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salin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-09-07 07:03 PM
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37. here is the thing
there are folks who still hate - seriously hate - based on race. If they listen to this schtick (and there appear to be MANY examples of such racial slurs used on this show), they get the idea that implicitly their vile hatred is not only socially acceptable - that its cool. In and of itself this just perpetuates the racist attitudes that are still pervasive throughout our society which is bad enough. And in the worse case scenario this is emboldening to the mentally unhinged person who harbors such deep seated racial hatred - as it gives the idea that if one acted (violently) on this hatred that it would not only be okay by others but even applauded. Not saying that is true (the applauded part) but it is the message sent when ongoing racial hatred ala dismissive, stereotypes that are demeaning and dehumanizing work to empower, esp when a popular figure with a big media mouthpiece push such tripe on a frequent basis.

But if boosting a national figure's show and his regular use of racially demeaning language is cool with someone - and that person thinks that the criticisms are unfair and that every black person who speaks out against it is worthy of derision (refering to an earlier post in this thread) - than I guess that is okay - as it is revealing to other readers.
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