Posted by Mary on January 20, 2000
In Reply to: Black & white posted by Barry on January 20, 2000
: : : I read the last contribution and add the words 'unthinking moron" to the list of adjectives in my last contribution.
: : Amos,
: : People who describe other contributors as unthinking morons aren't welcome on this bulletin board. If you can't differ with others in a civilised way please go elsewhere.
: : Gary Martin
: : Phrase Finder Bulletin Board administrator.
: If a description is demonstrably accurate, and in this case there is evidence in support, then since the words used were not simply a term of abuse, perhaps you might consider Bob's approach more acceptable. In any case the tension appears to have eased so to come down, with a heavy hand, when the matter is resolved seems inappropriate.
: Now I guess I'd better stand by for excommunication myself but some things just have to be said.
I don't think he's an "unthinking moron".
Your repremand was appropiate. I understood and applaud his efforts in associating colors with feelings not races. Amos, every race, color, religion, gender or age has obstacles and benefits. I keep forgetting that some people of color (not nec. black) say it's a white persons world. Because as a woman( a black woman), my obstacle is that it's a man's world. My freind who is confined to a wheel chair says that its a rampless, walking persons world. If you keep telling people that everyone thinks that the "color" black decribing a feeling has to do with black people, ---they start to beleive you.