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Posted by wizzard on October 04, 1998 at 00:03:40:
In Reply to: Please stop those racial stereo typings...(long) posted by Richard L. on October 03, 1998 at 04:31:58:
I am normally very much against PC and this is a perfect example of why.
Just what makes you think that being at all asian means that anything stated about, containing, or concerning rice is a derogatory remark made against you or anyone of one or more of your ethnic backgrounds? As a matter of fact, except for China, the larger producers of rice are places like India, Bangladesh, and other non-Asian countries. So if you wanna go after a (Asian) racial slur...go after ones like Jap, Nip, Chink, slant-eye, etc...none of which you will hear around here.
If I want to insult your heritage, lineage, family, or you based on the ethnic background of any of them, you will indeed know it...I would not (I assure you) use such an ambiguous term as "rice boy".
: I know this subject came up before on this MB, but with a racial comment made recently, i would like to pusue it again.
: Even though I am not a Japanese, but I am an Asian, and I am deeply disturbued by comments such as "rice boys" and "rice-burning crap". Please stop those racial stereo typings. Compare to others, this MB has one of the most professional contents and participants. It's sad to see someone would actually post racial stereo typing comments on this MB read by not only Americans, but people around the world. All participants should respect each other's race and cultures and understand their divesities.
: If you wish to critize a car maker, please do so directly at the manufacturer, i.e., Honda Crap, Toyota Crap, BMW Crap, Porsche Crap, Chevy Crap, or Ford Crap. Comments such as "rice boys", "German Nazies", "American pigs", "stingy Jewish" will only draw hatrets between people and they have no place on this MB. I respect other people's race and comments, and in return, I wish others to do the same. Hope that's not too much to ask.
: I thank you all for your attention to this matter.
: Richard :-)