On the heels of the word “Sooner” being declared racist in Oklahoma, we learn that the words “red” and “line” must never be placed next to each other, even in the context of mass transit, lest the words trigger persons of politically preferred pigmentation.
Sound Transit will stop calling its north-south red metro line, the line that will eventually run between Everett and West Seattle, the “Red Line.”
Apparently, according to a press release, people complained to Sound Transit that it sounded like “redlining.” In the past, African-American families were kept out of certain neighborhoods in cities by being denied home loans or insurance. This type of segregation was known as redlining…
Yes, everything is offensive, insensitive, racist, sexist……………..