Published by Arathald in the blog Arathald's blog.
Disliking someone who happens to be black, gay, jewish, female doesn't automatically make someone racist, homophobic, antisemitic, sexist. Didn't we get over this in high school?
true. disliking is not the same thing as discriminating, but that's going to be a hard case to sell if you say something like "i hate that black guy" instead of "i hate that guy"
but it's not too hard to understand that blacks, jews, and gays are very sensitive. i mean they are still being subtly and not-so-subtly discriminated against on tv and in society. people always say that white people are joked on as well, but white people don't have a social history of being abused and mistreated for being white so they can shrug it off and be casual about it, but for, say, a jewish kid who grows up hearing that people think he's "penny-pinching" and a "money-lover", you can see how it's easy to overreact sometimes
high school really, and doesn't need to, spend too much time on racial education
Yes, that's absolutely true, and I'll admit that I've reacted that way in the past, but I still hear "I hate that guy." "You racist!" The specific case I'm responding to here is grown men and women doing this in politics. When people criticize Obama, for example, even if their reasons are petty and childish, it doesn't automatically make them racist.
i get what you mean. constructive criticism should always be respected as such. it's sad because people like that always have to distance themselves from the extremists who actually use logical arguments as mixture for their looney crusade.
like the spectral eye
Thanks! I didn't make it, I found it on an avatar site. I definitely meant it to have an undertone of "rainbow" without being in-your-face gay (and I mean that in the most literal possible way).
I definitely could make it if I wanted to though, I've made similar things. With this one, I guess it's just the idea to do it.
One would think that, but unfortunately, in this society, people, most, anyways, are too judgmental. Actually, it reminds me of the Bowling 4 Soup song "High School Never Ends". In which, to me, there is truth to it.
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