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May. 27th, 2014 | 09:21 pm

Score this non-apology! How many bingo lines can you spot?


But I’m not [minority], and I don’t have a radar that pings whenever [minority adjective] and words like [neutral-word] are mentioned in close proximity [separated by 40 other words]. It didn’t even occur to me that the statement could be read as an allusion to the stereotype of [minority adjective] people being [insulting-adjective]. That’s certainly not how I read it, obviously — but I get that this is one possible interpretation of the passage, and that my own privilege as a [not-that-minority] person is why I didn’t notice that. And especially in light of (TW for anti-[that-minority-ism] and general bigotry) ongoing bullshit happening both here and overseas — I also get why some of the folks who heard those lines were… concerned.

Sooooo not my intention, ya’ll. Really sorry for that. And from here forth I’ll try to keep a closer lookout for those kinds of “stereotype keyword” combinations, to avoid confusion/alarm.

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harvey_rrit

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from: harvey_rrit
date: May. 28th, 2014 04:49 am (UTC)
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I see one, but it's a really long one.

I believe the nearest I'll ever have to get to that in my own work might be, "I apologize for triggering pain in you, and for wasting your money by not making it explicitly clear that the POV character for that remark was written as an archetypal asshole."

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voxwoman

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from: voxwoman
date: May. 28th, 2014 08:56 pm (UTC)
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Oooh, is your avatar a Kzin?

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harvey_rrit

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from: harvey_rrit
date: May. 29th, 2014 05:26 am (UTC)
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E'en so.

Best one I could find in color, anyway. (Stephen Hickman is a splendid artist, but his kzinti look somewhat terrestrial.)

The ID is also the Name of a character I wrote in Man-Kzin Wars XII.

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