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04-26-2012, 03:58 PM
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Not surprised. There are racist people everywhere. I know some people who say racist things ("little" things like "harmless jokes"*) and I'm guessing almost everyone here has had the same experience.



*I do not consider racist jokes "little" or "harmless."
^This. Probably the worst thing anyone can say after putting his foot in his mouth after a joke like that is "Just kidding".

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04-26-2012, 03:59 PM
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Stupid people have a broad range to their voice on twitter.

Complete non-story in my opinion

A few weeks ago someone gathered up a bunch of tweets from dumb kids who didn't know the Titanic was real. Doesn't mean all kids are that dumb/uneducated.

It's best to just ignore it altogether. But hooray for yet another reason for fans of other teams to irrationally hate the Bruins/us.

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04-26-2012, 04:03 PM
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This. Boston has always been behind in the race relations arena. being predominantly Irish that's just the way it is and will be for the foreseeable future.
Uh, Boston isn't all Irish Catholics anymore. It's about even now (between white and non white citizens), but Boston was, recently, a 'minority majority' city.

This whole situation was on the internet. Are you really surprised this happened? If he were gay, it would be the same. If he were Asian, it would be the same. If he were white and hit the game winning shot in a basketball game, it would have been the same.

People say ****, especially on the Internet. It's not right, but peoples fake outrage is funny. Who cares what some idiots say on Twitter? I'm sure Ward is living pretty good right now, despite the Twitter remarks.

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04-26-2012, 04:05 PM
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What's this? New England is the last bastion of the final few dregs of an old, backward way of thinking? No way. This has *never* happened before.

I live here. I love this area. It's beautiful. But sometimes I *hate* the ****ing people here.
I would laugh at this if it wasn't so stunning. The last bastion? Do you have any idea of the rampant racism in places like England, Spain, Russia and Japan? Not to mention just about every state in the U.S.?

There are bigoted people EVERYWHERE. And unfortunately, a lot of them have access to electronic media.

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04-26-2012, 04:13 PM
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Uh, Boston isn't all Irish Catholics anymore. It's about even now (between white and non white citizens), but Boston was, recently, a 'minority majority' city.

This whole situation was on the internet. Are you really surprised this happened? If he were gay, it would be the same. If he were Asian, it would be the same. If he were white and hit the game winning shot in a basketball game, it would have been the same.

People say ****, especially on the Internet. It's not right, but peoples fake outrage is funny. Who cares what some idiots say on Twitter? I'm sure Ward is living pretty good right now, despite the Twitter remarks.
well said on all counts.

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04-26-2012, 04:17 PM
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Bad apples in every bunch.

I don't think Ward cares very much, he's probably on the top of the world right now.

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It has nothing to do with Boston as a city and everything to do with ignorant individuals.

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I know everyone wants to discuss this, but as the other threads have shown they go down a very dark road. I'm gonna close this.

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