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View Poll Results: How do you view Maturo's comment?
Racist and unacceptable 19 17.27%
In bad taste, but not racist 34 30.91%
Just a joke. People need to lighten up 57 51.82%
Voters: 110. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 01-26-2012, 07:52 PM
 
Location: Metro DC area
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U.S. News - Conn. mayor's 'tacos' comment in Latino profiling case draws outrage

Excerpt: "WPIX reporter Mario Diaz later interviewed the mayor about the arrests.At one point in the exchange, Diaz asked Maturo: “What are you doing for the Latino community today?”
The mayor replied on camera: “I might have tacos when I go home. I’m not quite sure yet.”

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Old 01-26-2012, 07:55 PM
 
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people are way too sensitive today, it was a joke.
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Old 01-26-2012, 07:59 PM
 
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He should have said he was going home to climb his neighbor's fence. Now that would have been funny...
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Old 01-26-2012, 08:01 PM
 
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Sounds like something I would say and I am Latino

Politically it was a stupid misstep.
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Old 01-26-2012, 08:05 PM
 
Location: La lune et les étoiles
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Racial insensitive, yes.
Purely racist, probably not. (although he definitely was aware that the police department was violating the civil rights of Hispanics)
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Old 01-26-2012, 08:08 PM
 
Location: Maryland
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I just can't anymore, every little sentence someone says is dissected for racism. People need to grow thicker skin these games of gotcha really have to end.

It sounds like it clearly was a joke. Maybe one in poor taste and for the governor to act like the mayor just advocated for some kind of horrendous action is ridiculous. If anyone should step down it's the governor for blowing things out of proportion.
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Old 01-26-2012, 09:01 PM
 
Location: Metro DC area
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I'm torn (and perhaps a bit hypocritical). While I do think this was just a tasteless joke, I'm wondering how I would feel if he'd said he was going to go home and have some "fried chicken".
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Old 01-26-2012, 09:06 PM
 
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I just can't anymore, every little sentence someone says is dissected for racism. People need to grow thicker skin these games of gotcha really have to end.

It sounds like it clearly was a joke. Maybe one in poor taste and for the governor to act like the mayor just advocated for some kind of horrendous action is ridiculous. If anyone should step down it's the governor for blowing things out of proportion.
Really easy to say when you're a group NOT on the receiving end of these "jokes."

White people whining about political correctness is just their way of protesting not being able to get away with racist **** anymore.
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Old 01-26-2012, 09:27 PM
 
Location: Chesterfield,Virginia
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I'm torn (and perhaps a bit hypocritical). While I do think this was just a tasteless joke, I'm wondering how I would feel if he'd said he was going to go home and have some "fried chicken".
Wouldn't bother ME at all!

Then again .. I'm comfortable in who I am!
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Old 01-26-2012, 09:41 PM
 
Location: Chesterfield,Virginia
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Really easy to say when you're a group NOT on the receiving end of these "jokes."
^^^^^^THAT'S a WHINE^^^^^^^



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White people whining about political correctness is just their way of protesting not being able to get away with racist **** anymore.
^^^^^^And .. THAT'S another WHINE^^^^^^

The "You're Racist" garbage has run it's course and as far as being on the receiving end of things .. Tell me WHO hasn't?

What is .. "White People"?
You mean Albinos?

As for whining .. you should re-write your post if whining bothers you!


And as I told someone else ..

You can either:
Suck It Up
Grow a Set
Join the Marines
or ... "Grow The #eLL Up"!
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