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Most people who can easily make statements like "Society is too PC today" or "People overreact to the smallest things" in response to backlash for racist/sexist/homophobic/etc comments just don't understand what it's like to be the subject of those kinds of comments at a national level. Two friends of different races joking amongst each other is completely different than a representative of a major broadcasting company making the same joke. The problem is people make judgements of others' situations without being able to truly put themselves in the others' shoes. The mentality is, "I wouldn't care if someone made a racist joke about my race, so what are they getting so worked up about?" Without experiencing what it's like to be judged negatively because of someone else's perception of you, it would be hard to understand why "small" comments like Lyons's fire people up. If nothing else, healthy discussion about these topics won't hurt anybody. I don't understand why some posters are so hostile, as if we are trying to take away Lyons's right to free speech. All we're doing is exercising our right to free speech. If you read with an open mind you might even learn something.
posted by radrguy at 02:05 AM on October 16
i don't get it steelergirl... why do you have to go there anyways? let the poor old man be...
posted by radrguy at 04:16 PM on August 29
somebody should have told the warriors that the raiders are 4-0 in the pre season after re-hiring their coach from the late 80s and early 90s ha seriously though, as a warriors fan i'm all for it. montgomery seems like a nice guy, but i think nelson will do a much better job. it's the same way i felt when cal let go of tom holmoe and hired jeff tedford.
posted by radrguy at 04:05 PM on August 29
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