[nabs-l] Do you find this offensive?

Jamie Principato blackbyrdfly at gmail.com
Tue Mar 3 07:13:50 UTC 2009


Lol, I don't find that offensive at all. I think it was a nice try at
good-natured... just not very well thought out. I mean, it didn't get as
much of a giggle out of me as the first two did. I like your response, and I
think it'll show them that blind people aren't super sensative people that
everyone has to tiptoe around because every little thing will offend us and
make us wish we could see. It'll show that we have a sense of humor too.

On Tue, Mar 3, 2009 at 1:03 AM, Haben Girma <habnkid at aol.com> wrote:

>
> Hello, all. I'm a student at Lewis & Clark College. A member of the
> Disabled Student Services just contacted me to alert me of a comment in the
> student newspaper she thought might be offensive. The comment was in a
> column on the back of the paper titled "You Caught My Eye," which is a
> series of  comments of the form:
>
> You:  Tall glass.
> Me: wanting to fill you with alcohol.
> You: Erotic Dancer.
> Me: Severely unimpressed.
>
> The comment thought to be offensive was:
>
> You: blind kid.
> Me: Caught you not looking at me.
>
> I'm wondering what you all think of it. The Disabled Student Services
> office wants to respond to the comment. How do you think they should
> respond? I personally don't find the comment offensive and might respond
> like this:
>
> You: Sighted kid.
> Me: Writing secrets in dots you'll never understand.
>
> Best,
> Haben
>
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