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Posted: Apr 27, 2015 - 9:31am

If he really wanted to protest “evil,” you’d think he’d set himself on fire and walk into his barber shop.
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Posted: Apr 7, 2015 - 11:31am

I wonder if the folks in Duncan would be "overwhelmingly" in support of this teacher if she handed out Korans or Necronomicons...
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Posted: Mar 26, 2015 - 11:25am

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That's how they get you.

 
How They Get You



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Posted: Mar 26, 2015 - 10:17am

 Red_Dragon wrote: 
That's how they get you.
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Posted: Mar 26, 2015 - 10:11am

So, the Medieval Fair is this weekend…
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Posted: Mar 25, 2015 - 9:38am

9 worst hate groups in Oklahoma
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Posted: Mar 24, 2015 - 10:12am

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that's why god made bumper stickers

 
If the bigots around here heard you imply that GOD would approve of a bumper sticker promoting equality for them sodomites they'd burn you at the stake.
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Posted: Mar 24, 2015 - 10:07am

 Red_Dragon wrote: 
that's why god made bumper stickers
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Posted: Mar 24, 2015 - 9:53am

seriously?
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Posted: Mar 19, 2015 - 5:50am

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Yeah! Innit great!? USA! USA! Drill, baby, drill! Economic growth! Economic growth!

 
Some scary shit for sure.
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Posted: Mar 19, 2015 - 5:38am

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did i hear your fault lines are reactivated?

cause if they are...

 
Yeah! Innit great!? USA! USA! Drill, baby, drill! Economic growth! Economic growth!
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Posted: Mar 19, 2015 - 4:58am

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did i hear your fault lines are reactivated?

cause if they are...

 
That's what we hear.
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Posted: Mar 19, 2015 - 4:29am

did i hear your fault lines are reactivated?

cause if they are...
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Posted: Mar 17, 2015 - 9:41am

These dudes stole jewelry from the OKC Bombing Memorial fence…
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Posted: Mar 16, 2015 - 2:39am

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The thing is that there isn't really a choice for us now, the genie is out of the bottle.  People have the right to define their identity. I kind of like the idea of taking over negative words and scrubbing the meanings but I'm equally happy to support people trying to eliminate the use of hurtful words like the campaign to end the use of the R word for mental disabilities (and as a slur for other non-disabled people).  I was intrigued in the Washington Post articles that there were contexts where it was starting to be ok for white people to use the N word (to your black friends when they let you know they are ok with it).

It comes down to doing whatever is polite. From a young friend, Kyle's Rule: "Be nice." 

ETA: I think it is effin hilarious that I agree with SirD about something.

 
Oh yes unfortunately that seems to be spreading as well and I say unfortunately because we are no where near evolved as a society to have that luxury.  This is where I draw the line and feel that I do have a right to an opinion on this one.  Now, between circles of close friends, sure, I support the right of complete freedom of expression between an inner circle of friends, but this one is dicey to me.  We are nowhere near that point of societal evolution for that one.  The streets have a way of taking care of this though, I have heard some stories of those white people getting a serious beat down for using that word in front of the wrong person many times and quite frankly they deserved it.  The word should not be such an integral part of any white persons vocabulary that they would inadvertently blurt it out in the wrong company.    However, words are quite malleable.  Maybe some day.  I was really tired and cranky after a long day and my wife answers the door all gay which only makes me even more cross, all I want to do is to plop down and smoke some fags, ya know?


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Posted: Mar 16, 2015 - 2:21am

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Would you tolerate the use of the word in the workplace?

