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Re: inappropriate racist and other offensive material



* Petro (petro@auctionwatch.com) [020313 18:34]:
> On Wed, Mar 13, 2002 at 10:04:14AM -0800, Lazarus Long wrote:
> > 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).
> >  > (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.
> 
>     Any racism you perceive in either of those two statements is purely
>     your own ignorance and knee-jerk political correctness. 

Well, after reading the bug report, it looks like the statement in
question was included in irssi-scripts as a kickreason. Meaning, when
you kicked someone out of a channel, it might randomly say to the kickee
and everyone in the channel "I'm kicking you out of the channel because
'yo family's so black.'"

If there's a word in the dictionary that defines that better than
racist, please enlighten us all.

Vineet

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