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Everything posted by Katie

  1. FWIW, I didn't have an argument in mind. I was simply recalling an episode that astonished me. And again, I do believe USA Wrestling did they best they could, given the circumstances. I'll exit this thread now, as well.
  2. According to drag it, it looks like the case was settled. So there you go.
  3. Even if the plaintiff's lost their lawsuit, it would have no bearing on whether they believed they were discriminated against on the basis of their race. At any rate, for all we know, they settled out of court. We just don't know what happened.
  4. It's pretty easy to not open a thread and read it. Try it sometime.
  5. Two thoughts. First, I think USA Wrestling did the best they could under the circumstances. Given his FILA connections, du Pont had USA Wrestling over a barrel. Second, the wrestlers involved sued for racial discrimination. So it seems that the people who were actually negatively impacted by du Pont’s behavior believed that he discriminated against them on the basis of their race. If you’re going to dismiss the racial aspect of the episode, you should at least respectfully acknowledge that fact.
  6. It's not entirely easy to describe the negative effects of a reality shaped by 246 years of slavery and 99 years of segregation to those who have not personally experienced those negative effects. Do you have any pointers there?
  7. I found that reading anything LJB writes is a waste of time.
  8. Du Pont’s actions clearly meet any definition of racism I can find. I really can’t add anything more to that.
  9. Also, I just learned that even before du Pont banned black athletes from Team Foxcatcher and allegedly said Team Foxcatcher was part of the KKK, he also allegedly paid the black wrestlers less and gave them fewer benefits than lesser ranked white wrestlers. (See this article.)
  10. Du Pont apparently associated black people with evil. As a result he placed them on a hierarchy below other races. Then he banned them from Team Foxcatcher simply for being black. Then after banning black them, he allegedly said Team Foxcatcher was now part of the KKK. How is that not racism?
  11. Murder is still murder, even if the reasoning behind it is crazy. Similarly, a racist act is still racist even if the reasoning behind it is crazy.
  12. Firing all black people because they are black is racist. It does not matter that the reasoning behind the racist act is out of step with traditional white supremacy.
  13. It’s also dumb to equate “thriving” with one of the sources of Vitamin D. But I’m not shocked that posters here are that dumb.
  14. Those are some shockingly dumb comments. Yikes.
  15. I don’t watch football, but I always agreed with Kaepernick’s general message (at least as I understand it). So we probably have similar views on the matter.
  16. There’s really no reason for me to take you seriously. You used an offensive term for Asian people. You defended your use of that term. And in making your defense, you claimed that Dictionary.com supports your position when it definitely does not.
  17. If you think that Urban Dictionary is a good source of information, then maybe you shouldn’t educate yourself. So let me help you. Check Merriam Webster or Dictionary.com.
  18. If you think it’s acceptable to just casually use an offensive term for Asian people, you should probably educate yourself before getting into a conversation about race.
  19. The handful of random online dictionaries I have looked at define racism as including racial prejudice. I’m sorry you feel offended that I pointed out that someone’s argument about racism is contradicted by dictionaries.
  20. Regardless of field, focusing on the minuscule number of the most exceptional performers does not provide you with any insight into everyone else, which is what we’re dealing with here.
  21. If you think it’s a good idea to say “black athletes are more athletic [than] white athletes” when everyone seems to agree it’s not true, and when it meets the definition of racism, that’s up to you.
  22. It’s literally NOT true that every single black person is more athletic than every single white person. Making assumptions about random individuals based on an NFL statistic for a particular position seems pretty ridiculous.
  23. That’s the first of three definitions of racism. The third definition is simply racial prejudice or discrimination. So assuming an Asian man is better than you at math is racist. Then there is VakAttack’s excellent point based on the first definition. So you’re just wrong at two different levels.
  24. I will stop this back and forth as you are clearly out of your depth here, but I never said intent was irrelevant when it comes to the law. Further, with respect to the topic at hand, there is no reason that an insane person is incapable of intending to cause death. The insanity defense comes AFTER there is a legal determination that the elements of murder or manslaughter have been met.
  25. It depends on the state. If you identify the elements of a particular degree of murder and manslaughter in a particular state, then it becomes possible to discuss the differences. but if we’re going to get technical — and I was not speaking in legal technicalities earlier — then we should acknowledge at the outset that manslaughter is a type of homicide, just like murder is.
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