The American Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee and I agree.|
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. -- An online thesaurus struck a listing Monday for the word "Arab" after Arab-American groups complained the entry listed derogatory synonyms.Now, had this been initiated by the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), I would have dismissed it at the headline as yet another whiney, sniveling anti-American page in their normal agenda.
But it wasn't, so I read on, and discovered this:
The entry, which appeared on thesaurus.com, listed the word as a noun meaning "beggar," and gave 16 pejorative synonyms including "homeless person" and "welfare bum."Yeah, that ain't right. Thesaraus.com removed all of the derogatory references. Good for them.