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Mon Nov 11, 2019, 10:53 AM

did you know that "diversity" is a bad word? no, a really, *really* bad word?

according to right-wingers, anyway. normal people think diversity is a good thing, or at least they accept the concept.

it's not just that they disagree with it, they treat it like the worst of swear words.

when we visited my brother-in-law, he *banned* us from uttering the word in his house, lest his 8 year-old son hear the word. and it's not just him, we've heard similar stories from others, i'm sure foxnews and rush are telling him that.

i get that they don't like the concept, but treating it like it's a swear word is really bizarre.

ah, the joys of family....

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Reply did you know that "diversity" is a bad word? no, a really, *really* bad word? (Original post)
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Wounded Bear Nov 11 #1
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shanti Nov 11 #13
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The Velveteen Ocelot Nov 11 #2
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mr_lebowski Nov 11 #5
world wide wally Nov 11 #6
Hekate Nov 11 #17
Hugin Nov 11 #7
Beausoleil Nov 11 #8
ck4829 Nov 12 #21
brush Nov 11 #9
ck4829 Nov 12 #22
OKNancy Nov 11 #10
ck4829 Nov 12 #23
Maru Kitteh Nov 11 #11
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ck4829 Nov 12 #24
pandr32 Nov 11 #12
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G_j Nov 11 #18
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ck4829 Nov 12 #25
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csziggy Nov 12 #28
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Response to unblock (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 10:54 AM

1. "I have formed my opinion...

kindly don't try to cloud the issue with facts!"

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Response to Wounded Bear (Reply #1)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 11:01 AM

4. if he could raise his son to never see a black person, he would.

he's in north dakota now. apparently it's not white enough so he's thinking about moving to wyoming.

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Response to unblock (Reply #4)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 12:28 PM

13. Sounds like the kind of person

who would go ballistic if he saw an interracial couple/family. He should stay far away from California!

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Response to shanti (Reply #13)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 12:41 PM

16. oh there's no way in hell he would ever go to that state!

he'd quit his job if they tried to send him on a business trip there!

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Response to unblock (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 10:55 AM

2. Try "tolerance" or "inclusion." See if those words are banned, too.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #2)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 10:59 AM

3. we did manage to talk about the concepts, avoiding the dread d-word.

yeah, he can't ban "tolerance", because the right-wing insists the rest of us "tolerate" their odious sturm und drang.

he of course fumed at how we were able to get around his silly rules.

but at the end of the day, if he insists on raising a little hitler youth, there's not much we can do about it....

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Response to unblock (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 11:15 AM

5. Tell him that you'll use it's opposite ... 'homogeneity' ... as often as possible then

Make sure to emphasize the beginning part of the word when you say it.

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Mon Nov 11, 2019, 11:15 AM

6. The kid won't do too well in Science when they discuss adaptation and species

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Response to world wide wally (Reply #6)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 01:01 PM

17. Racists are really good at rationalizing science until it supports their superiority...

Easy peasy.

The ones who have an insurmountable problem with Science are the fundamentalists.

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Response to unblock (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 11:16 AM

7. Man, white bread all of the time must get so boring.

They don't even like it toasted.

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Mon Nov 11, 2019, 11:18 AM

8. Inbreeding is such a wonderful thing

when "diversity" is weeded out of the gene pool.

As was the racial purity of the Nazis.

And anyway, why can't we all be exactly alike? Why can't everyone in the world think like I want them to?

As we learn from the right wing, you cannot just be "different" or disagree, you must be wrong (evil, defective).

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Response to Beausoleil (Reply #8)

Tue Nov 12, 2019, 07:20 AM

21. Hegemony, homogeneity... they really are virtues to them

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Response to unblock (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 11:33 AM

9. They need to get their head out of the sand and stop trying to...

forestall the near future. By the 2030s the nation will be a majority minority nation as whites will no longer over 50% of the population.

Diversity will then be unavoidable and undeniable. Wonder what will they do then?

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Response to brush (Reply #9)

Tue Nov 12, 2019, 07:20 AM

22. Yep

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Response to unblock (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 11:42 AM

10. what? No taco truck on every corner?

Everytime I think of that phrase/meme I smile.

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Response to OKNancy (Reply #10)

Tue Nov 12, 2019, 07:21 AM

23. Ha

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Response to unblock (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 12:02 PM

11. That's when I turn right the fuck around and leave. Seriously. Why would you tolerate someone

telling you, like you were a damn child, what words you're allowed to use?


I once drove 3.5 hours once to go to my BIL's daughter's wedding reception and he started shaking his finger, right in my face, about "YOUR PRESIDENT" (Obama) 3 minutes after I took my coat off. I shit you not, the only thing I had said to him at all at that point was light, small talk about the weather. Nota single breath climate change mind you, just light, ordinary talk about some heavy rain that had fallen recently.

I didn't even speak. I just picked up my coat, looked at my SIL and thanked her for inviting us and left. Drove the 3.5 hours back home, and I never did that shit again.



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Response to Maru Kitteh (Reply #11)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 12:38 PM

14. well, we made him be one of the chuppah bearers at our wedding

if he was able to put his anti-semitism aside long enough to do that, while watching his sister marry a jew , we can avoid a word or two when visiting him in his own house.

but yeah, doesn't mean it isn't infuriating....

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Response to unblock (Reply #14)

Tue Nov 12, 2019, 07:21 AM

24. That is an iron will right there

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Response to unblock (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 12:25 PM

12. In that case I would use the word a lot

I would throw it into everything like mentioning the diversity of the dishes served on the table, the diversity of the plants in the garden, the diversity of the contents of the fridge, the diversity of items in the closets and drawers, the diversity of the shows on TV, etc. to take away any unfortunate stigma they try to attach to it and to show that it is a word that means variety--not so scary.
I am already enjoying my coffee in the "Merry Coffee" cup from Starbucks and look forward to some happy holidays.
We must do what we can to troll deplorables.

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Response to pandr32 (Reply #12)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 12:40 PM

15. that's the thing, it's not merely the concept that he's banned, it's the word -- in any context.

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Response to unblock (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 01:04 PM

18. add Empathy to that list nt

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Response to G_j (Reply #18)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 01:11 PM

19. yup!

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Response to G_j (Reply #18)

Tue Nov 12, 2019, 07:21 AM

25. Another profanity to them

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Response to unblock (Original post)

Tue Nov 12, 2019, 04:55 AM

20. Taste the crazy!

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Response to unblock (Original post)

Tue Nov 12, 2019, 08:30 AM

26. Has the BIL had a genetic ancestry test?

Does he have documentation of his family tree going back several centuries?

Is he sure he is of pure Aryan blood?

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Response to DBoon (Reply #26)

Tue Nov 12, 2019, 08:38 AM

27. his mother did

100% european, nearly all anglo-saxon.

father never did, but probably similar, maybe more german than british.

but if he turned out to be 3% black, e.g., he'd dismiss it as irrelevant.

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Response to unblock (Reply #27)

Tue Nov 12, 2019, 08:43 AM

28. If he is mostly European ancestry, then he is probaly 2-3% Neanderthal

I'd bet he would not like knowing that he is part "cave man" even though Neanderthal were very intelligent beings that used technology in similar ways to the Homo Sapiens who took their territory.

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Response to unblock (Original post)

Tue Nov 12, 2019, 09:13 AM

29. I could be wrong but I'm pretty sure that diversity is an old wooden ship from the Civil War era.



Sad that today's conservatives have the same definition of diversity as Ron Burgundy does.

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