by stuper1 » Tue Dec 27, 2022 5:22 pm
You know what? I thought about it a bit, and I see your point. I get upset with my wife sometimes, because some guy say will cut her off in traffic, and when she gets home and tells me the story, she'll mention the color of his skin to me. Sometimes I'll say to her, "I really don't care what color his skin is. Just tell me your story and leave out his skin color." The thing with her is she was born and raised in South America, where talking about skin color is much less taboo than it is here. In some ways, they are much less racist than USA people, and in other ways, they are more racist, but everybody gets along just the same, and nobody pretends to be offended by microaggressions, etc. Maybe because for the most part all of them are poor no matter what the color of their skin is.
Anyway, when I made my initial remark about Chomsky, I should have just left out his ethnicity. I apologize if I offended anybody. I hope Smithers won't jump at me now and say that real men talk whatever smack they want and own it. Haha, just kidding.