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(Reuters)   India sticks with what it knows best in order to combat coronavirus - set up call centers   (reuters.com) divider line
    More: Obvious, Infection, Common cold, Narendra Modi, Infectious disease, Physician, India, Transmission and infection of H5N1, Health authorities  
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2020-03-27 10:47:18 AM  
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2020-03-27 10:54:40 AM  
Oh thank f*cking god, my automobiles warranty was about to expire.
 
2020-03-27 11:51:20 AM  
Make and sell and consume crystal meth and endless opioids?

So many billboards......
 
2020-03-27 11:52:08 AM  
To be doing the needful.
 
2020-03-27 11:54:02 AM  
this headline is racist af and not acceptable.
 
2020-03-27 11:54:46 AM  
I have been getting fewer scam calls the last couple of weeks. I'm getting rusty with the Hindi insults that I hurl at them when they call. Bahen ke laude!
 
2020-03-27 11:55:11 AM  

synithium: Make and sell and consume crystal meth and endless opioids?

So many billboards......


That's Indiana. India was the home of Mother Teresa, who cared for blind people like Anne Frank.
 
2020-03-27 11:57:53 AM  
Is the ventilator plugged in?
 
2020-03-27 11:59:29 AM  
When did Fark start posting racist headlines?
 
2020-03-27 12:01:09 PM  

Parthenogenetic: synithium: Make and sell and consume crystal meth and endless opioids?

So many billboards......

That's Indiana. India was the home of Mother Teresa, who cared for blind people like Anne Frank.


Didn't she also fight off Nazi's to save Dale Earnhardt?
 
2020-03-27 12:01:36 PM  

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France surrenders?
 
2020-03-27 12:04:52 PM  
I wish the Coronavirus would kill all the scammers in India, but unfortunately it will kill more than just them.
 
2020-03-27 12:20:18 PM  

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Telemarketers are a race?
 
2020-03-27 12:26:27 PM  
i don't think they worry to much about viruses
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2020-03-27 12:28:46 PM  
Thank you for calling. This is Debbie from Corona.  Have you done the needful yet?
 
2020-03-27 12:46:56 PM  

WastrelWay: To be doing the needful.


ALWAYS to be doing the needful.
 
2020-03-27 12:47:34 PM  

bigdanc: this headline is racist af and not acceptable.


No it isn't.  I have India friends that would find it great.  This falls under the same category as drunk Irish jokes. There are some stereotypes that are pretty accurate and those targeted by it are just going to say "yep, guilty as charged" you're going to have to do better than that.
 
2020-03-27 12:51:49 PM  
If Trump had done the needful we wouldn't be in this mess.
 
2020-03-27 12:57:51 PM  

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How is that racist?

/not subby
 
2020-03-27 1:08:41 PM  

bigdanc: this headline is racist af and not acceptable.


Country corners a market, out-competing nearly everyone else for that business. Mention that? "That's racist!"

Will your feelings be similarly hurt if someone mentions that China does a lot of manufacturing, and the Swiss are notorious for international banking?
 
2020-03-27 1:14:05 PM  

GungFu: I wouldn't say it's racist as such, but it does play on the cultural stereotype of Indians and India being a hotbed of call centers, and also scammers.


Except "India" isn't a race, it's a country.
 
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2020-03-27 1:20:27 PM  

Prince George: bigdanc: this headline is racist af and not acceptable.

No it isn't.  I have India friends that would find it great.  This falls under the same category as drunk Irish jokes. There are some stereotypes that are pretty accurate and those targeted by it are just going to say "yep, guilty as charged" you're going to have to do better than that.


Yeah, there's a point where you cross over from "unfair stereotype" to "statistically significant".
 
2020-03-27 1:20:56 PM  

Parthenogenetic: synithium: Make and sell and consume crystal meth and endless opioids?

So many billboards......

That's Indiana. India was the home of Mother Teresa, who cared for blind people like Anne Frank.


Frankly, she should have been allowed to bring her seeing eye dog on that plane.
 
2020-03-27 1:21:40 PM  

GungFu: Mugato: GungFu: I wouldn't say it's racist as such, but it does play on the cultural stereotype of Indians and India being a hotbed of call centers, and also scammers.

Except "India" isn't a race, it's a country.

No shiat.


But people get nervous with jokes about them because they're "people of color". You can talk about France surrendering, Irish being drunk, English having bad teeth, Americans...well being American all you want though.
 
2020-03-27 1:25:35 PM  
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2020-03-27 1:28:26 PM  
I read that as India stinks. Well yeah.
 
2020-03-27 1:32:30 PM  

db2: Prince George: bigdanc: this headline is racist af and not acceptable.

No it isn't.  I have India friends that would find it great.  This falls under the same category as drunk Irish jokes. There are some stereotypes that are pretty accurate and those targeted by it are just going to say "yep, guilty as charged" you're going to have to do better than that.

