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No, I'm in favour of people thinking that they are not the only people in the world and other people may think in a different way.
originally posted by: Lysergic
Oh whaa my culture is so weak that # not even related to it offends me.
Maybe some cultures are meant to die, I mean it's not like every retard animal from the past is with us today, why humans get a special spot?
Level up mother#ers
The school system was created for the purpose of removing children from the influence of their own culture and assimilating them into the dominant Canadian culture. Over the course of the system's existence, approximately 30% of native children, or roughly 150,000, were placed in residential schools nationally. At least 6,000 of these students are estimated to have died while in attendance.
originally posted by: Discotech
originally posted by: ArMaP
originally posted by: JohnnyCanuck
By the looks of things, the plate owner is a Trekker, but I'd say it's pretty likely that he knew he was pushing other buttons as well. And that would make him an arse.
Did you see the man's name?
Now, more seriously, I think that both sides are right: the licence plate owner because it was a reference to a specific situation, the people that complained because not everyone is a Star Trek fan (I'm not) and when someone chooses a personalized licence plate they should remember that they are showing it in public, so they should think about other people and not just about themselves.
So you're in favour of censorship then ?
What about clothes ? Are they fair game too, what happens if I think your clothing offends me, you agree you should be banned from wearing it in public and you should think about other people ?
Caribou said Catholic missionaries physically and sexually abused her until 1979 at the Guy Hill institution, in the east of the province of Manitoba. She said she was called a “dog”, was forced to eat rotten vegetables and was forbidden to speak her native language of Cree.
“I vowed to myself that if I ever get out alive of that horrible place, I would speak up and fight for our rights”, she said.
originally posted by: SeaWorthy
originally posted by: LesMisanthrope
a reply to: SeaWorthy
The notion that a culture that lived through the worst of colonialism needs to be protected from offensive words is a little ironic.
The whole subject is new in the sense the apologies the reparations are happening and dividing right now.
originally posted by: Discotech
As for reparations and apologies etc, it's a load of bollocks, people who were never affected by the actions being apologised to by people who never committed the actions, it's beyond stupid because we never learn from the mistakes and forcing blame onto future generations is never going to work
originally posted by: Macenroe82
a reply to: jacygirl
I bet if the people who complained about his license plate, just asked the guy what his plate was in reference to,
they would laugh it off.