Originally posted by jsobecky
reply to post by EMPIRE
Common sense says that you find out what the context of the conversation was before you make half-assed suggestions about who/what she should
No, common sense suggests you state the context of the conversation if you’re going to cite it as an example of stepping outside your comfort zone
or complain about it—she didn’t do this. Common sense also states that you use the word if when clarity has been omitted—I did this. Common
sense also says you don’t go ranting and raving about how the girl may have been attacked for putting the other girl in her place, without knowing
what actually happened. Due on your ill experiences, you made a sweeping generalization and imply all black women behave in a violent fashion or have
Maybe they were working on a group project. Or maybe he was just hitting her up. But you come along like some kind of teacher's aide wannabe
and try to intimidate her with your pompous attitude.
If they were working on a group project, and the actions of the other young woman were unjustified, the young woman complaining should have stated
something to the offending party. Why should she have done this? Her grade, not ego, is on the line here. Read that again so it sinks in.
In regards to a teacher’s aide wannabe, how do you know I’m not speaking from experience as a TA? Moreover, and this is the great part, how do you
know I’m not a teacher? LOL! And no one is trying to intimidate her, in fact, she is the one who attempted to intimidate me by telling me what
school she’s been to, what states she has visited, and questioning me about my experiences (as if they were even relevant to begin with.)
However, critical reading and analysis eludes you, so I can’t truly blame you for confusing logic--and the ability to convey the unhindered
truth--with having a pompous attitude. I, however, can blame your environment and/or school district for this careless mishap.
Say WHAT??? Who are you to put anybody in 'their place'?
Kinda presumptuous of you, isn't it pal? To think that you somehow have the right or the capacity to put anyone here 'in their place'?
Well, so far in every exchange between the two of us I’ve done exactly that. We both know your ego won’t allow you to see the truth, but the ATS
board has witnessed this obvious truth, so I no longer see the need to address it. However, I have the right, and capacity, as a member abiding by ATS
rules to do exactly what you’re questioning. Moreover, I have reasonable cognitive skills, the ability to reason, wit, sarcasm, the ability to speak
cogently and convey my thoughts, knowledge about race relations (a lot) and a functioning computer with internet access. Taken in totality, these
things give me the right and capacity to do exactly what it is we both know I’m doing.
And language like this - "Yes you are entitled to your opinion, however warped and misinformed it may be, but you should do yourself a
favor and follow the advice given" shows a distinct lack of tact and grace.
No, it doesn’t show a distinct lack of tact and grace. What it shows is my superb ability to give honest feedback in the face of adversity.
Try it one day.