I'm an idiot and thought that was gipper responding. Then noticed it was oscar. And we were part of the union damnit, don't call us that derogatory slur that absolutely positively should never be used on a sports franchises name because its insensitive
Gipper...maybe they had Zero, Diet, Cherry, Vanilla, or Black Cherry Vanilla?
But this entire joking conversation kind of goes back to my point in it being hard to look at every situation in a black and white kind of sense. The region one grows up can actually have a large impact on what things may be more common or less common for you to know due to lexicon, customs, history, etc.
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"I am appalled that somebody who is the nominee...would take that kind of position"
"A court took away a presidency"
"...the brother of a man running for president was the governor of the state..."
It's horrifying because Trump is blunt instead of making overt implications.
My thought is that they ought to be combated until the are marginalized enough to be ignored. I say this because when prejudiced attitudes and actions are pervasive, they pose significant problems in society. However, when they are marginalized to the point where the main or only people being affected by them are the people who perpetuate them, then they can just be ignored. A good example of this is how the society's reaction to the KKK has evolved.
In its heyday, the KKK needed to be and was (eventually) combated. The organization was wreaking havoc in the country and thus, its behavior could not and should not have been ignored. However, today, the KKK is largely ignored as it should be. It's not a particularly violent organization anymore and its message of overt racism has been largely marginalized. Therefore, to actively "combat" the KKK would be a waste of resources and energy as there are more pressing issues. Thus, we mostly ignore it.
Applying this line of logic to stereotypes specifically, it makes sense to combat pervasive stereotypes that harm their subjects. When those stereotypes are combated enough to be marginalized, then they can just be ignored and all the people who believe them can sit on the periphery of society with their Klansmen roommates.
"It ain't what they call you, it's what you answer to." - W. C. Fields