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post #2911 of 5129
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Originally Posted by SirReveller View Post

Here's some lighter farehttp://m.clarionproject.org/news/isis-tot-taught-practice-killing-beheading-teddy-bear

How cute!

"I wanna be like daddy one day."

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post #2912 of 5129
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Originally Posted by brokencycle View Post

At least they didn't ban the lunchbox for sexism or sexual images.
Or for fostering an unrealistic body image.
In honour of this nonsense, I think I'll buy my girl a new Wonder Women toy.
post #2913 of 5129
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Originally Posted by Gibonius View Post

When The Atlantic is joining the backlash against a progressive cause, you know it's gone too far.

http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2015/09/the-coddling-of-the-american-mind/399356/

Pretty good article. I still wonder just how prevalent this stuff really is, but the stories are widespread enough and the attitude among younger people common enough to make it look like a real thing.

From the article:
"The list of offensive statements included: “America is the land of opportunity” and “I believe the most qualified person should get the job.”"

Those are considered "microagressions"

Fuck. Me.
post #2914 of 5129
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Originally Posted by NorCal View Post

From the article:
"The list of offensive statements included: “America is the land of opportunity” and “I believe the most qualified person should get the job.”"

Those are considered "microagressions"

Fuck. Me.
Now that the Internet has provided access to environments wherein we only have to interact with like minded individuals , anything is possible
post #2915 of 5129
Those are tacit denials of the subconscious prejudice that denies minorities a fair shot at jobs. Since the playing field is not and can never be level, suggestions of meritocracy are racist.
post #2916 of 5129
So for some reason I went onto HuffPO. That is a rag of the highest order. Here is a real gem of logic from an article redefining racism:

"According to the FBI's most recent 2011 study on homicide, 83 percent of white murder victims were killed by fellow whites, while only 14 percent of white victims were murdered by blacks. But beyond numbers, black-on-white crime is a social problem -- it isn't systemic. More than 1oo unarmed black people were killed by police in 2014. Guilty or not, this number of deaths in comparison to how many white people were killed is staggering."

In comparison to what? The math is hard numbers to a %, it says nothing in and of itself.
post #2917 of 5129
You didn't provide a link to the article, but the one I googled up contains links. It's pretty clear the author intended you to click the link to get the support for the claim rather than rely on the preceding sentences.

That being said the link is bullshit and doesn't actually support the claim: http://mappingpoliceviolence.org/unarmed/

For example, the first "unarme"d guy:
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Police Sgt. Joe Grubbs said the man was acting erratically before he took the handle of a gas pump from a customer and started spraying her and the ground around her with gasoline.

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An officer, whose name was withheld, arrived within minutes of police being called. Dozer was armed with either a U-shaped bicycle lock or some other type of black metal object, according to police. Dozer ignored the officer's commands to get on the ground, police said.

Police said the officer fired once when Dozer was within 5 or 10 feet and "rapidly" approaching.

ETA: this is their summary:
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Bakersfield, CA: Dozer was allegedly acting erratically at a gas station when he walked towards an officer. Finding him to appear "aggressive," the officer shot and killed him.
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post #2919 of 5129
Another gem:

12 Words Black People Invented, And White People Killed
Let's not forget to give credit where credit is due.


Lately, there's been a lot of talk about cultural appropriation and black culture -- the coopting of traditionally black: hairstyles, fashion, and music. But perhaps it's time to take a step back and revisit what might be the most appropriated aspect of black culture -- black slang.

From "the bomb" to "holla" to the very short-lived "YOLO," black slang words often go through the cycle of being used by black people, discovered by white people, and then effectively "killed" due to overuse and a general lack of understanding of how to use these words. Often, the origin of these words aren't even acknowledged -- "twerk," had literally been around for over a decade before Miley Cyrus brought it to the mainstream (ie. white people).

The politics of black slang are tricky. Black slang and AAVE (African-American Vernacular English) have long been considered inferior to so-called "standard" English, and the black people who use it seen as uneducated or unintelligent (forcing many to master the art of code-switching). So when suddenly words and phrases that have strong ties to the black community are adopted and warped by non-black people, it can cause some of us to feel indignant, even insulted.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/black-slang-white-people-ruined_55ccda07e4b064d5910ac8b3
post #2920 of 5129
Does one of those articles address the question of how anyone can "appropriate" English words from blacks?

Edit: So it does:
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"So is it appropriation if black people use math or fly in airplanes?" No. 😒 . Aspects of modern civilization are not hallmarks of white culture, and anyone who thinks they are has a skewed vision of the world.

There's a link there to a wikipedia page about Algebra. I noticed it wasn't a link to calculus, which is curious since basic algebra was around for a long time before the Arabs and isn't what you'd call "modern" math.
post #2921 of 5129
It seems like Arianna Huffington is a Rachel Dolezal with a lot of money.

When I was in college in the late 1960s, everyone loved Rolling Stone because it was hip, liberal and cool.

Is that how the POS Huffington Post is perceived in today's digital age?
post #2922 of 5129
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Originally Posted by rnoldh View Post

It seems like Arianna Huffington is a Rachel Dolezal with a lot of money.

When I was in college in the late 1960s, everyone loved Rolling Stone because it was hip, liberal and cool.

Is that how the POS Huffington Post is perceived in today's digital age?

Don't know anyone who reads the Huffington Post. Vice is considered way more "hip."
post #2923 of 5129
This is the most idiotic shit I have ever heard . Don't schools teach liberal,arts and critical thinking anymore. I can ruin your language by speaking it ???? . I am appropriating knowledge when I apply it ???? I am stunned by the level of stupidity required to come up with something like this
post #2924 of 5129
It's crap from people in academia with Masters at least and often PHDs.

People with HS degrees don't come up with the silliness.
post #2925 of 5129
Actually I re read the article and the readers comments and for the most part the comments called her out on all the bullshit of which the article was filled
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