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MatPlus.Net Forum General Let's stop using the word "pickaninny" now
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(81) Posted by Paz Einat [Friday, Oct 2, 2020 22:14]

The "real life" dilemma arrived today when I wanted to write a note on a problem showing "pickaninny". For me, until reading this discussion it was a meaningless term which I guessed had something to do with the color black. Now, learning the meaning of this term, I simply could not write it down. I wrote "BP4 (black pawn 4, what we used to call Pickaninny)" as an explanation must be given.
The point that most composers/solvers have no idea what it means is true. However, when faced with the knowledge the answer became clear for me.
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(82) Posted by Siegfried Hornecker [Wednesday, Mar 3, 2021 14:23]

AIs by Youtube and Twitter have detected that chess is fundamentally racist.
So in the future you are only allowed to use neutral pieces, I assume.

In case the link above ever disappears:

Paper: Are Chess Discussions Racist? An Adversarial Hate Speech Data Set
Authors: Rupak Sarkar, Ashiqur R. KhudaBukhsh
Published 20 November 2020 on Arxiv, no peer-reviewed paper yet, but presented at the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) annual conference in February 2021.
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(83) Posted by Siegfried Hornecker [Friday, Dec 24, 2021 06:26]

Seems someone tried to steal the term for some children clothing.
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(84) Posted by edderiofer [Friday, Dec 24, 2021 20:00]

In that case, maybe we should rename the "Pickaninny theme" to the "Kakadu theme" (since that clothing company changed their name too). :P
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