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  1. Stars Fan

    Stars Fan Well-Known Member

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    Gail"s response to the incident last night is a better reflection of the majority of fans in Utah. Kudos to a class act. I'm confident this will be connected with her at the helm.

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  2. phippsj

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    It can’t hurt, it can help some. No harm.
     
  3. Handlogten's Heros

    Handlogten's Heros Well-Known Member 2019 Award Winner

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    I think our rep as being extra is warranted... a few assholes will take it too far and make it racial or too personal... equating menacing looks into racism is a stretch but we opened ourselves up to this and anyone that can get some extra clicks can do it now.

    We gotta be loud and passionate but just don’t be assholes.
     
  4. phippsj

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    Sheesh... I hope they hit the goal.
     
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  5. fishonjazz

    fishonjazz Well-Known Member Contributor 2019 Award Winner 2018 Award Winner

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    Ya I'm not only talking about at jazz games though
    I don't know if you saw the story stoked posted recently about a black man approaching him and basically accusing him of doing something racist. I think the man thought that stoked was acting nervous or something and it offended him. Stoked had no idea what he did wrong.

    At work just this week I'm sitting at a table in our break room with 4 other guys and one of them was black. There was a discussion about a potluck/work party and what food people would want. One guy (Caucasian) suggested fried chicken. Immediately I'm thinking in my head oh **** that's a word you have to be careful with due to stereotypes. Everyone got silent and awkward and the black guy said come on man and there was no altercation and the conversation moved on. We all know each other and are in a work environment. Now if that guy was from out of town and didn't know the white guy and had a preconceived notion that white men in Utah are racist and was easily triggered then it could be worse.

    A knickname that I call my 2 year old daughter is my little monkey or sometimes lil monk. (100% true)
    Now what if I were somewhere in public and I said to her come here you little monkey and there was a black man near by that heard that and figured I'm white and in Utah so im racist. Maybe he can't see her cause she is tiny and there is an obstruction blocking her from view (bus/Trax seat, bookshelf at the library, etc)
    Maybe he is easily triggered or already in a bad mood or something. Monkey is one of those words.

    There are just so many triggering words and phrases and some I don't even know about. I didn't know about the word boy being offensive. On your knees was only a reference to fellatio in my mind before this week. And in stoked case he didn't even speak.

    It's just a sensitive world we live in and everyone (me included sometimes) is easily triggered. It's frustrating sometimes like this rep that all utahns apparently have (which kinda offends and triggers me lol) now.

    Posts like this probably don't help and only make things worse which is actually why I deleted my post that you quoted. It just makes things worse

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  6. Jack Strop

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    Good post, fishonjazz. I just assume you called your child "little monkey" because of the monkeys jumping on the bed book or because she jumps around a lot. It's sad that the word has now become a racial slur if used at all. And why would fried chicken be offensive. Would italians be offended if someone suggested a pasta dish? I guess watermelon is out for 4th of July parties. Or is it ok if other color melons are also included like cantaloupe and honeydew?
     
  7. Wes Mantooth

    Wes Mantooth Well-Known Member

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    Don’t forget grape soda!!!
     
  8. fishonjazz

    fishonjazz Well-Known Member Contributor 2019 Award Winner 2018 Award Winner

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    She was hanging from stuff and climbing things before she could walk
     
  9. oneye

    oneye Well-Known Member 2018 Award Winner

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    Bump, getting there with it.
     
  10. oneye

    oneye Well-Known Member 2018 Award Winner

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    I get dirty f***** looks from people every single day lmao. You perceive that however you f***** want and go f*** yourself with the garbage you say on here. You and those POS who cross the line are much more alike than you’ll ever be willing to see.
     

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