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High court tangled up in euphemisms

April 26, 2014
dsp The Inter-Mountain

WASHINGTON - Anodyne euphemisms often indicate an uneasy conscience or a political anxiety. Or both, as when the 1976 Democratic platform chose "compensatory opportunity" as a way of blurring the fact that the party favored racial discrimination in the form of preferences and quotas for certain government-favored minorities in such matters as government hiring, contracting and college admissions.

 
 

 

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