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Re: inappropriate racist and other offensive material

Question.  Who determins what should and shouldn't be?  Who is "right"?
If I don't find something offensive should everyone just ignore it?  If
someone else finds it offensive am I wrong?  Maybe I'm not sensitive
enough, maybe they're too sensitive, maybe it's not worth worryiing
about.  Maybe you should uninstall the program and write the auther a
nasty letter.

I personally find redneck jokes great.  I'm from the south, born and
raised and I REALLY don't ever want to see my family tree.  

I love good inbred jokes about the south.  Heck, my mom and dad are
related a couple branches up.  My wife and I are also (we found out
after the marriage).  Luckily my mom was adopted to there's no danger to
my kids, but I still find the jokes funny.  I take them as jokes not
insults.  If I find it insulting I ignore it or give the author direct

When I find something offensive, I go after the author who's

Thus spake Lazarus Long (lazarus@overdue.ddts.net):

> On Wed, Mar 13, 2002 at 12:47:25AM -0700, Adam Conrad wrote:
>  > 
>  > > -----Original Message-----
>  > > From: Lazarus Long [mailto:lazarus@overdue.ddts.net] 
>  > > Sent: Tuesday, March 12, 2002 5:55 PM
>  > > 
>  > > Yo family's so black, when they hold hands, it looks like a 
>  > > stretch limo.
>  > > 
>  > > There's no excuse for racism in Debian.
>  > > 
>  > 
>  > So, your take is that Debian should censor upstream so we can be more
>  > politically correct?  If you don't appreciate the author's off-colour
>  > humour, then don't use his script(s).
>  > 
>  > When Debian starts making decisions about what is and isn't appropriate
>  > for our users to see, that's when I stop contributing.  We should not be
>  > about censorship.
>  > 
>  > ... Adam Conrad
>  > 
>  > (PS: Yo mama so white, when she gets naked, yo daddy's retinas burn
>  > clean off)
> Again,  there is no excuse for racism in Debian.  Other packages have
> elided the inappropriate material in the past, as they should.  An IRC
> client has no business being racist.  Debian is a distribution that
> specifically caters to children; note the debian-junior project.  As it
> stands, your package is inappropriate to be on the box my daughter uses.
> -- 
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