> Sean Kenny wrote:
> > > A couple food stamps and a bottle of ripple.
> > I've spent 4 years as lurker on this list and this is the
> most viciously
> > racist comment I've ever seen, although I've seen a lot
> that is offensive
> > from Mr Lorry this tops them all. I tend to agree with Alex
> Bokovs analysis
> > of how this list operates, what he misses is that so-called
> > dogmatism and rigidity quickly descends into intolerance
> and bigotry as we
> > are now seeing.
> I suppose my taking great offense at you misspelling my last name
> (typical freakin' englishman) would fall on deaf ears. I'd expect
> someone who claims to have lurked on this list for 4 years would have
> some idea of how to spell my rather simple name.
> I also take great offense to you claiming this is a racist comment. It
> certainly is insensitive, and reflects stereotypes, but I doubt very
> much you'd say it was racist if it was said by a black person
> (the fact
> is that a prominent black comedian said this very line in on of his
> skits on 'In Living Color').
> The truest test of whether a statement is racist is if it offends no
> matter who says it. If one person can say it as a joke and
> get a pass on
> it, and another person says it and it offends, it's not racist.
Exactly why I wrote of having clear definitions of the words we use... I can
see this degrading to the point where I say to my kids "You children cant
clean your room... Could you be more racist!"?! Lets just start throwing
the term at every negative thing we can find just cause it sounds so cool
when we use it. Damn racists cant use their dictionaries....
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