*This is really a question, but it is not suitable for GQ. If I put it in GD, it will get ugly really fast, this is where it will end up, so it might as well start here. And, well, the issue irks me (and others), the freedom to spit will be helpful.
Like you right-wingers, I just do not get it. What is so difficult about the concept of racism? You keep asking, “why is this racist when that is not?” And we keep trying to explain it to you, and you go “ok”, and next week the thing circles back on us again.
Seriously, what is your malfunction? Are your brains so tightly wired that you cannot grasp the subtleties of this? No, I never called you racist for disliking Obama or objecting to his policies, just cut that out. How much help do you need to understand this?
And do not go calling me namby-pamby because I prefer to start out by treating people with respect instead of instinctively looking for ways to demean them. There was a story some years back of a shop where one of the pipe fitters forced them to change their terminology because the word “jig” bothered him: yes, it sounds absurd, but if people like you could have shelved the epithets for a change, this kind of thing would not happen. Your haughty ignorance is poisoning the well for all the rest of us.
And no, I do not buy the lame-ass excuse that racism is natural human behavior, pre-schoolers get along fine with each other in a mix, they have to be taught that those kind are icky.
I just want to know, why are (many of) you like this? Why can you not understand? Do you need us always by your side to constantly guide you through the treacherous maze of not-treating-other-kinds-of-people-like-shit?
no offense meant, this has been kind of building for a while