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Offline Queen LaQueefa

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Re: Abstraction & Generalization Culture
« on: October 07, 2021, 02:17:24 pm »
1. What ?  Well... I think what you are getting at is PC people get offended... yes ok.  "Let's just deal with facts" isn't a great approach though.  "Let's all be green and reduce carbon emissions".  Doesn't work either.  We have to develop something new that can deal with things inclusively without offending.  It may be that academic things should stay in academia and the rest of us should learn to stay out of that arena.

2. Doesn't matter if it does or not.  People get offended.  And white MAGAs are the kings & queens of being offended from what I have seen ;)

3. "White people have unleashed genocide unlike anyone in history"  Try teaching that in a classroom in Montana.  Is it factual ?  Maybe it's an opinion but you can support it pretty easily.

See ... I think that a way of discussing things that is careful, inclusive but not afraid of facts is needed. 

Yeah, it sounds impossible, but it will happen at some time in the future so we should try to imagine how.

Sounds like the answer is to be factual while being as specific as possible.  It's ok to generalize but not over-generalize.  Similar to what you've said, saying "Young black males from low income families have high rates of crime" is better than "black people commit high rates of crime" because it's more specific.

Saying "Muslims are misogynist homophobes" is not appropriate due to the many exceptions, while saying "most Muslim fundamentalists are misogynist homophobes" is more accurate.
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