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Old October 1 2008, 04:55 PM   #192
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Re: Greater Than The Sum Review *** POTENTIAL SPOILERS ***

Steve Roby wrote: View Post
I do remember people on usenet years ago complaining that pandering to the politically correct meant they couldn't watch DS9 or Voyager, because everyone can relate to a white man in charge but only black men can relate to a black man in charge and only women can relate to a woman in charge. It was almost funny to see people so obliviously blind to their own racism and sexism.
Not to mention the inherent contradiction. If everybody -- including nonwhite people and women -- can relate to a white man, then why can't white men relate to nonwhites or women? Basically what those people were saying is that white men are less mentally flexible than women or nonwhites. And as a Caucasian male, I suppose I should be insulted by that.
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