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Posted: 12 February 2014 07:35 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 16 ]
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Yet more family members to disown. Poor old Grandpa Heidelberginsis, from the German line. . 

Und was ist ihr Problem mit Opa Heidelberginsis?


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Posted: 13 February 2014 11:34 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 17 ]
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3% vocalizes grunt! thinking “damn kids don’t no nothing”

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Posted: 13 February 2014 06:33 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 18 ]
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Thevillageatheist - 12 February 2014 07:35 PM

Yet more family members to disown. Poor old Grandpa Heidelberginsis, from the German line. . 

Und was ist ihr Problem mit Opa Heidelberginsis?

 


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Posted: 15 February 2014 10:19 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 19 ]
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Occam. - 11 February 2014 11:34 AM

I think one problem is the attitude Lois pointed out of the woman being embarrassed and not saying anything.  I don’t care whether the person telling the joke is putting down another race or ethnicity or his/her own, it’s up to the listener to do what s/he can to inhibit further junk like that.  I haven’t heard any recently, but when I was younger and someone would tell such a joke, I’d always respond with something like, “Wow, that’s a really stupid joke.  Do you feel so inferior that you have to tell jokes that put down whole classes of people?” 

The funny thing was that while I may have lost the friendship of the teller, often afterwards two or three of the others would agree with me.  I’m sure I didn’t change the person, but if that prevented him/her from telling it in the future, it was worth me doing that.

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Something interesting in this regards http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/without-prejudice/201307/dehumanizing-others-is-no-joke

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Posted: 21 March 2014 01:33 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 20 ]
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Thank you, I.J., that was an interesting article and I think very appropriate to include in this discussion thread.  I am a bit perplexed as to why the discussion halted after you provided this interesting reference - which by the way, includes other good references within it.  I agree with the article’s premise and think it is an important tangent to explore from the original post.

Anyway, thank you again for your efforts to provoke thoughtful discussion.

I.J. Abdul Hakeem - 15 February 2014 10:19 PM

Something interesting in this regards http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/without-prejudice/201307/dehumanizing-others-is-no-joke

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