redinthesky wrote:My whole point is, even if it is something you don't like, you brush it off. The waiter may not have liked it (how do we even know if he laughed or not), but if he was smart, and sure of himself, he shrugged it off him.
I'm fairly certain there's NO relationship between how smart someone is and how much they get offended by racism.
You don't make a big case out of it.
Or maybe he had neither the brains nor the confidence to say "I'm a human being, dick. Knock it off with that racist shit."
And for Paul to bring up the waiter thing by Peter, when he took pics with Peter with them both in Nazi uniforms, is the height of hypocrisy.
Yup. No argument here.
And someone mentioned Paul and Kiss making black jokes at some point? I have no idea about that but if anyone knows what that was about I am curious.
People aren't consistent. Make no mistake, I'm not defending Paul's finger-pointing. I'm just saying that blanket statements about how people have gotten too sensitive seem ill-conceived.
And while you made light of it with your post about Irish jokes and therapy, I actually DO see people whose lives were fucked by that sort of stuff.
And I'm pretty honest with my clients; when there's shit I think they need to let go of, I say "I think you need to let go of this shit." But women really ARE paid less than men. Asians really DON'T get treated with respect in the workplace.