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#151 Posted:
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frankj1 wrote:
I read something like this today...

"Can we ever stop hate?
No.
Should we stop trying?
No."


Mandates, quotas and thought-policing has never worked.

Direct your efforts where you might gain progress.

Think about it: if we used the opportunity of Obama's inauguration to accept that racism doesn't define our country, then we'd be past this.
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#152 Posted:
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tailgater wrote:
Mandates, quotas and thought-policing has never worked.

Direct your efforts where you might gain progress.

Think about it: if we used the opportunity of Obama's inauguration to accept that racism doesn't define our country, then we'd be past this.

I still won't defend what I do not support, despite your efforts to reframe the discussion...
Your response(s) to my repeated question seems to be it can't ever be made right intentionally so move on and what happens eventually will be right.

Oh, and I should stop pointing out how disastrous that tactic has been for 250 years but (here's where I cant translate well) going back is not the way...Huh?

Going back to what? If it hasn't changed in all that time, going back means holding on.

Would you suggest Selma Alabama was not a catalyst that made a dent in the pervasive laissez faire mindset?

Joe, what's a reasonable time to wait? You aren't advocating the exclusion of certain groups, what will it take to make the selection of their members just another day at the office? Even though you and I can do that now, ya have to admit there is a lot of poison masking as faux outrage.

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#153 Posted:
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Ta da! You are an alcoholic! And some people say "Robin, I'm a *functioning* alcoholic!" Which is, you can be one. It's like being a paraplegic lap dancer. You can do it, just not as well as the others, really
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#154 Posted:
Joined: 06-01-2000
Posts: 25,958
frankj1 wrote:
I still won't defend what I do not support, despite your efforts to reframe the discussion...
Your response(s) to my repeated question seems to be it can't ever be made right intentionally so move on and what happens eventually will be right.

Oh, and I should stop pointing out how disastrous that tactic has been for 250 years but (here's where I cant translate well) going back is not the way...Huh?

Going back to what? If it hasn't changed in all that time, going back means holding on.

Would you suggest Selma Alabama was not a catalyst that made a dent in the pervasive laissez faire mindset?

Joe, what's a reasonable time to wait? You aren't advocating the exclusion of certain groups, what will it take to make the selection of their members just another day at the office? Even though you and I can do that now, ya have to admit there is a lot of poison masking as faux outrage.



You're approaching this completely wrong.
Look what I said about Obama's inauguration. Embrace it, and let THAT be the tipping point towards diversity. But no. We need to even the score.
Mabye we should elect only black women for the next 50 years. Would that be enough? Honest question: what is enough?

Letting go isn't ignoring the past. It's learning from it. Something we are failing to do in so many areas.


A little story that came up this weekend.
As you know, the missus is a preschool director. Her school is a fancy one, with horse fields and a swimming pond, etc.
The clientele are predominantly white families, but not your standard Cape Cod money type. There are many from the Russian community (probably call themselves Ukranian or Uranium next year). Point is, there is a low percentage of African American kids.
This, despite an actual effort to advertise in those communities.
A recent mother went to social media to ask around for the best preschool for her son. Consensus narrowed it down to my wife's school and one other. Then a barrage of posts wanted to "warn" her that the school didn't have much diversity.
And yes, her son is black.

The kid will be attending in September. But consider how this went down. A school with no bigotry in their enrollment practices was dragged through social media and it almost became a self-fulfilling prophecy, perhaps in perpetuity.

Perhaps we could have the owners decide that they would ONLY enroll kids of color.
I mean, after all...250 years...



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#155 Posted:
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The definition of pornography is quite simple. Erotic is using a feather, pornography is using the entire chicken.
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#156 Posted:
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We're not getting a really good SCOTUS here.

https://www.dailysignal.com/2022/03/15/a-look-at-ketanji-brown-jacksons-most-noteworthy-judicial-decisions/?u

Read up on her.

She will make it up as she goes. That's what she does.
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#157 Posted:
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When you create, you get a little endorphin rush. Why do you think Einstein looked like that?
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