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pipi_k Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-26-10 10:06 PM
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173. that's life, baby...
You don't wanna hear the slurs, go live in a cave someplace.

Because it's going to happen no matter what.

Hating the people who verbalize those slurs isn't going to make the problem go away.

You think being nasty to people is going to change their opinion? No. All it will do is MAYBE ensure that the person doesn't verbalize slurs in your presence. If that's all you're after, then great.

But don't fool yourself into thinking you've changed the world, or even their minds. You haven't changed shit. That's reality.

You think I "tolerate bigotry". Fine. Think what you want. Nothing I say will change your mind because you've already got your mind set on making me who you think I am.

compassion for an old lady isn't "tolerating bigotry".

I have an awful feeling that even if you were one of the staff permitted to deal with that elderly woman, you would probably walk right by her and maybe even spit on her in passing.

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