90 Miles From Tyranny : Irish academic calls for the term 'Anglo-Saxon' to be DROPPED from modern speech because it has 'links with white supremacists'

Friday, November 8, 2019

Irish academic calls for the term 'Anglo-Saxon' to be DROPPED from modern speech because it has 'links with white supremacists'


Erase A People's Identity, Erase A People.

  • Academic says 'Anglo-Saxon' is used by white supremacists and calls for a ban
  • Mary Rambaran-Olm said people in early England did not use term themselves
  • She says that previous objections to the term Dark Ages sets a precedent

The term Anglo-Saxon is 'bound up with white supremacy' and should be replaced with 'early English', academics have argued.

Anglo-Saxon traditionally refers to groups from Germany, Denmark and the Netherlands who settled in Britain at the end of Roman rule.

However, early medieval England specialist Mary Rambaran-Olm, an independent scholar and author, claimed the term is used by white supremacists to refer to white British people and should be banned.

The academic – raised in Canada and now based in Ireland – says previous objections to the term Dark Ages sets a precedent.

She told The Times: 'Generally, white supremacists use the term to make some sort of connection to their heritage (which is inaccurate) or to make associations with 'whiteness' but they also habitually misuse it to try and connect themselves to a warrior past.'


A re-enactment by an Anglo-Saxon living history society is pictured above in a stock image. Miss Rambaran-Olm said people in early England – or 'Englelond' – did not call themselves Anglo-Saxons [File photo]

Miss Rambaran-Olm said people in early England – or 'Englelond' – did not call themselves Anglo-Saxons but tended to refer to themselves as 'Englisc' or 'Anglecynn'.

The academic said the term became more popular in the 18th and 19th century and was used to link white people to their...




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