- Aug 11, 2011
- Basic Beliefs
- Peace on Earth, goodwill towards all
Not everyone.Within any realm, people talk the way that they are allowed to talk. Guess what? People code switch all the time, using speech patterns, phrases, etc. even accents depending upon where they are. It's largely a survival mechanism. Black people often code switch depending on whether they are in a professional setting, and what kind of social setting they are in. But hey, I do it as well and probably to a certain extent, so does everyone.
I'm thinking of a candidate for President who was filmed
admitting tobragging about sexual assault.
He dismissed criticism based on the conversation being 'locker room talk.' The direct implication being that if such behavior was tolerated in certain enclaves, he should be forgiven for using outside of such enclaves. For getting caught.
This is not uncommon. many people defend certain words or phrases by claiming it was acceptable somewhere else, such as the past, the distant past, the less PC past, the military, sports, seminary, or 'locker rooms.'
Well, so was slavery and wife-beating. Grow up or shut up.
Yeah, he was allowed to act and speak that way. If he faced negative i sequences: money and attention dried up, he is t dumb enough not to modify his public behavior. But he apparently rly appeals to those who think that being rich and famous gives you license to treat others like dirt and disrespectful language is merely being ‘authentic.’