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  •  I suspect this was done to avoid anti-semitism (3+ / 0-)
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    jxg, TiaRachel, mcfly

    They're probably afraid of someone coming up with a screen name like "dirtyjew" or something similarly odious.  "dirtybuddhist" wouldn't really have the same connotation, since unfortunately, "Jew" can be considered a pejorative in and of itself.  Nonetheless, while the intentions are probably good, they're obviously going about it in a stupid (and potentially hurtful) way.  Certainly worth bringing it to their attention.  

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