[Noisebridge-discuss] [SPAM] Tattoos vs. behavior

macegr garrettmace at gmail.com
Thu Jun 20 20:58:19 UTC 2013

I thought it was perfectly serious, but absolutely intended to prove a point, not because David expected it to happen. It would have been a pleasant surprise if that actually did happen, but David was attempting to expose an ugly truth by manipulating the issue with manufactured innocence and optimism. Because...what kind of person would refuse that deal?

On Jun 20, 2013, at 1:43 PM, Jeffrey Carl Faden <jeffreyatw at gmail.com> wrote:

> Correct me if I'm wrong, but I'm pretty sure that suggestion was facetious.
> Jeffrey
> On Jun 20, 2013, at 1:42 PM, LinkReincarnate <linkreincarnate at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I wasn't saying maybe it's you who are the racist.  I was saying (and won't apologize for because it's true) that their assumptions of another person's values based on their appearance were faulty and that racists fall to the same faulty logic.    I was never blaming the victim or asking people to approach this person directly. The idea that the only option for a person in a group targeted by white supremacists are to leave or "get over it" is a false choice and never one that I put forward.    The "solutions"(I can use sarcastic quotation marks too) that were presented were arguable at best.  I think that David's solution was optimal because rather than pushing the problem out the door for people on the street to deal with it actually solved it or attempted to and ended up with everyone being a little less hurt.  Had this person already not been kicked out and told not to return this solution would have actually done something to ease racial tension rather than just polarize the groups more.

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