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January 29th, 2007, 08:24
Originally Posted by curious View Post
and my analogy with the 'grandfather is black' is because that happened recently to my fiance with a co-worker of hers who said 'she was sorry' when she found out that her dad (my eventual father-in-law) was black. the point i was trying to make was that people have their opinions, political beliefs and stereotypes, that if masked can allow people or fans to get along smashingly, but if someone 'spills the beans' then often there is an unfortunate lift.
That's a really stupid reason to draw that analogy. If you can't make your point without comparing the people you're disagreeing with to racists, the worst people in the world, then your point is not worth making. This isn't Usenet. Keep it clean and above the belt.

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