The 'Humorous' Math Professor

Discussion in 'Politics' started by Annie, Apr 14, 2006.

  1. Annie
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    http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2002927599_bcc13e.html

    http://michellemalkin.com/archives/004980.htm

    It's brought comments from other math types:

     
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    I don't get it. How can people get offended over that?
     
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    It's easy. They dont understand that by letting people offend you for no reason you are giving power to them.

    We can choose to be a person who acts or just a person who reacts. Id rather be a person who acts.
     
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    Haven't you heard about the stereotype of Negroes stealing watermelons? Or do you just believe that people shouldn't be so offended by this reference?
     
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    Can you name any group which, if reduced to a stereotype, wouldn't react to something like that?

    If you allow people to express hate and racism then you make those expressions acceptable, IMO.
     
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    Yes. Whites.
     
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    Actually, I hadn't heard of that one. Still, what are we to do - never mention a black person's name in the same sentence as "watermelon?"
     

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