world has a history of slavery at some point, on both sides of the ledger.
     
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    We should have had the Irish pick our cotton.
     
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    So the fact that it has absolutely no relation to slavery means nothing?
     
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    Do what will a Masters degree be called?
     
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    I tend to agree with changing the Harvard law school seal. (Don't know about the other stuff)The family it represents that donated the land/money were slave traders.. They did some pretty horrific things (burning slaves alive etc) Normally I don't jump on that bandwagon but after reading the history I'd support changing it.
     
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    Should they be just removing the word "massa"
     
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    Maybe we can recall all of the books that mention slavery, and pretend it never happened? And then teach all young children about how peaceful it was in the old days.
     
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    Congratulations Harvard on your decent into "common knowledge" use of words.
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    they have an old spanish fort in st augustine florida, it is i believe the oldest structure in the united states. some indians and bozo liberal dildos protested it a while back saying "it is the disney land of genocide"...fucking seriously...they complain we "whitewash" history and then complain everything is triggering...fucking whiners can never be satisified
     
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    This world is becoming more fucked up and utterly ridiculous at an unbelievable pace... and this type of "pacification" shit will literally never end.

    The cocksuckers will just find something else to be offended by.
     
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    White is offencsive

    Former Indentured Servant Degree is better.
     
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    That's right - in the book, Red is an Irishman.
     
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