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Thread #51762   Message #790424
Posted By: Big Mick
24-Sep-02 - 01:33 PM
Thread Name: BS: Traveller Discrimination in the USA
Subject: RE: Traveller Discrimination in the USA
I still prefer to challenge the original predicate on which this thread is premised. Our good friend, Larry, is just plain off base on this.

We certainly could have a long and interesting debate on the "tinkers", "gypsies", "travellers", etc. I also live in an area that experiences summertime visits by folks classified this way. I work as a union organizer in an industry that issues the annual alert to its cashiers about those who would run money changing scams on overworked cashiers. I believe I could probably argue both sides of this one very effectively.

But this case isn't about Traveller descrimination, no matter how hard INOBU tries to make it that. It is about a child, an innocent, being the object of a parent's frustration. She got caught, and thank God she did.

I am afraid, friend Larry, that you are guilty as charged with letting your personal cause and conviction cloud your sense of right and wrong. Rick hit it dead on the head.