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  •  Yep, still totally different things (0+ / 0-)

    Just because a small group of people find offense in something doesn't mean that something is, in fact, objectively offensive.

    If anything is being dismissed, it's comments like those that equivocate Mickey Rooney's character in Breakfast at Tiffany's with Stephen Colbert's bit.  I admit I can't take something like that with any degree of seriousness.

    •  Actually, it means exactly that. (2+ / 0-)
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      davechen, churchylafemme

      Because "offensive" is by definition something that can't be measured objectively, except by means of determining whether or not offense has occurred.

      When you say "just because some people were offended doesn't make it offensive," you're saying "the feelings of those people don't matter and need not be considered."

      •  I don't know (3+ / 0-)
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        Darmok, TiaRachel, Simplify

        I'm Asian American and I thought the bit was hilarious and on point and I don't feel like some kind of race traitor at all for feeling that, if that's how I should feel according to some (not that I think that's what you're saying, just to be clear). No one's being silenced, seems to me everyone is just giving their opinions and not agreeing, which is what I expect.

        •  Which is totally fair! (2+ / 0-)
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          davechen, churchylafemme

          And I'm glad you don't think that's what I was saying, because I would hate to have given the impression that I was.

          But I don't hear you saying "I didn't find it upsetting, therefore it doesn't matter if anybody else does," which I am hearing from other commenters here, and that is the position I'm opposed to.

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