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    Army expresses surprise about racism allegations over deleted tweet Share on Facebook

    The Army has deleted a tweet posted Thursday afternoon referring to “chinks” in the armor of its Special Operations capabilities after receiving numerous accusations of racism.

    The tweet read: “Chinks in special ops’ digital and physical armor poses challenges, experts say.” It included a link to an Army news release with a similar headline that has since been changed. A search on Google Friday morning still showed the old headline:



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    Re: Army expresses surprise about racism allegations over deleted tweet Share on Face

    And once again ignorance of basic language reveals itself.

    Im reminded of the niggardly debacle.

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    Re: Army expresses surprise about racism allegations over deleted tweet Share on Face

    I do not think there is much that can be done about this, there is too much opposition interest in ensuring certain words have the worst possible association from here on out.
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    Re: Army expresses surprise about racism allegations over deleted tweet Share on Face

    Yeah.









    Gotta keeps those chinks out.
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    Re: Army expresses surprise about racism allegations over deleted tweet Share on Face

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    The Army has deleted a tweet posted Thursday afternoon referring to “chinks” in the armor of its Special Operations capabilities after receiving numerous accusations of racism.

    The tweet read: “Chinks in special ops’ digital and physical armor poses challenges, experts say.” It included a link to an Army news release with a similar headline that has since been changed. A search on Google Friday morning still showed the old headline:



    Army expresses surprise about racism allegations over deleted tweet - The Washington Post

    Seriously?

    Some people need to read a damn book, apparently.

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    Re: Army expresses surprise about racism allegations over deleted tweet Share on Face

    I confess that while I knew "chink" was a slur for Asians, I didn't know it was inappropriate to use it in a phrase like " chink in the armor". I realize language is always changing but I missed that one.

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    Re: Army expresses surprise about racism allegations over deleted tweet Share on Face

    Quote Originally Posted by BrewerBob View Post
    I confess that while I knew "chink" was a slur for Asians, I didn't know it was inappropriate to use it in a phrase like " chink in the armor". I realize language is always changing but I missed that one.
    LOL - the two options are 'chink' in the armor or 'kink' in the armor. Not many choices, there.

    Now I favor 'kink' in the armor - that, where I grew up, was how we said it . . . but 'chink' works just as well for that phrase. Aside that, kink is as sex term - something that only took on new meaning when I got older.

    I really hate how people tend to skew every single thing toward 'racism' when it has nothing to do with it. As far as I know - there is no alternative that would have gotten the message across. If there is, by all means, these racist-screamers need to implement it and stop being a chink in the chain.
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    Re: Army expresses surprise about racism allegations over deleted tweet Share on Face

    How could you not get a grin out of this? Some folks seriously need to lighten up a bit.
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    Re: Army expresses surprise about racism allegations over deleted tweet Share on Face

    Considering the Chinese government's extensive espionage, cyber hacking, disregard for patents, etc., perhaps the subtlety of "Chinks in the Armor" is well placed.
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    Re: Army expresses surprise about racism allegations over deleted tweet Share on Face

    What if the headline had said "Army considers new slant in strategy"... Slant is a euphemism for Vietnamese. Is that word forever ruined now due to sensitivity?
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