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Response to katjaneway (Reply #31)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 11:54 PM

35. If you point and say "look! a real live Mexican!" then that is a racist comment. Yes.

So, okay this books from the South, where Im from, and its got a few things in it that might be kind of foreign and exotic to you Iowans. He turned the page. Look! A real live Negro! That is a racist comment.


Man, said Alton to the girl, If that guy next to you is your other daddy, Im in the wrong state. That is a homophobic comment.

My point is these are racist and homophobic statements. You said they aren't. I say they are. Notice...I never said he was racist or homophobic but that these statements are.

This is a discussion forum where we discuss things. This is what happens when you discuss things. Other people may not want to simply hear what you say but give feedback, ask for clarification, etc. You started with "How dare you spout that from one random post". You got some replies which I see are challenging you. " suddenly ya'lls souls are crushed because your idol wasn't who you thought he was. " I have never heard of him before this but I can certainly spot a racist statement and a homophobic statement.

"he made a poor judgement call about the joke he made". Yes, racist and homophobic "jokes" aren't funny except between friends in a small variety of situations. And not being able to admit that they are racist and homophobic also isn't funny.

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