|Quoting OA412 (Reply 68):|
Are you all white? That's probably why you didn't know about the racist version of the rhyme. Most Black people, especially those in older demographics, probably grew up hearing about it, because they or their parents/grandparents experienced it first-hand. So their experience with the rhyme would absolutely be different from your own experiences with it.
I also note that two of you mentioned "over-sensitivity" and "microagressions." I also note that you're both male, and likely white. If that's correct, you are the only demographic in this country that has never, ever faced any sort of institutionalized racism or discrimination. It's easy to call others "over-sensitive" or to diminish the idea of microagressions when you occupy a position of power. It's also incredibly insulting. You don't know what the experiences of minorities are, because you are not one. I know straight, white men don't want to hear this, but it's time for you all to step aside and stop trying to direct the conversation on minorities, because you just don't get it.
|Quoting N1120A (Reply 70):|
The "other" version was created to veil the original version. It is not acceptable.
Some people would say the fact that a 30 year old has never heard the version that we can all agree is totally unacceptable is a sign of major progress. In some cruel twist of irony, are you guys expecting me to apologize that I don't know the racist version? Are you OFFENDED that I do not know yet another way to offend you?!
For God's sake! Some people would turn your argument on its head, and say some people just can't win, no matter how hard they try not to offend someone, just because you automatically assume they are from some over entitled group by their sex or color of their skin. I find your assumptions and generalizations the height of hypocrisy, especially on an issue such as this.
Now THIS is really pissing me off and OFFENDING me! I, however, am not going to take the same road that so many in the oversensitive world have. I am not going to try to outlaw your views. I am not going to try to write a letter to my congressman. I am not going to report your comments or try to have you banned from this forum. I'm gonna put on my f***ing big boy pants and move on with my life. I suggest the rest of the world grow a skin slightly thicker than a boiled potato and do the same!
|Quoting BoeingGuy (Reply 72):|
Actually I agree with AA777223, the level of over sensitivity and PC about every little thing has reached insane levels. People really need to get a life sometimes.
|Quoting PEK777 (Reply 74):|
So you just assumed everyone on this board is a straight white male - I guarantee this is not the case. You are first level hypocrite, as most people of your political leaning area.
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