@andyc people with a disability > disabled people (or worse, 'the disabled').
As others here have alluded to, it's (partly, at least) about stigma and defining people as (individual) people like everyone else, or othering and homogenising them by reference to particular (stigmatised) characteristics.
Hence 'the Indian' - racist YES.
Then again, you wouldn't say 'people who are black'. So wtf do I know?
We can’t be colour blind ‘til the stigma has gone.
However, we can discuss race and colour effectively. When race is relevant to the discussion, bring it (including identifying the white people in the situation). When race isn’t an issue leave it out. Same with gender.
The examples in the thread already show this appropriately, I think:
- the lack of Black managers in football: race relevant
- burning food in the oven: race not relevant
A digital home for Londoners. Hi folks, I couldn't find a Mastodon host which encapsulated what I wanted from my home server, so I made one. Welcome to mastodon.london. It's open to people in London. I expect it'll start out full of tech people and Burners, because that's the meat-space social scene I inhabit. However, I think it should develop to include people who identify as Londoners, but want a decentralised network to chat on.