Re: Yankee Owners Stealing Tips from Stadium Employees
posted at 5/14/2011 11:06 AM EDT
In Response to Re: Yankee Owners Stealing Tips from Stadium Employees
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: Yankee Owners Stealing Tips from Stadium Employees : First of all, I’m sorry I didn’t stay up into the early morning hours to debate this pressing issue… You think I’m an a hole because I ask you to back up your accusation with a simple explanation? Is that really too much too ask? For a person claiming to be un-PC and in possession of a sense of humor, you sure do whine like a hyper-sensitive little baby. I'm all ears to hear your opinion as to why you think it's offensive, but you won't bother to write anything substantive and back up your claim. You didn't explain anything by saying "some people, such as as blacks, might find it offensive." That isn't explaining anything about WHY they might think it's offensive. This usually means that the argument has no merit, if the person making it can't produce anything to support it. If you have a problem with Esther Rolle's face, and consider it racially offensive, go tell that to her surviving family members. If you have a problem with people comparing her gapped-toothed smile to that of David Ortiz, go tell it to the Red Sox, the ones that played the joke in the first place. Or if you have no problem with it at all, as you claim, then let it go and stop whining.
Posted by crix[/QUOTE]
Upon further reflection, I guess the "gapped - toothed" thing does make some sense to me.... I guess when I first saw it, it seemed to be somewhat of a racial stereotype, as I had explained..... A caricature of the ugly, dumb, fat, simple minded black guy??? Clearly I was wrong & projecting my own racial sensitivities unnecessarily! Too late, even on the west coast, to be doing any deep thinking!
It does appear that that was not your intention, & you seem to be a Papi fan as opposed to a subtle basher.
As it seems that I was clearly wrong, I do apologize! It was definitely wrong for me to make that assumption!
Sorry about that Crix! Hope we're cool!
NOW...... Let's keep it rolling Sox!