Fear or dislike of bringing about or even talking or studying stuff that relates to ethnicity or people's color and or ethnic origin.
It s horrific to distort history and the Arts alike. The truth will come out some day. I am hundred percent sure that removing the N-word from a great masterpiece Like Twain‘s "Huck Finn" is not only offensive to American Artists and worldwide Artists, but it is also offensive to blacks in America and , may be, somewhere else. Sending a whole era of blacks' enslavement to the rubbles of history is throwing dusts in people's eyes and acting as if that doomed era never existed. On top of that it is disgraceful to the author himself, who used that word for textual and contextual reasons. I think the publisher should reconsider the horrible mistake , which reflects on a problem of ethnophobia that publisher has, but not the American people or the people of the rest of the World.
A very recent term I picked up straight from the mouths of the local residents of the US Gulf Coast States, especially from Louisiana, which refers to, and defines coughing so hard due to the respiratory illnesses caused by the poisonous fumes, flames and soot of crude oil following the BP oil spill and drill last year.
Some Gulf Residents in their outrage against BP also attached Skin Rashes to the BP Cough illness. Without a shadow of a doubt , the atmospheric pollution and contamination caused by the poisonous fumes, flames and soot of crude oil might lead to many other illnesses which the local people are still unaware of but the BP COUGH here , for the sake of clarity, only defines a disease that hits the lungs.
Diagnosis : BP COUGH
Prescription Drug. BE PATIENT.
AS an example, I take my pledge , analogy and definition to Edgar Alan Poe who, in his only complete novel, The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket (1838) once picked up the strange voices the natives of the Island of Nantucket produce; and to his surprise, he found out that those voices are similar to the voices of the big white birds. Nature was the teacher back then. “Art is an Imitation” as Aristotle defined it. The story is not the same today regretfully. The Zillionaire Companies and the Billionaire villains are screwing nature up for the sake of fat pockets. They don’t care. Today, they are leaving nothing for the Artist to imitate or pick up from Nature. We live in a world of flux, constant change. Nothing is taken for granted and nothing is ever the same. Therefore, I have no option but to define the disastrous consequences of destroying Nature and Man. It is the “BP Cough as the locals” of Louisiana call it. (Gulf Residents at BP meeting: We were treated like criminals”) , World Bog, NBC News, 4-14, 2011.