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Should it be legal to discriminate? Check all that apply.

  1. Yes, on the basis of color

    22.2%
  2. Yes, on the basis of gender

    29.6%
  3. Yes, on the basis of sexual preference

    22.2%
  4. Yes, on the basis of religion

    22.2%
  5. Yes, on the basis of age

    29.6%
  6. Yes, on the basis of political views

    25.9%
  7. No, it should never be legal to discriminate

    66.7%
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  1. wistahpatsfan

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    Oh....Well iguess it's OK if only 1/3 think discrimination is OK :eek:
     
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    Again, there is a difference between thinking it's OK and thinking there should be a law against it.
     
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    The question and the poll are both flawed. The poll is flawed because there aren't nearly enough categories (though that could easily be fixed by adding an "other" box).

    The question is flawed because it doesn't give any context, and because we legally discriminate all the time. For example, I think rap music is obnoxious in every possible way, so I choose not to associate with anyone who plays rap music (at least while they're playing rap music). That is discrimination, but it's not bad or immoral.
    Apartment complexes all over the country discriminate against pet owners.
    To say someone has "discriminating taste" is to give that person a compliment.

    No matter how many laws are passed or how many court cases there are, you/we will never get rid of bigotry.
     
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    What silly comments. The poll looks at the main forms of discrimination that are, to varying degrees, prevented by law. If you want a poll about other types of discrimation, including rap music fans and pet owners, make your own.

    The fact that we legally discriminate all the time or that you believe we'll never get rid of bigotry has nothing to do with the poll, though it may have to do with why you favor discrimination, if indeed you do.

    As far as your point that the phrase discriminating taste is complimentary, you could include the word "taste" in your own poll about discrimination.
     
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    I had to think long and hard about the age category because I was almost run over by an old lady behind the wheel of clearly overpowering Lincoln Continental once.

    There are physical inequalities, so in certain instances, I would favor say revoking licenses of 70+ year olds....but then again, I don't know how hard that age would be to get around, so I thought, ok lets just make sure there are accurate tests of driving aptitude and they are administered more frequently to the older age groups. Is that discrimination? I dunno. But I think its necessary.
     
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    That's definitely discrimination. Try getting that law passed against AARP and ACLU. How about retesting everybody every 6 years?
     
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    I could live with that, I suppose.
     
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    Bump........................
     
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    I checked NO....Only But if i heqard a good enough argument il could be convinced other wise.
     
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    Dude, what's with the necro post bumping of late?
     
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    This thread is connected to the one you referenced ... i clicked the link and it connected me to it ... so as Paul Harvey said ... "Now you know the rest of the story".;)

     
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    Oh snap, I can't even put two and two together.


    Well played Sir, well played.
     
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    You called the play ... I was just the special teams player that assisted in the play.;)
     
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    Patriots - Democratic Underground

    That's exactly what I was trying to say in another thread-Patters' other poll actually lol. Anyone here who posts anything even remotely conservative is labeled a "right-winger" and visa versa if you post anything seeming more "liberal".

    My answer to this poll: it's never right or just to discrimminate but again, these somewhat extraordinary times seem to make some people feel more "protective". I've said it before and I'll say it again, this President is one of the most divisive if not the most divisive Commander-In-Chiefs we've ever had. Were these polls done during Bush's term or Clinton's? I'm just asking out of curiosity, I don't know I wasn't here.
     
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    Yes, on the basis of gender DarrylS

    Yes, on the basis of political views [​IMG] [​IMG]DarrylS, [​IMG]
    [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG] 5 25.00% No, it should never be legal to discriminate [​IMG], [​IMG]DarrylS, [​IMG]
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    DarrylS,
    Aren't those positions mutually exclusive????????
     
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    This poll is relevant!
     
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    Patters stereotypes and labels worse than anyone I've ever seen post in this forum, yet he'll try to tell you how open minded, and accepting, he and his fellow liberals are.
     
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    In my short time here, it seems clear he is a cartoonish characiture of the average liberal. He claims to be open minded and tolerant when he really loves censorship, and is as closed minded and ultra partisan an individual you will ever see.
     
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    This question is beyond ridiculous. As Talon said earlier, it's totally flawed. There is no context, nor specificity. Discrimination is not a one size fits all, four letter bad word. It's not eeeeeeeeeeeeeevil as much as the alking points, and dumb downers, will always make it to be. We discriminate against products, ideologies, shows, music, people, restaurants, teams, vehicles, etc. Now, I'm not saying discrimination is great or anything. Far from it. I'm merely trying to say that blanketly associating the word as evil, is truly moronic.

    If this person shows up at my bridal boutique (just saying), looking for a job, you better believe I ain't hiring him....her...it!

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    There is no way that the face my customers deal with, would be this one, when they are trying to find, and buy, a dress for their most precious day. Is that discrimination? You tell me. Even better, you tell me that you would hire this person as a dental assitant, or for your kids day care.
     

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