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RE: A new bakery from the owner of Dolma aims to bring more Turkish delicacies to the Point

March 18, 2024
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Why it OK to use an ethnic slur? “The Point” is just a shortening of an old slur for a previously predominantly Irish neighborhood in South Brookline, “Whiskey Point.” My parents and grandparents hated it and the stereotype it promotes. My grandfather always worked multiple jobs as a gardener in South Brookline and for the town Department of Public Works. This is the thanks he and others get. When I hear it, I think the person using it must be ignorant. Seeing it in print in your publication first made me angry and then sad. Either this has been done unintentionally, which would result in an apology, or thinking that it is OK to extend such a stereotype. I can hear the excuses now – “that is an old term” or the classic “you don’t understand.” I ask myself: Has any other group been subjected to such a slur today? I come up with yes! Lately Jewish people have been subjected to all kinds of nasty slurs, including the desecrating and removal of postings of Israeli hostages. That’s also apparently OK. It turns out that Brookline is so enlightened that it has become OK to slur many of those that built the town.

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