Re: inappropriate racist and other offensive material
On Thu, 2002-03-14 at 02:04, Lazarus Long wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 13, 2002 at 12:47:25AM -0700, Adam Conrad wrote:
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: Lazarus Long [mailto:email@example.com]
> > > 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.
It has been said that racism continues to thrive when good people choose
to do nothing. Speaking out against this is the imperative of all good