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Old 11-06-2019, 06:24 PM
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To add a bit to Tuba's post above, the mod Melin got in a slapfight with was JillGat who was a CDC type person and when Ed said "Both of you knock it off" JillGat did and Melin didn't.

Melin's "side" of things was way, WAY wrong. I mean, just objectively. The short version is that Melin had said something like "I'm colorblind so I don't choose a 'race' on forms, government or otherwise" and JillGat said "That's easy to say since you have white privilege. There are a lot of reasons to list it, public health being one."

You can see Melin argue her "case" in this surviving thread:
https://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb...ead.php?t=1143. See post #8 for a wall o' text with Melin's screed on it. (The majority of people in that thread are "Guest")

She (Melin) claimed to be a lawyer and that was the best case she could make? Also, she apparently never heard that "brevity is the soul of wit". 10,000 lines to say that "There's no reason to EVAR give out your racial info, except maybe for health reasons, on any form."
 

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