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 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Since when did "Pocahontas" become a racist slur?

Posted: 28 Nov 2017, 4:53 pm 

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Pocahontas is a native American historical figure and a Disney movie character. First of all Native Americans are not a race!! What Trump did in calling Elizabeth Warren "Pocahontas" was childish and a stupid analogy, not racist or even a slur against Native Americans. In that speech he p...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Since when did "Pocahontas" become a racist slur?

Posted: 28 Nov 2017, 4:32 pm 

Replies: 41
Views: 468


The current chief of the Cherokee Nation is Bill John Baker and he is only 1/32 Cherokee.

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Since when did "Pocahontas" become a racist slur?

Posted: 28 Nov 2017, 3:49 pm 

Replies: 41
Views: 468


He's using it to make fun of a woman who shamelessly lied about being a Native American to get into a prestigious school. Nothing racist about it. But you have to remember that these claims are coming from the same people who claimed he was racist because he was against illegal immigration. Isn't s...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Since when did "Pocahontas" become a racist slur?

Posted: 28 Nov 2017, 3:44 pm 

Replies: 41
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In order to be 1/32th Cherokee, one of your great-great-great grandparents would have had to be Cherokee. It's quite possible for many people in the United States to be 1/32th Native American----especially if he/she is African-American; however, many white and Hispanic people could probably make th...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Slowly starting to realize we don't feel empathy

Posted: 28 Nov 2017, 3:38 pm 

Replies: 82
Views: 2,168


kraftiekortie wrote:
A sociopath feels justified in not having empathy.


I bet you get a lot of those in New York City.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Slowly starting to realize we don't feel empathy

Posted: 28 Nov 2017, 3:36 pm 

Replies: 82
Views: 2,168


It was the only response I could bring myself to make at the time without going on a big long rant. I was labeled as a sociopath (antisocial personality disorder) when I was younger, and found that label to be inaccurate and damaging. While I may have difficulty with empathy and emotion, I don't me...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Slowly starting to realize we don't feel empathy

Posted: 28 Nov 2017, 3:14 pm 

Replies: 82
Views: 2,168


Coming here since the election has been especially frustrating. There seem to be more trolls and also just generally people seem to feel free now to say awful things that they would have kept to themselves before, because bigotry and awfulness have become normalized. I think they call it the Trump ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Slowly starting to realize we don't feel empathy

Posted: 28 Nov 2017, 3:05 pm 

Replies: 82
Views: 2,168


elbowgrease wrote:
I am not a sociopath.


Does having trouble with empathy make one a sociopath? I can see the argument that a sociopath probably can't empathize with others, but not the other way around.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Slowly starting to realize we don't feel empathy

Posted: 28 Nov 2017, 3:02 pm 

Replies: 82
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I usually feel empathy when I have experienced something another person has experienced. Unless I've experienced it, I'm frequently limited to "sympathy." Emotions can be hard to read. I frequently can't tell when someone is getting mad until they finally explode and then when they do exp...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Slowly starting to realize we don't feel empathy

Posted: 28 Nov 2017, 2:56 pm 

Replies: 82
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We = you. You do not speak for everyone. If you have problems with empathy, that is speaking for you. Lots of other Autistics do not have this problem and it is not part of the diagnosis. Please stop spreading this stereotype and do not use "we" when you write about yourself. How many pro...

 Forum: Love and Dating   Topic: New young female co-worker joined today.

Posted: 28 Nov 2017, 2:41 pm 

Replies: 168
Views: 4,572


Usually, the moderators here lock threads when the OP requests it. I never noticed that before. (I registered with this name yesterday and abandoned my old username.) Maybe I tend not to join threads that have much potential for being locked. The last thread that I was on that was locked it was bec...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Stop labelling people who commit crimes criminals

Posted: 28 Nov 2017, 1:55 pm 

Replies: 29
Views: 915


I think that a misdemeanor is generally a "lessor criminal act".

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Stop labelling people who commit crimes criminals

Posted: 28 Nov 2017, 1:45 pm 

Replies: 29
Views: 915


Speeding is a crime in most places. Does that justify labeling anyone who ever speeds, even if just once, is a criminal?

 Forum: Love and Dating   Topic: New young female co-worker joined today.

Posted: 28 Nov 2017, 1:43 pm 

Replies: 168
Views: 4,572


Marknis wrote:
Someone lock this thread now, please.


Why?

Shouldn't there be some articuable reason for locking the thread? Just because it goes in an unexpected direction from what the OP intended should not be sufficient reason.

 Forum: Off the Wall: Forum Games, Quizzes, Roleplaying, etc.   Topic: Take the Color Quiz Personality Test

Posted: 28 Nov 2017, 1:41 pm 

Replies: 7
Views: 177


Clakker wrote:
Found this personality test http://www.colorquiz.com/quiz.php thought I’d share it.
Have fun :D


Nonsense. Pure nonsense.

Especially if you are colorblind.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Trump "Autism. Full blown autism." Thoughts?

Posted: 28 Nov 2017, 1:38 pm 

Replies: 64
Views: 1,817


Joe90 wrote:
What is it with American presidents and being on the spectrum?


What it takes to be elected President doesn't seem at all compatible with being Autistic or anything close to it.
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