Suns owner Robert Sarver

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  1. EL PRESIDENTE

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    So it was more acceptable to say the N-word in the 1980s than it is today. Got it.
     
  2. Chris Craig

    Chris Craig (Blazersland) I'm Your Huckleberry Staff Member Global Moderator Moderator

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    It was not acceptable then and is not now. What I am saying is we have made a good deal of progress since then, and while he may have thought it was ok to repeat it then, he would not now.

    You are the one that seems to be arguing there are acceptable circumstances in which to use racial epithets.
     
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    Well, you are the one with a "zero tolerance" policy, but it seems to be selectively enforced since you aren't calling for Biden's resignation over this. Because it happened in the past or whatever your argument is.
     
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    The punishment is light and seems like horse shit.
     
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    Notice how dudes only post in this thread is to make my hypothetical out as absurd?
    Don't give that guy ammunition. He has an agenda. just another one of his futile attempts to “gotcha” me.

    Its not really all that absurd at all.
    A verbal assault would have to be proven and in order to prove it, the specific words would need to be addressed to determine the caliber of the assault.

    I don't think any word should be forgotten or removed. Its how we repeat our errors.
    Sometimes the gruesome realities need to be depicted verbatim in order to provide a visual of the true impact.
     
  6. Chris Craig

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    I said it's possible.

    I stand by what I have said. That word should not be used by white people. I won't use it.
     
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    Can half white/half black repeat the word in a quote?
     
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    I dont disagree but i will give certain situations a semi pass just like you have. Like Biden. Or like someone reciting verbatim an incident. It just isn't the same as someone using it for ill intent and shouldn't be judged as such. So from that standpoint, i think the original question el prez asked was legit. It helps determine the magnitude of the offense.
     
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  9. Chris Craig

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    Stop being frivolous. I have said he shouldn't have said it and that it was not ok, even then. I stand by that.

    I have called for Sarver's resignation not solely because he said that but also because his other behaviors.

    Just because I didn't say Biden should resign doesn't mean I believe what he said was right, even in the context to which he said it.
     
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    Stop being facetious.
     
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    Its a legit question.
     
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    Ok, but what if I'm working undercover, and NOT saying it could blow my cover and get me killed? There's layer's to this.
     
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    Everybody likes a little ass, nobody likes a smartass.
     
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    Like if you were a dude playing a dude disguised as another dude?
     
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    Sarver is a pig, but Sterling was wayyyyyyyyyyyyy worse.
    Plus Sterling was caught on tape, was Sarver?

    I don't know the answer to that question but I doubt the owners like Cuban want a lawsuit over it unless they can prove everything. Especially if they don't want to open themselves up to things like "Emailed pornography to a small group of male employees - Dropped his underwear "unnecessarily" while a male employee was performing a fitness check on him - Danced "pelvis to pelvis" with a male employee at a holiday party".

    These are all idiotic things to do, but compared to the racist slum lord Sterling?
     
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    It wasn’t just that one thing. Sterling said a lot of racist things on that recording and the players were planning to walk out of playoff games. I don’t believe any Suns players did the same.
     
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    Yes it was. No question. A bunch of things were more acceptable in the 80's than they are now. Sit down and watch Eddie Murphy "Raw" and get back to us.
    Then go and watch a few things from the 60's and 70's and really get your eyes opened. After you are through with all of that go read some of what the news papers were printing in the 50's about Elvis Pressley. Then you might really "Get It" but I think not.
     
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    Well thought out response by Chris Paul. I'm glad he made a formal comment on the matter.
     
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