 
Me? Sure, but even in the context that they use it in which I would define as an ebonics slang, it would not be appropriate at most workplaces, but not all. As a matter of fact you will hear it at construction sites, restaurant kitchens and other blue collar type jobs.  Within the African American community the split in acceptance or non acceptance goes along 2 lines, generational and class status.  The older generation hears the word and it is obviously painful for them bringing back horrible memories of the original incarnation sneered at them by hostile whites, this should be respected of course and probably is for the most part within the black community.  The class status is where the workplace usage question comes in to play, as I said before the best way to define the usage of this word by black people in today's urban culture is ebonics slang therefore this word would fall under the same category of that and only because of the history of the word maybe a curse word that you would be extra careful not to use in any environment where such casual language is inappropriate. To a lot of middle and upper class blacks, it is akin to saggy pants, ebonics, dealing drugs and the downfalls of "thug" life.  In other words, "you will never get a good job talking like that"  And in that respect they are probably right.  Bottom line is though, as a white person it is not for me to decide.  Admittedly this is a strange game, but imo it is a unusual game brought on by long term unusual cruelty.  You see a big part of the reason that some black people started using this word is to make us white people squirm and it appears to be working marvelously.


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Posted: Mar 15, 2015 - 4:22pm

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Respect and politeness are cultural. Sexual harassment and bullying are legal. Disrespect and impoliteness are part of the culture these two employees were raised in. Now you are being culturally biased. 
 
The person that complained cannot understand that no offense was meant. Her childhood won't permit it. The sound of that word upsets hers terribly. She has nightmares. 
 
Is it still ok for these two black employees to use the word? 

 
Probably not, but I would get legal advice. I would also make sure that the employee manual was explicit, if it wasn't before. Disrespect and impoliteness are part of sexual harassment and bullying. If someone was raised in a culture of making sexual remarks to women is it ok to do so in the workplace? Do as much as possible to resolve the situation, but bottom line, any employee who is unwilling to help maintain a healthy workplace is a problem for the business. That could include both sides but the complainant may have more clout against any company action by the very nature of complaining.

I know one person who was accused of harassment for allegedly staring at a woman's breasts. Personally, I don't believe it, especially since the woman was a contractor who didn't get along with the other person and then obtained a full-time position. I know another person who was accused of creating a hostile work environment by cussing and blustering. I do believe that, but personally think the complainant shouldn't have taken it so seriously.  The company sided with the person who complained.
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Posted: Mar 15, 2015 - 3:42pm

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I'd explain to them pretty much what I said. It's a matter of respect and being polite. Same as sexual harassment and other bullying issues. I would also add that the company could be liable for allowing a hostile work environment if it continues. I would make sure that the person who complained understood that no offense was intended, that I had spoken to the others, and to please let me know if there continues to be an issue but I hope it doesn't interfere with their maintaining a good working relationship.  Then I would start a file. 

 
Respect and politeness are cultural. Sexual harassment and bullying are legal. Disrespect and impoliteness are part of the culture these two employees were raised in. Now you are being culturally biased. 
 
The person that complained cannot understand that no offense was meant. Her childhood won't permit it. The sound of that word upsets hers terribly. She has nightmares. 
 
Is it still ok for these two black employees to use the word? 
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Posted: Mar 15, 2015 - 3:33pm

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I'd explain to them pretty much what I said. It's a matter of respect and being polite. Same as sexual harassment and other bullying issues. I would also add that the company could be liable for allowing a hostile work environment if it continues. I would make sure that the person who complained understood that no offense was intended, that I had spoken to the others, and to please let me know if there continues to be an issue but I hope it doesn't interfere with their maintaining a good working relationship.  Then I would start a file. 

 
I believe you could be up for legal action from either/both sides. 
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Posted: Mar 15, 2015 - 3:28pm

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workplace?

You're the boss. A black employee comes to you and complains that other black employees use the word and won't stop when asked. What do you do?  

 
I'd explain to them pretty much what I said. It's a matter of respect and being polite. Same as sexual harassment and other bullying issues. I would also add that the company could be liable for allowing a hostile work environment if it continues. I would make sure that the person who complained understood that no offense was intended, that I had spoken to the others, and to please let me know if there continues to be an issue but I hope it doesn't interfere with their maintaining a good working relationship.  Then I would start a file. 
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