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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Sep 19, 2019, 11:32 PM

48. OK, I could be wrong, but just for discussion, maybe we should start trying to make a distinction

between racism and acts that are "racially insensitive". So there is a distinction between what Trudeau did, i.e. he didn't realize (yes he should have), but he didn't realize how offensive it was. As opposed to those who would do it to degrade or mock others they consider lesser.

So in that light, I think a distinction could be made between the actions of Al Franken (foolish, but forgivable) and those of Trump (intentional and prosecutable).

I think we need something better than binary thinking. Great Star Trek TNG episode about this and I believe it was called "Binars".

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