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Re: “What political correctness does to free speech

OP, do you know what 'polyglot' means?

Posted by farrendahl on 10/19/2010 at 8:56 AM

Re: “Cranky Old Bitch

Life Sucks - Here's an example of what one mistake can do. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Balbir_Singh_…

Posted by farrendahl on 10/18/2010 at 12:37 PM

Re: “Cranky Old Bitch

Life sucks - You dont really give a crap about those little distinctions, do you? It is all the same, I guess, to you - this generic dangerous faceless lot with their incomprehensible ceremonial mumbo-jumbo. No surprises there though - not after you see a person with a PhD in social science yowling about how women in niqabs are apt to blow buildings up and said person wouldnt care to ride the elevator with one of them in the building. Oh well.

Posted by farrendahl on 10/18/2010 at 8:37 AM

Re: “Cranky Old Bitch

Life Sucks - Hindi ceremonial daggers?? Please. First, the ceremonial dagger is part of Sikh religious practice, not HINDU religious practice. Second, its Hindu RELIGION and Hindi LANGUAGE.

Posted by farrendahl on 10/18/2010 at 8:26 AM

Re: “Racism lives!

glamourouschic - a fact can be used in a dozen different ways. The question is: is the fact stated in or out of context, and with what motivation, what bias? Facts aren't just facts.

Posted by farrendahl on 10/15/2010 at 12:51 PM

Re: “Racism lives!

LoonDrunkard, Thank you. You more than made up for some of the pain caused by gems such as Naveed's "You're trivializing the word "racism" so PLEASE stop using it so frivolously...
And maybe your white colleagues (or colleagues of any race) ignore you because you're a bitch."
But Naveed is right with "The fact that you call the driver of the grey pickup truck a redneck really shows that you're not much better than the so-called "injustices" done to you."
Anyway, I am probably better off knowing a little more of what prejudice feels like on the ground. Its part of the growing-up process, maybe. If I can take this stuff on the chin, and still be able to stay some kind of ok, well, alright then. Am I a coward, as some people think I am? Yes and no. I am afraid OF my own anger. I am afraid FOR my loved ones. Did that stop me from coming to this country, and others before? No. And prejudice will never stop me. So, all the prejudiced scum out there, take my heartfelt sympathy for your ignorance and short sight. You will have to deal with others like me, and you will either grow up or crawl into whichever dark place makes you feel at home. Adios.

Posted by farrendahl on 10/13/2010 at 4:30 PM

Re: “Racism lives!

- when a white colleague mentions Indian corruption, pollution, poverty and disease at least once in every conversation

(1) The person in question is our boss. (2) I am not the only target of this behaviour. (3) I completely accept that India is polluted, with violence and corruption, with multiple vile forms of discrimination. I have always known this. But why is this point and related points about Pakistan and Bangladesh brought up ALL THE TIME AND UTTERLY OUT OF CONTEXT FOR ME TO ANSWER?? I mean, am I personally responsible for all the ills of the Indian sub-continent? How the hell do I confront a powerful superior and avoid losing my job, my living, support for my family? To flip the question around: What if I were to take up some random problem from Canadian society and verbally harangue a Canadian colleague with that straight out of the blue in the middle of work? Does that mean I am interested in a discussion or does it mean I want to embarrass my colleague?

Posted by farrendahl on 10/13/2010 at 11:35 AM

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