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Response to 912gdm (Reply #16)

Wed Jan 30, 2019, 12:22 AM

18. No. You're comparing apples and oranges.

 

What you're talking about is how a SUSPECT is described, not how the crime is described. Yes, they refer to suspects as "suspects" or the "alleged" murderer, etc. But when they find a dead body stabbed through the heart, they don't call it a "possible murder" and when a woman says someone forced her to have sex, they don't call it a "possible rape."

And you're right about what we tiptoe around. I should have said we tiptoe around racism and homophobia because both are at play here.

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