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Offline wilber

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Re: Rainbow crosswalks
« Reply #15 on: June 25, 2017, 06:03:08 pm »
I had a gut come into work at closing yesterday and explain to me how disgusted he was when he found out he met a gay person the day before.  He said that gays are fine and there's a place for that, but not in Canada.  Also, that he hates gay people.  Needless to say, we still have a lot of work to do.

You wonder if the fool has any clue how many gay people he interacts with as he carries on his daily life.

Offline cybercoma

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Re: Rainbow crosswalks
« Reply #16 on: June 26, 2017, 08:38:52 am »
Something less subject to regular wear and tear would be a better choice.  It has been interesting to see the amount of deliberate vandalism these have brought forth, though. Perhaps that in itself has been worth the exercise.

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it certainly demonstrates why Pride parades are still needed.

Offline the_squid

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Re: Rainbow crosswalks
« Reply #17 on: June 28, 2017, 03:01:05 pm »
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Back at the other forum somebody started a thread called something like "Burn-outs a hate crime?"

Someone had done a burn-out, resulting in a rainbow crosswalk being defaced. The originator of the thread seemed amused by the idea that some people had assumed that this was an act of malice, rather than youthful exuberance.

So you're saying that the guy from my original post is lying about his motivation and is actually a bigoted homophobe?

And nowhere did I say that every case of doing burnouts is a case of "youthful exuberance".  I said in this particular case, people (activists) jumped to conclusions and wanted burnouts to be considered a hate crime.   Which may take some new legislation, since I don't think anything in the traffic act can be considered a hate crime.

When do the Chinese-Canadians who survived racism and violence at the hands of the Canadian government get their own crosswalks?  How does one even get a crosswalk??

Offline kimmy

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Re: Rainbow crosswalks
« Reply #18 on: July 26, 2017, 12:23:28 am »
So you're saying that the guy from my original post is lying about his motivation and is actually a bigoted homophobe?

And nowhere did I say that every case of doing burnouts is a case of "youthful exuberance".  I said in this particular case, people (activists) jumped to conclusions and wanted burnouts to be considered a hate crime.   Which may take some new legislation, since I don't think anything in the traffic act can be considered a hate crime.

When do the Chinese-Canadians who survived racism and violence at the hands of the Canadian government get their own crosswalks?  How does one even get a crosswalk??

It sure sounded to me as if you were mocking that the idea that the defacement of the rainbow crosswalks might have been done deliberately to express contempt for the lgbt community.

And if there was a Chinese Canadian crosswalk, and somebody defaced it, I'd strongly suspect that the defacement was an act of deliberate racism rather than an act of youthful exuberance.

Edmonton has a monument for the victims of the Holodomor, and if it were deliberately defaced I'd definitely attribute that act to bigotry.

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Re: Rainbow crosswalks
« Reply #19 on: July 26, 2017, 10:28:34 am »
Not every burnout is an act of bigotry.  Putting monuments onto the pavement where cars drive...   well, expect some rubber on them. 

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Re: Rainbow crosswalks
« Reply #20 on: August 28, 2017, 01:07:04 am »
I didn't know how I'd feel about the rainbow crosswalks, but as soon as I saw the one in my hometown, I felt good...really good.  All that "straight guilt" seemed to wash away in an instant.  I took a big sigh and knew right then that I was a good and tolerant person.  And, now that we have a rainbow crosswalk, the gays (is "gays" still an acceptable word) have won their equality and no longer need to push their agenda - yep, it worked.

Offline cybercoma

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Re: Rainbow crosswalks
« Reply #21 on: August 28, 2017, 09:13:45 am »
Not every burnout is an act of bigotry.
No. Just the ones that are.

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Re: Rainbow crosswalks
« Reply #22 on: August 28, 2017, 09:34:33 am »
I didn't know how I'd feel about the rainbow crosswalks, but as soon as I saw the one in my hometown, I felt good...really good.  All that "straight guilt" seemed to wash away in an instant.  I took a big sigh and knew right then that I was a good and tolerant person.  And, now that we have a rainbow crosswalk, the gays (is "gays" still an acceptable word) have won their equality and no longer need to push their agenda - yep, it worked.

Push their agenda?