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    Re: Woman fired for Aids Africa tweet.

    Quote Originally Posted by falcata View Post
    You know even if you try to use my age as a factor it doesn't take away from the fact that you can't or refuse to recognize the racism in her remark.

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    Re: Woman fired for Aids Africa tweet.

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    It was a joke and not even an original joke, but a joke that has been around for decades.
    That doesn't in any way make it appropriate for a Public Relations Executive of a company to say it.

    I can tell you plenty of racist jokes that have been around for decades. Does it really make any of them okay to say in a professional or really any position?
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    Re: Woman fired for Aids Africa tweet.

    Quote Originally Posted by CRUE CAB View Post
    Sorry, I just cant take a minor seriously. No offence, just cant do it.
    At least you admit that you discriminate.

    It makes your opinions about the situation make a lot more sense.
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    Re: Woman fired for Aids Africa tweet.

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    It was a joke and not even an original joke, but a joke that has been around for decades.
    Gee, how in the world did the world survive with the likes of Andrew Dice Clay, George Carlin, Redd Foxx, Richard Pryor, early Nippsy Russell, early Eddie Murphy. People making all kinds of jokes about everything, every body, every religions, every color, every race.

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    Re: Woman fired for Aids Africa tweet.

    As to the OP:

    I see both sides of the fence here.

    On one hand you have freedom of speech and people should never be punished for stating their opinions or things that they considered as a genuine joke which was never meant to be taken seriously. There really is too much outrage now a days over simple words. As the old child rhyme goes... "Sticks and Stones may break my bones but names will never hurt me."

    Then on the other hand we live in reality. Where people are so hilariously thin skinned as to be a sad statement of our society. Where businesses have to worry about such things as the woman in the OP saying something like she did and losing money due to it because in today's society words really are mightier than the sword.
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    Re: Woman fired for Aids Africa tweet.

    Quote Originally Posted by falcata View Post
    At least you admit that you discriminate.

    It makes your opinions about the situation make a lot more sense.
    We all discriminate. Its part of the human condition. You will see.

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    Re: Woman fired for Aids Africa tweet.

    Quote Originally Posted by CRUE CAB View Post
    People have traded in their sense of humor for fake outrage.
    Oh I laugh at stupid white folks all the time, and she is all of that!

    It is a matter of employment, she should have been a baker or florist instead of a PR, I say again a FREAKIN' PR Exec...

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    Re: Woman fired for Aids Africa tweet.

    I used to say, welcome to the United States of the Offended. Now I guess its Planet Offended.

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    Re: Woman fired for Aids Africa tweet.

    Quote Originally Posted by CRUE CAB View Post
    We all discriminate. Its part of the human condition. You will see.
    We also don't act upon all of our urges. Another part of the human condition.

    Can we bring this back to context of the woman's situation or can we not because you're incapable of holding a debate with someone a 5th of your age?
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    Re: Woman fired for Aids Africa tweet.

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    As to the OP: I see both sides of the fence here. On one hand you have freedom of speech and people should never be punished for stating their opinions or things that they considered as a genuine joke which was never meant to be taken seriously. There really is too much outrage now a days over simple words. As the old child rhyme goes... "Sticks and Stones may break my bones but names will never hurt me." Then on the other hand we live in reality. Where people are so hilariously thin skinned as to be a sad statement of our society. Where businesses have to worry about such things as the woman in the OP saying something like she did and losing money due to it because in today's society words really are mightier than the sword.
    Most 'freedom of speech' things are not that. She won't have the government waiting to arrest her when she gets back home. However embarrassing your company can have you fired before the smirk leaves your face.

    Way I think this is like going to the coffee shop here in SW Oklahoma. White folks say some of THE MOST ignorant things when they think it is 'just among us'...

    Given the ignorant things people post on facebook, I am beginning to think that media source turns everyone into silly teens. Flash your boobs or show your ass- seems so many folks just don't get it.... Well this lady probably just did... say that 'joke' among your white friends.... not across the interwebz....

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