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    Re: Are some words inherently offensive or is context important?

    Quote Originally Posted by aaronssongs View Post
    Notice its always underachieving "white males" that always go off on AA.
    Then some of them have the nerve to cite "reverse discrimination". It ain't discrimination when all roads lead to you. Heck, they are just being asked to share a piece of the pie, and get panties in a wad for the asking. They, collectively, have no intention in sharing any parts of the pie...so, we have AA to balance things out. And contrary to popular belief, AA insures that "qualified" applicants get consideration, and not the lie that "substandard" or unqualified applicants "get the nod". That's always the mantra they throw out...I never heard such whining, and pity parties. "Woe is us..the negroes are taking jobs( and college positions) which rightfully belong to us....even though we're ordinary, and barely graduated from high school, scored less than 700 on the SAT, but because we built this country, with our sweat and bare hands, we deserve our front place in line....cuz we're white and right".
    Bull hockey. That is the myth folks like myself and others are trying to destroy. Try competing on a level playing field, and see how many get through. There are a whole lot of blacks smarter than a whole lot of whites. It's genetics, and biology. Breathe.
    That's all well and good save that statistics and policy wording prove this to be completely false...in terms of AA actually helping. I would like for you to put up or shut up...I need to see examples of the 700 SAT scorer getting the nod over a better achiever and that low scorer being white.

    If you can't do that, I'm just going to go ahead and relegate this post to the pile of other nonsense you have a tendency to spew.

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    Re: Are some words inherently offensive or is context important?

    Quote Originally Posted by aaronssongs View Post
    Notice its always underachieving "white males" that always go off on AA.
    Then some of them have the nerve to cite "reverse discrimination". It ain't discrimination when all roads lead to you. Heck, they are just being asked to share a piece of the pie, and get panties in a wad for the asking. They, collectively, have no intention in sharing any parts of the pie...so, we have AA to balance things out. And contrary to popular belief, AA insures that "qualified" applicants get consideration, and not the lie that "substandard" or unqualified applicants "get the nod". That's always the mantra they throw out...I never heard such whining, and pity parties. "Woe is us..the negroes are taking jobs( and college positions) which rightfully belong to us....even though we're ordinary, and barely graduated from high school, scored less than 700 on the SAT, but because we built this country, with our sweat and bare hands, we deserve our front place in line....cuz we're white and right".
    Bull hockey. That is the myth folks like myself and others are trying to destroy. Try competing on a level playing field, and see how many get through. There are a whole lot of blacks smarter than a whole lot of whites. It's genetics, and biology. Breathe.
    Just out of curiosity, but why is it okay for you to use racial stereotypes? I realize that there are a lot of white people who feel that way, but a lot of people of different races have their own racial prejudices. It isn't just white people. I think the fact that you just made a rather blanketed statement using a poorly constructed stereotype only proves my point.

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    Re: Are some words inherently offensive or is context important?

    Quote Originally Posted by dclxvinoise View Post
    Just out of curiosity, but why is it okay for you to use racial stereotypes? I realize that there are a lot of white people who feel that way, but a lot of people of different races have their own racial prejudices. It isn't just white people. I think the fact that you just made a rather blanketed statement using a poorly constructed stereotype only proves my point.
    D, did you just use logic to try to undermine the illogical?

    Oh no he di'in't.

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    Re: Are some words inherently offensive or is context important?

    Quote Originally Posted by Inferno View Post
    It also helped when i had the words I'M Queer tattooed on my arm.
    Yes, but it takes a good bit of emotional stability and strength to be able to take something that previously so offended you and embrace it at least some quasi sort of way to tatoo it upon your own body.

    If the word was so inherently, unquestionable, unfathomably offensive in every use and every stretch of the imagination, which aaron seems to suggest some words are, than you would not have been able to muster the strength to take such an action of essentially rebelling against those that would hurt you and physical acknowledgedment of your strength over your own emotional state.
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    Re: Are some words inherently offensive or is context important?

    Quote Originally Posted by dclxvinoise View Post
    Just out of curiosity, but why is it okay for you to use racial stereotypes? I realize that there are a lot of white people who feel that way, but a lot of people of different races have their own racial prejudices. It isn't just white people. I think the fact that you just made a rather blanketed statement using a poorly constructed stereotype only proves my point.
    I'm just playing the game like it's being played here. You all made the rules...now you have a problem, that the tables have been turned. Isn't that always the case.

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    Re: Are some words inherently offensive or is context important?

    Quote Originally Posted by aaronssongs View Post
    Notice its always underachieving "white males" that always go off on AA.
    I am extremely offended that you stereotype, smear, and belittle me, my life experiences, and my place in this world with your broad over generalization. I demand that you not make such a generalization again or your are actively and intentionally attempting to offend me and I have no recourse but to consider you in some regard bigotted against white males on this issue. *
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    Re: Are some words inherently offensive or is context important?

    Quote Originally Posted by aaronssongs View Post
    I'm just playing the game like it's being played here. You all made the rules...now you have a problem, that the tables have been turned. Isn't that always the case.
    I think its more an issue with holier than thou hypocrites. But that's just my take on it.

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    Re: Are some words inherently offensive or is context important?

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    I am extremely offended that you stereotype, smear, and belittle me, my life experiences, and my place in this world with your broad over generalization. I demand that you not make such a generalization again or your are actively and intentionally attempting to offend me and I have no recourse but to consider you in some regard bigotted against white males on this issue. *
    I didn't single any one person out, personally.
    I prefaced my comments with "if the shoe one is trying on fits, then wear it. If not, it doesn't apply.
    I'm not supposed to be offended by someone using the n-word, in casual conversation, but you can take me out of context to include yourself?????
    Talk about victimhood, and double standards.
    I believe that "white privilege" is real and practiced by many. Am I bigot for believing as I do? Not anymore than you for allowing so vile a word to be spell out, and used, ad nauseum, in this forum, with excuses for such.
    Only racists should be offended. If you're not one, ignore it.

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    Re: Are some words inherently offensive or is context important?

    Originally Posted by aaronssongs View Post
    Notice its always underachieving "white males" that always go off on AA.
    I
    am extremely offended that you stereotype, smear, and belittle me, my life experiences, and my place in this world with your broad over generalization. I demand that you not make such a generalization again or your are actively and intentionally attempting to offend me and I have no recourse but to consider you in some regard bigotted against white males on this issue. *
    Oh, pardon me. Did you not understand the statement? I said that it's always "underachieving white males" that have a problem with Affirmative Action.
    Are you an underachieving white male? Or do you have a problem with AA? Which is it?
    Which victim are you portraying?
    Where is the offense? Where is the stereotype? I guess if you're looking for offense you can find it, anywhere, any time, and any how.
    Don't make an issue where there is none.

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    Re: Are some words inherently offensive or is context important?

    Some people deliberately use certain words that they know full well will offend a lot of people. The word "nigger" is one example.

    When confronted about what they've said, the disingenious defense is often some lame blathering about "context." I once had a boss who said something to me that I found offensive, and I told him so. His response? "You mustn't take offense because no offense was intended." Somehow I was supposed to dredge up some nonexistent psychic powers and figure out that his offensive remark reallly wasn't offensive after all.

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