The Morning News: The Jungle Shooting Victims Were "Likely" Seeking Drugs, State Republicans Refuse to Say the Words "Planned Parenthood"

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That link does not take you to Kiro, but to the article on PP.
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Please stop calling that particular homeless encampment "The Jungle". The term and the imagery inherent in that name - a place of such intense human suffering - is both demeaning and racist to its inhabitants.
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@2 Not saying your wrong that it's offensive. But how is it racist?
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@2 something something amazon joke
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@2 Jungle, Jungle, Jungle, Jungle, Jungle, Jungle, Jungle, Jungle, Jungle, Jungle, Jungle, Jungle, Jungle, Jungle, Jungle, Jungle, Jungle, Jungle, Jungle, Jungle.
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@2: The term makes me think of numerous jungle encampments at the edge of rail yards that have hop-able trains. How is that demeaning?
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If it was good enough for G&R...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o1tj2zJ2…
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#3, in case you're serious.

http://www.authentichistory.com/diversit…
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Insn't the term organic in the sense that it was called that by the people that passed through there, and lived there? If that's the case, it is not racist or demeaning to call it the "jungle."

@2 was being sarcastic, I think.
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If you're going to call homeless encampments "jungle", you should really call residential areas "lanes".
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Everybody: thanks for chatting about this one, regardless of how you feel. This one's been bothering me for awhile - I'd love to be convinced that it's "OK-ish" but I'm just not feeling it.

There have been many names for neighborhoods over the years inhabited by a single race, poor people, or both. Some stick, some change with the times.

Is the term "Chinatown" racist when used by non-Asians?

Is it OK to refer to someone's neighborhood as a "ghetto" if they're poor and you're not?
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It was named the Jungle before any of us were born, and we still ignore the cause, which is not having housing
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What should we call it then? Upper Sodo? Stadium View? Should we consult a real estate marketing firm?

As far as Chinatown is concerned, several decades back an earlier generation of Seattle navel-gazers decided that Chinatown should be called the International District, and many Asians - Chinese and otherwise - were dissatisfied with that result.