Daily Topics - Thursday September 4th, 2014

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mathboy 7 years 20 weeks ago

Whoa. That call from a straight-up racist was incredible. And it comes on the heels of reading how during WW2, segregation law forced some black GIs to eat in the kitchen of a restaurant while some German POWs that were brought in a few minutes later were allowed to eat like all the other white people and have a nice time. This was one of many stories that led the Army to desegregate its own facilities, followed closely by the Navy experimenting with integrated ships.

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mathboy 7 years 20 weeks ago

I hope the prosecution angle works. It's brilliant, although I don't know how war crime law could apply, since ISIS isn't the army of a sovereign nation. But maybe there's provision for rebel armies.

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mathboy 7 years 20 weeks ago

Last week a caller mentioned that there were hardly any women in talk radio. I've noticed that there are hardly any women in music radio either. In fact, most rock stations seem fairly sexist. E.g., they usually have a "babe of the day" picture on their websites.

One local woman on a radio morning show here has the screen name "Sweet Cheeks", and makes virtually no contribution to the show, though I can't tell what factors contribute to that. (She seems to be able to contribute more when the main DJ is out.)

And yesterday I heard a DJ on a different station say that he had "named" one of the women in those "babe of the day" pictures, as if women are equivalent to pets. I was absolutely disgusted by the dehumanization.

EtA: I decided to go ahead and complain to the station a few minutes ago. It was just gnawing at me.

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ckrob 7 years 20 weeks ago


We have so much to repent from as a nation. To think that racism is no longer problematic is so clueless.

Thanks for your posts.

C. Krob

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