Re: inappropriate racist and other offensive material
This whole discussion is really a bit adolescent. The joke is racist.
It is about being black. If this sort of crap stays in the distribution,
it goes off of all of my machines. I am both deeply offended and deeply
embarrassed that Debian has no more sense than to put this stuff on
everyone's machine. At this point, my history of recommendation of this
On Wed, Mar 13, 2002 at 05:45:39PM -0500, Kurt Lieber wrote:
> Lazarus Long said:
> > Again, there is no excuse for racism in Debian. Other packages have
> > elided the inappropriate material in the past, as they should.
> No, they shouldn't. Debian is not about censorship. I personally find the
> quoted joke offensive, but I'm not about to say he doesn't have a right to
> include it if he so chooses to.
> If you don't have a thick enough skin to deal with the fact that the world
> is a big place, and not everyone thinks alike, then perhaps you should roll
> your own distribution.
> Similar to what another poster said, the day Debian starts censoring is the
> day I stop advocating Debian as a distro.
> "I may not agree with what you say, but I will defend to the death your
> right to say it." Voltaire.
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