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Good god this is insane... Something tells me this "teacher" is not cut out for the real world...
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Posted 4/18/16
I have a thing against anyone being sued/fined/disciplined over what they write on social media sites, with the major exception of threats against another person's life. This isn't right. I understand the use of a club, perhaps, but a lab that separates people by race.... It kind of makes me cringe.
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I see some people these days still have some catching up to do with the rest of us. Dear Lord it's 2016 and people still can't get along or grow a pair.
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This makes far more sense as a cash grab. If I attempt to interpret it seriously it comes across as mental illness.
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dotsforlife wrote:

I see some people these days still have some catching up to do with the rest of us. Dear Lord it's 2016 and people still can't get along or grow a pair.


No, in fact they're regressing. We're just practicing different forms of segregation now. Welcome to it.
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dotsforlife wrote:

I see some people these days still have some catching up to do with the rest of us. Dear Lord it's 2016 and people still can't get along or grow a pair.



I imagine it's going to only get worse as the years go on.
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I'm going to assume the majority of posters on here are from the U.S. and probably have little knowledge of aborigine history in Australia. If you think what early settlers did to Native Americans was bad, it was nothing compared to what British settlers did to the indigenous populations in Australia. They committed mass genocide, as recently as the 1940s, where they basically kidnapped children from indigenous families. There is still a lot of mistrust between these populations.

I won't condone this lawsuit, though Australia's version of freedom of speech is closer to Britain's, in which hate speech isn't protected, but I definitely understand why someone of indigenous descent would be afraid. There is still a lot of racism towards them.

Chances are there could be more details as well. I remember people called the lawsuit involving the woman who got burned by McDonalds coffee was ridiculed. The news made it out to seem like it was no big deal, but in fact the coffee burned her so bad she got third degree burns and had to have skin graft surgery. Not one news source reported that, they preferred to joke about how stupid the lawsuit was.

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Lol, we are completely doomed. No wonder the west is in decline. People can no longer speak the truth, thanks communism, you win.
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"but I definitely understand why someone of indigenous descent would be afraid. There is still a lot of racism towards them. "

"I'm going to assume" you don't live in the US, I challenge anyone to give one example of racism they have personally witnessed towards indigenous people here. This happened at a university, do you honestly think anyone would be racist toward a minority in of all places, a US uni? You think that a minority would be afraid at a US uni? Holy god of earth, help us.
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The west is in decline? You realize Queensland is in Australia, right?

And you are wrong, I live in Minnesota, very close to reservations the government set up for Native Americans. Racism towards them happen on a daily basis. When I was younger I worked with several Native Americans. Some of the other people thought it was funny to speak in stereotypical "Indian" speak whenever they were around.

And are you seriously suggesting that racism doesn't happen in U.S. universities? Have you failed to notice the several instances of Fraternities being disbanded on campuses because they were caught singing racist songs, and calling people niggers?

The thing that concerns me is that the internet has raised a large population of millennials who think the First Amendment has given them the right to act like a bag of dicks to anyone they want, while also not understanding what the First Amendment actually protects. These same people also can't comprehend that other countries don't follow the same laws as the united States, and are incapable of making any distinction between their experiences, and someone else's experiences.
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Posted 4/20/16
this is too stupid..
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