morphy at cco.caltech.edu writes:
> > Fellow netters:
> > I've thoroughly enjoyed the recent discussion on this topic,
> > *BUT* smile face not withstanding, the comment at the end of the
> > recent posting by morphy at cco.caltech.edu was offensive and uncalled
> > for. Flame each other to your hearts content but put your brain in
> > gear and think before you type.................
>> I need no lectures from you or anyone else on putting my brain in gear. I
> *am* a Negro and not entirely unacquainted with racial slurs.
>> I am amused that *you* find my comment offensive.
Your remark would still be considered offensive by many people, whether *you*
think so or not. Bruce Roe's comment is by no means a "lecture". It is simple
common etiquette. The racial background of the writer should not be a factor
in deciding what is offensive. The rules should be the same for everyone.
Cold Spring Harbor Lab
kumar at cshl.org