General statements and stereotypes (rice division)
I was attending a debate at a nearby university. The discussion was about general statements and stereotypes. At one point, a question was posed what would make a general statement ok to make. Someone said "asian people tend to eat rice".
Of course this got all the liberal commies all riled up. They called it racist and that you shouldn't make a statement like that.
And most likely, they're right. Why? Because nobody says something like, "Asian people tend to eat rice," in the context of nutritional anthropology.
Read there, including the comments, but the short version:
DOMA passed by House and Senate with 2/3+ majorities (veto override levels). Clinton thought it was a bad and unconstitutional law, but he signed it anyway, and then defended it. But did DOMA passage derail what could have been an anti-gay marriage constitutional amendment? Something bad that stopped something even worse?
See the stuff at the link.
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