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Re: [csswg-drafts] Change three color names (#5284)

From: Florian Rivoal via GitHub <sysbot+gh@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 29 Jul 2020 07:01:57 +0000
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I understand how the comments above explain why "IndianRed" is problematic, as it can be read with bad connotations, despite unrelated etymology.

I am not sure how this reasoning applies to "NavajoWhite". It's an odd name for a color, but I don't see how it's pejorative (and pretty much all css color names are odd). It includes the name of a people, but not in a stereotypical / disparaging way as far as I can tell.

I'm even less convinced about "Moccasin", which is just the name of an object. Sure, it is  a loanword, but so what? That doesn't make it into an offensive term. [Most words in English are loanwords](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lists_of_English_words_by_country_or_language_of_origin).

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