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  •  hmmm (2+ / 0-)
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    ethnic minorities

    And which people might they be?
    These ethinic minorities?
    hmmm?
    Scotch, Irish, or  Welsh? Geman? Danish? Norwegian?  Ashkenazi? Polish? Russian?

    whoo, I bought a house in Texas!

    by TexMex on Mon Oct 01, 2007 at 10:44:52 AM PDT

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    •  What are you saying? (5+ / 0-)

      Non-crackers are sentenced at a higher rate for longer terms across the country, for lesser crimes. That's fact. Sorry if my terminology didn't fit to your standards. I'll give you the benefit of doubt, but please don't play games with vocabulary. Are you telling me that blacks and latinos don't get unfair sentences for simple posession?

      Just when they think they've got the answer, I change the question. -Roddy Piper

      by McGirk on Mon Oct 01, 2007 at 10:54:40 AM PDT

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      •  well (0+ / 0-)

        Sorry if my terminology didn't fit to your standards.

        I don't need the benefit of your doubt.  If you had said Hispanics and Blacks that would have been different.

        but please don't play games with vocabulary.

        Vocabulary is everything.
        You chose to use a racist terminology that inplies "ethnic" as some type of code for people of color when everybody know that white people have ethnicity too!
        All whites are NOT the same, one household may like Yorshire pudding but another household wants perogies.  
        White are not some monolithic super race of "whiteness" and no ethnicity. That is bullshit.
        Ethinic minorities is another way of say "those certain people."

        This use of "ethnic minorities"  means what exactly? And frankly I take issue with minority too, when Hispanics are the majority in some south western states and cities.
        Minority indeed.  
        Predjudice is embedden in the language as well as in the mind.
        The tongue reflects the heart.

        whoo, I bought a house in Texas!

        by TexMex on Mon Oct 01, 2007 at 01:29:13 PM PDT

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        •  Regional (0+ / 0-)

          I've lived in San Francisco for ten years where everyone talks to each other normal. With a national audience, I never know how to phrase myself.

          Just when they think they've got the answer, I change the question. -Roddy Piper

          by McGirk on Mon Oct 01, 2007 at 09:24:30 PM PDT

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        •  I'll concede on that (1+ / 0-)
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          After ten years in SF, I just moved back to Boston, so I'm re-calibrating to the East Coast.I wish I could speak normal, like in SF, but dumb asses here don't get it so I'm trying to figure out how to speak to them in a way they'll understand. The relearning process has me off game, right about now. My bad.

          Just when they think they've got the answer, I change the question. -Roddy Piper

          by McGirk on Wed Oct 03, 2007 at 10:37:15 AM PDT

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