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    Default Should Ann Coulter be fired for public comments?

    http://http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/lookout/open-letter-ann-coulter-special-olympics-133341583.html

    Should someone so in the public eye be fired for offensive words?

    If it was somethng like the 'n-word'?




    I personally find it upsetting that someone in public news could still even use the word '******' in reference to anyone at all. If I were in charge of a company I would certainly worry about our reputation falling because of her obvious callousness, and would consider it protecting our reputation to have to let her go.
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    She's always out to "shock" I can't stand her.

    This was when I felt it was over the top. There was no need to use that word. At all. I would fire her but I don't know if she will be.

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    Sorry I don't think using the word retarded is the same. You can say that word without meaning it to apply to mentally handicapped person. In fact many times it can be said without applying to a person at all. I can say "that rule is retarded". The 'n' word has no other meaning than an offensive term for a black person. People like Ann Coulter who grew up in my generation have used that term from the time we were kids, it is not that easy to just change your habits and stop using a word because people are all of a sudden offended by it.
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    And the fact is that when I was growing up Retarded wasn't even an offensive word at all. It is one of those words that has progessed into something different over time. And I grew up with a girl that had Downs who was like sister to me.
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    Yes words change all the time. We all know what she meant by this Gloria. It's a hurtful word to many people and their families and she knows it. You know it. It is just the same to them and others as the "n" word.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jessica80 View Post
    Yes words change all the time. We all know what she meant by this Gloria. It's a hurtful word to many people and their families and she knows it. You know it. It is just the same to them and others as the "n" word.
    Of course we know what she meant by it. But we also know that she didn't say it to offend people with Down's. I do kind of agree with them though I would be offended to be put in the same class as Obama too.
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    I think it is unfortunate that she would chose you use that word, but everyone makes mistakes. I would still think it is up to her boss whether or not to fire her. A more prudent option in my opinion, would maybe a mandatory class on words that are impolite to say.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GloriaInTX View Post
    Sorry I don't think using the word retarded is the same. You can say that word without meaning it to apply to mentally handicapped person. In fact many times it can be said without applying to a person at all. I can say "that rule is retarded". The 'n' word has no other meaning than an offensive term for a black person. People like Ann Coulter who grew up in my generation have used that term from the time we were kids, it is not that easy to just change your habits and stop using a word because people are all of a sudden offended by it.
    Yes it is the same. EXACTLY the same. Using it as a slang term for anything that is stupid is offensive. That's precisely the reason it's offensive. Because you are taking a word, that could actually be used to describe someone accurately and using it in a derogatory manner to describe something else. It's become slang like the word "queer" has become slang. It used to be a normal word used not offensively. Now it's morphed into a majorly offensive term. Here in our school, it's the one derogatory term you do not dare use.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GloriaInTX View Post
    Of course we know what she meant by it. But we also know that she didn't say it to offend people with Down's. I do kind of agree with them though I would be offended to be put in the same class as Obama too.
    She didn't say it to offend people with Down's? What in the world does that mean?? She used it as a put down for Obama. I don't care that she wanted to put down Obama but alluding to the fact that calling him the "r" word IS a put down IS what is insulting.

    Please don't turn this into some crazy political debate. She was wrong. End of story.
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    Lol! i guess it's definitely offensive these days as this system stars out the word! Didn't realize that....
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