Tag: language

‘Breeding Concept’: Trump Using the Language of White Supremacists Is No Coincidence Because He Is One

Trump uses this kind of language to strip his targets of their humanity. Donald Trump is a white supremacist, which is why it’s no coincidence that that language he uses to demonize people of color—Mexican immigrants, in particular—is the same language of self-avowed white supremacists and neo-Nazis. Columnist Dana Milbank: “There is a Revolution going on in California. …

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The language of hate

How do you make one group of people hate another group of people they have never met? You use language to do it. The vast majority of Americans have never met someone who follows Islam. Yet we constantly see right-wing politicians and pundits warning of Sharia law, or that Islam is a warlike religion by …

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People With Depression Use Language Differently — Here’s How to Spot It

Scientists have long tried to pin down the exact relationship between depression and language, and technology is helping us get closer to a full picture. From the way you move and sleep, to how you interact with people around you, depression changes just about everything. It is even noticeable in the way you speak and …

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The language we use in public and on social media has repercussions. The first step must greater civility | James Graham

The language we use in public and on social media has repercussions. The first step must greater civility When the general atmosphere is bad, language must suffer,” George Orwell said in 1946. As then, so now – but worse. I know, everyone’s always saying things are worse. Let’s not hark back to an age that …

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Coups and hoaxes and plots: Republicans are pushing the political language past the breaking point

In a Thursday interview, Sarah Huckabee Sanders once again brushed off the idea that Donald Trump was about to take action against the investigation led by special counsel Robert Mueller.  “We have no intentions of firing Bob Mueller. We are continuing to work closely and cooperate with him,” Sanders said on Fox News. If that …

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