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Response to redqueen (Reply #7)

Sat Aug 18, 2012, 01:19 PM

9. I agree. It infuriates me when people don't understand that there is no equivalency between

the minimum wage worker in the mail room making a joke at the CEO's expense and the CEO making a joke at the expense of the person working in the mail room.

Even if the joke is the same joke, it is not the same joke because of the context of the source and target of the ridicule.

With apologies for dragging religion into the issue, it aggravates me when adherents of a religion that is an overwhelming majority operate under a siege mentality as if they are an oppressed minority notwithstanding that their group is so dominant as to be an oppressive supermajority.

In the context of slurs used to denigrate and disempower a minority group, how do you deal with a group that takes offense as if it were an oppressed minority when -- objectively -- they are a majority (both by numbers and by dominance)?

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