View Poll Results: Was the described situation racist?

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  • Yes, it sounds like a racist remark

    3 6.25%
  • It was insensitive

    8 16.67%
  • There was only cultural gulf and misunderstanding

    0 0%
  • The fellow's sensitivity over his ethnicity was coming to the surface

    12 25.00%
  • Is bad handwriting a stereotype for people from Philippines?

    5 10.42%
  • People should be more careful throwing out accusations of racisms

    13 27.08%
  • Other

    7 14.58%
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Thread: Is this racism?

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    Re: Is this racism?

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    "you guys are even from the same country".

    Are you saying that this doesn't imply that perhaps all filipinos have bad handwriting?

    If you are...then what do you think the statement implies? Why make the statement about the country, rather than the individual if you are not making that implication?

    Its a word.... let me see.... we call it....... coincidence.

    The person was just recognizing a coincidence.



    So ready to convict someone for not conforming to the political correct utopian desires of yourself.
    "I condemn the ideology of White Supremacy and Nazism. They are thugs, criminals, and repugnant, and are against what I believe to be "The American Way" "
    Thus my obligatory condemnation of White supremacy will now be in every post, lest I be accused of supporting it because I didn't mention it specifically every time I post.

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    Re: Is this racism?

    ''That's not his problem, that is the Filipino's problem. ''

    The only way to make a significant move towards ending racism, is if everybody takes responsibility. It is not just the problem of individuals.

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    Re: Is this racism?

    ''So ready to convict someone for not conforming to the political correct utopian desires of yourself. ''
    Everybody knows, that making unfounded negative assessements about a group of people, is not politically correct.

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    Re: Is this racism?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mell View Post
    ''That's not his problem, that is the Filipino's problem. ''

    The only way to make a significant move towards ending racism, is if everybody takes responsibility. It is not just the problem of individuals.

    There is no racism here so your remark is off base.
    "I condemn the ideology of White Supremacy and Nazism. They are thugs, criminals, and repugnant, and are against what I believe to be "The American Way" "
    Thus my obligatory condemnation of White supremacy will now be in every post, lest I be accused of supporting it because I didn't mention it specifically every time I post.

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    Re: Is this racism?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mell View Post
    Everybody knows, that making unfounded negative assessements about a group of people, is not politically correct.
    And as soon as you explain to me where the person in the story of the OP made "negative assessments about a g r o u p of people" then maybe I'll agree with you.

    You, like Disneylib, are creating your own conclusions from the story, the conclusions that you want to conclude so you can then turn the chicken scratch philipino dude into a victim of racism, so then you'll have something liberal-like to cry about.

    "I condemn the ideology of White Supremacy and Nazism. They are thugs, criminals, and repugnant, and are against what I believe to be "The American Way" "
    Thus my obligatory condemnation of White supremacy will now be in every post, lest I be accused of supporting it because I didn't mention it specifically every time I post.

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    Re: Is this racism?

    ''...then maybe I'll agree with you.''

    You don't have to agree with me. Terminal nit picking about details of what I said, what the opening poster said... would not be useful, in my opinion.

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    Re: Is this racism?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mell View Post
    ''So ready to convict someone for not conforming to the political correct utopian desires of yourself. ''
    Everybody knows, that making unfounded negative assessements about a group of people, is not politically correct.
    I guess it's good that didn't happen.

    As an aside, though, people can take "politically correct" and shove it up their ass.

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    Re: Is this racism?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mell View Post
    ''...then maybe I'll agree with you.''

    You don't have to agree with me. Terminal nit picking about details of what I said, what the opening poster said... would not be useful, in my opinion.

    What im trying to figure out is how you, or anyone, can come to the conclusion that the guy in the OP is making a statement about all Filipinos because he draws another person into his joke and the recognizes the coincidence that they are from the same country.

    You know how often **** like this happens to white people and we fail to recognize and condemn or criticize it? Its all a part of the "one edged sword" of racism.
    "I condemn the ideology of White Supremacy and Nazism. They are thugs, criminals, and repugnant, and are against what I believe to be "The American Way" "
    Thus my obligatory condemnation of White supremacy will now be in every post, lest I be accused of supporting it because I didn't mention it specifically every time I post.

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    Re: Is this racism?

    ''As an aside, though, people can take "politically correct" and shove it up their ass. ''

    Maybe, you yourself will one day be on the wrong end of it. It might take one incident, or just a little more awareness, or something else for you to realise the importance of political correctness.



    ''You know how often **** like this happens to white people and we fail to recognize and condemn or criticize it?''

    It has happened to me too. But, I really don't see a need to condemn it, even if I dont agree with what some folks have said to me. For sure it irritates me, but it is the expected fall out, of post oppression.



    Anyway, I have the advantage of being able to look at the issue from a number of angles, because I belong to a couple of the put upon groups, as well as being of the skin colour which is not put upon.

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    Re: Is this racism?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mell View Post
    ''As an aside, though, people can take "politically correct" and shove it up their ass. ''

    Maybe, you yourself will one day be on the wrong end of it. It might take one incident, or just a little more awareness, or something else for you to realise the importance of political correctness.
    There is no "wrong end of it". There's people's opinions, and that is it. No one has the right not to be offended, and if someone gets offended, that's their problem.


    Anyway, I have the advantage of being able to look at the issue from a number of angles, because I belong to a couple of the put upon groups, as well as being of the skin colour which is not put upon.
    Why do you think you're unique in that regard?

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