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Five Questions for Steven Pinker
Many racist and misogynistic terms started out as metonyms, in which people were demeaningly referred to by a body part or feature (“slant,” “redskin,” “wetback,” “skirt,” “broad”).
What's the Solution to Gun Violence in America?
Any American with even a glancing familiarity with the news can rattle off the progression, a litany of place names transformed from cities and towns into metonyms for gun violence: San Bernardino, Colorado Springs, Umpqua, Charleston, Fort Hood, Navy ...
First on CNN: Government enlists tech giants to fight ISIS messaging
An agenda for the meeting obtained by CNN labeled the project "Madison Valleywood" -- an apparent combination of metonyms for the American advertising, technology and entertainment sectors. Nick Rasmussen, Director of the National Counterterrorism ...
Apple Reportedly Plans To Make iPhones Less Hackable As The FBI Case Becomes
Executives from Twitter, Facebook, Snapchat, MTV and BuzzFeed were also present at the meeting. This project was labeled “Madison Valleywood” — which is a combination of metonyms representing the advertising, technology and entertainment industries.
Why bring Central Valley High into it?
While we agreed wholeheartedly with your point in "The Toughest Lesson...", we were sorely disappointed to see Central Valley High School used as an example. We all ought to recognize our privilege and go forward with enhanced humility.

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