Again, the Babbling Bear is Verklempt. Slope Day? Really? Words matter. If we can change the name of the Plantations to the Cornell Botanic Gardens, why not change S—- Day to Garden Day?
Check out these online dictionary definitions of the S-word:
Slang: Extremely Disparaging and Offensive. a contemptuous term used to refer to a person of East Asian origin, especially a Vietnamese or other South Asian.
A derogatory term/slur used for the purpose of describing a Vietnamese/Asian person. Describing the slope of their eyes.
The derogatory slang meaning “Oriental person” is attested from 1948, American English, from the shape of the eyes.
End the anti-Asian microaggressions at Cornell!!!!
Cornell–Do the LEFT thing and change the name of S—- Day to Garden Day!