Yeah, there's a point where you cross over from "unfair stereotype" to "statistically significant".


There was a time I found the broken English and accents funny and a little difficult to understand at times.   Now I work for a British company and I sometimes have to deal with people that make me think.  I wish I could ask for his manager and demand to speak to an Indian to speak with because I can't understand a farking thing this drunken cockney git is saying. Then I remember he's my boss.
 
2020-03-27 1:58:13 PM  
I thought it was being overly aggressive to women in facebook chat...
 
2020-03-27 2:11:34 PM  
Fark india
 
2020-03-27 2:19:56 PM  

BigNumber12: bigdanc: this headline is racist af and not acceptable.

Country corners a market, out-competing nearly everyone else for that business. Mention that? "That's racist!"

Will your feelings be similarly hurt if someone mentions that China does a lot of manufacturing, and the Swiss are notorious for international banking?


Or Washington state grows a lot of apples or Iowa has a lot of farmers? I don't see how talking about a profession is racist
 
2020-03-27 2:52:26 PM  

aszure: Fark india


drew is going to start franchising in other countries?
 
2020-03-27 3:04:45 PM  

Prince George: bigdanc: this headline is racist af and not acceptable.

No it isn't.  I have India friends that would find it great.  This falls under the same category as drunk Irish jokes. There are some stereotypes that are pretty accurate and those targeted by it are just going to say "yep, guilty as charged" you're going to have to do better than that.


so like calling it the wuhan virus or chinese virus is acceptable because that's factual as to its origin?

I mean, it would be one thing if we were calling it the land of doctors and phds, indian customer support is a joke in the vein of apu.
 
2020-03-27 3:05:34 PM  

KarmicDisaster: BigNumber12: bigdanc: this headline is racist af and not acceptable.

Country corners a market, out-competing nearly everyone else for that business. Mention that? "That's racist!"

Will your feelings be similarly hurt if someone mentions that China does a lot of manufacturing, and the Swiss are notorious for international banking?

Or Washington state grows a lot of apples or Iowa has a lot of farmers? I don't see how talking about a profession is racist


Well I didn't see how calling it the chinese virus was racist, we were both wrong.
 
2020-03-27 3:06:33 PM  

db2: Prince George: bigdanc: this headline is racist af and not acceptable.

No it isn't.  I have India friends that would find it great.  This falls under the same category as drunk Irish jokes. There are some stereotypes that are pretty accurate and those targeted by it are just going to say "yep, guilty as charged" you're going to have to do better than that.

Yeah, there's a point where you cross over from "unfair stereotype" to "statistically significant".


like when you're talking about the chinese virus
 
2020-03-27 3:17:51 PM  
seriously, if we're going to oppose racial stereo types that conjure negative images of people of certain colors, lets not pretend it's only negative when it creates fear, but also when it creates an attitude that leads to the dismissing of those people as inferior, like apu, and entry level customer service.

this headline is racist, unacceptable and in violation of fark terms of service.  The mods that approved it should be fired immediately for being racist enablers.
 
2020-03-27 4:00:40 PM  
Of *course* they know how to do it. Wealthy US companies showed them, because the wealthy US companies weren't satisfied at how little they were paying Americans, they wanted to pay *less*, because, like ROI....
 
2020-03-27 5:46:24 PM  

Trocadero: skipping non-voting comment in contest thread: When did Fark start posting racist headlines?

France surrenders?


Racism is power plus prejudice. Europeans cant experience racism
 
2020-03-27 5:46:50 PM  

LiberalConservative: skipping non-voting comment in contest thread: When did Fark start posting racist headlines?

Telemarketers are a race?


Indians are silly
 
2020-03-27 5:48:33 PM  

GungFu: skipping non-voting comment in contest thread: When did Fark start posting racist headlines?

I wouldn't say it's racist as such, but it does play on the cultural stereotype of Indians... snip


That's racism
 
2020-03-27 5:53:30 PM  

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Telemarketers are a race?

Indians are silly


saying that indians are silly is racist
 
2020-03-27 6:10:06 PM  

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France surrenders?

Racism is power plus prejudice. Europeans cant experience racism


That's outright ignorant.

:Or do I need to list the insulting names for Italians, Spanish, Polish, Germans, French, and, oh, yes, "No Irish need apply"?
 
2020-03-27 7:16:08 PM  

whitroth: skipping non-voting comment in contest thread: Trocadero: skipping non-voting comment in contest thread: When did Fark start posting racist headlines?

France surrenders?

Racism is power plus prejudice. Europeans cant experience racism

That's outright ignorant.

:Or do I need to list the insulting names for Italians, Spanish, Polish, Germans, French, and, oh, yes, "No Irish need apply"?


Ignorant is not knowing that the nationalities you listed aren't races. Shot people, stop trying to find racism in everything...
 
2020-03-27 10:11:21 PM  

Ruthven13: Ignorant is not knowing that the nationalities you listed aren't races


Neither is India.
 
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