[eDebate] "Fairness - white ppl guilty until proven innocent"?

J Freeman tehactionman
Wed Mar 18 07:16:28 CDT 2009


"guilty of being white" by minor threat comes to mind when I see stuff like this

On 3/18/09, Omri Ceren <ceren at usc.edu> wrote:
> In fairness, "Jewish lobbyists guilty until proven innocent" is
> considered the height of sophisticated leftist conventional wisdom. And
> I think most of those are white. So it's not totally out of bounds.
>
> Omri.
>
> On 3/17/2009 1:15 PM, bandana organizer wrote:
>> Apparently (non-list emails inform me) this is not an error. I assumed it
>> was a misquote, since I can't imagine a context in which the sentence in
>> this subject line could be applied to any other ethnic or religious group
>> without a total vocal rejection by this community.
>>
>> Can you imagine any of these being said in a round?
>>
>> "Fairness - Irish ppl guilty until proven innocent"
>> "Fairness - bisexual ppl guilty until proven innocent"
>> "Fairness - Francophone ppl guilty until proven innocent"
>> "Fairness - fat ppl guilty until proven innocent"
>> "Fairness - brown ppl guilty until proven innocent"
>> "Fairness - Catholic ppl guilty until proven innocent"
>> "Fairness - vegan ppl guilty until proven innocent"
>>
>> Here, again, is the context available on the wiki:
>>
>> http://opencaselist.wikispaces.com/page/diff/Pre+Wake+08+Towson+JM+Adam+Jackson+%26+Deverick+Murray+Neg/46612713
>>
>> Maybe it's some sort of joke ("White people drive like this, but black
>> people drive like this!").
>>
>> Also, maybe my imagination isn't very good, but I can't imagine a context
>> in which this sort of claim isn't false, hurtful, demeaning, and
>> reductionist.
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: bandana organizer  <lifer-hat at hotmail.com>
>> Sent: 3/16/2009 6:25:23 AM
>> To: Adam Jackson  <baltimoredebate at gmail.com>, edebate at www.ndtceda.com
>> <edebate at www.ndtceda.com>
>> Subject: [eDebate]  "Fairness - white ppl guilty until proven innocent"?
>>
>>
>> From
>>
>> http://opencaselist.wikispaces.com/page/diff/Pre+Wake+08+Towson+JM+Adam+Jackson+%26+Deverick+Murray+Neg/46612713
>>
>> That's a transcription error, right?
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Adam Jackson <baltimoredebate at gmail.com>
>> Sent: 3/16/2009 2:15:41 AM
>> To: edebate at www.ndtceda.com <edebate at www.ndtceda.com>
>> Subject: [eDebate] Towson Spotlight...
>>
>>
>> Just thought that I would point ya'll to a recent article written about
>> Towson that everyone can be excited about:
>> http://media.www.thetowerlight.com/media/storage/paper957/news/2009/03/12/News/Changing.The.Face.Of.Debate-3669560.shtml
>>
>> Enjoy folks.
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