Anonymous asked in Society & CultureLanguages · 4 months ago

Is the English language racist?

Clear is the name of a brand of hygiene products.


sunshine_mel: white is immediately behind the transparent; transparent is more than the opposite of black.

Update 2:

geezer: didn't you understand the association of the word with hygiene?

10 Answers

  • 3 months ago

    No, it's not a racist language.  You are over-analyzing words and phrases in English.  

  • Anonymous
    4 months ago

    Depends on who you ask.

  • 4 months ago

    English has caught on as the common language that most people speak as a second language and therefore might be taken as the English are better than everybody else but are not. They would however have a better understanding of the English language as it is their native language and it should not be held against them.

  • Anonymous
    4 months ago

    Sure.  It must be. 

    Even breathing is racist. 

    "Clear" could mean "unblemished" with regard to skin.  I think anybody could have clear skin or blemished skin. 

    But what about your thoughts?  Are they unblemished?

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  • 4 months ago

    You seem forget that BEFORE to be a brand of hygiene product, it's an ADJECTIVE. The brand just used it for call its product ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

  • 4 months ago

    English apparently isn't your first language if you see an insult in that.

  • 4 months ago

    A clear skin is a skin without blemishes. It can be ANY colour.

    In any case your question is nonsensical. Anyone can use any word in a racist way but that doesn't mean that "the English language is racist".

  • 4 months ago

    STOP seeking racism in everywhere!

  • geezer
    Lv 7
    4 months ago

    In what way is the word CLEAR racist ?

    @ your update

    Even if it's associated with ''hygiene'' how is the word CLEAR racist ?

    If the product was called WHITE .. then YES.

  • 4 months ago

    Clear doesn't mean white; no-one's skin is transparent.

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