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2021-03-03 8:20:55 AM  
"Plantation" is such a loaded word I cringe seeing it used anywhere.   Who in their right mind, especially an American basketball coach, would use that word in a positive team building sense?
 
2021-03-03 8:25:59 AM  
That was truly awful.  But points on what appears to be a genuine apology?
 
2021-03-03 8:35:10 AM  

LL316: That was truly awful.  But points on what appears to be a genuine apology?


Perhaps a genuine apology, but... Well, I'm not buying that he has never used that analogy in his life. It's such an odd thing, so very specific, that it seems to me this is something he has used and consciously refrains from using. "Reservation" maybe, but plantation?

Anyway, he does seem sincerely sorry about the actual act and not just the blowback, so points in his favor. Good luck earning back the respect of his team, though.
 
2021-03-03 8:45:50 AM  
I know nothing of this guy but the only people I've ever heard use that word in that kind of context were extreeeeemely southern white folk. And even then it was rare.
 
2021-03-03 8:52:29 AM  

The Googles Do Nothing: "Plantation" is such a loaded word I cringe seeing it used anywhere.   Who in their right mind, especially an American basketball coach, would use that word in a positive team building sense?


It's not like sportsball doesn't have a hundred sportsball analogies for teamwork already.  You have to dig deep to think "don't go off the reservation" or "stay on the plantation" would be remotely appropriate.
 
2021-03-03 8:54:48 AM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: LL316: That was truly awful.  But points on what appears to be a genuine apology?

Perhaps a genuine apology, but... Well, I'm not buying that he has never used that analogy in his life. It's such an odd thing, so very specific, that it seems to me this is something he has used and consciously refrains from using. "Reservation" maybe, but plantation?

Anyway, he does seem sincerely sorry about the actual act and not just the blowback, so points in his favor. Good luck earning back the respect of his team, though.


Does reservation make it any better? It's still the same dynamic?
 
2021-03-03 8:57:29 AM  

The Googles Do Nothing: "Plantation" is such a loaded word I cringe seeing it used anywhere.


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2021-03-03 9:05:20 AM  

Dr.Fey: The Googles Do Nothing: "Plantation" is such a loaded word I cringe seeing it used anywhere.

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Yep.  I cringe when I see that.  I think:  "You are the whitest coffee shop".  But then I remember that all coffee shops are pretty much full of white people anyways so what do they care?
 
2021-03-03 9:27:50 AM  

The Googles Do Nothing: Dr.Fey: The Googles Do Nothing: "Plantation" is such a loaded word I cringe seeing it used anywhere.

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Yep.  I cringe when I see that.  I think:  "You are the whitest coffee shop".  But then I remember that all coffee shops are pretty much full of white people anyways so what do they care?


Also the word " plantation " is not uncommon where coffee is grown.

Irrespective of the... pay levels of the workers.
 
2021-03-03 9:31:17 AM  

Gubbo: Benevolent Misanthrope: LL316: That was truly awful.  But points on what appears to be a genuine apology?

Perhaps a genuine apology, but... Well, I'm not buying that he has never used that analogy in his life. It's such an odd thing, so very specific, that it seems to me this is something he has used and consciously refrains from using. "Reservation" maybe, but plantation?

Anyway, he does seem sincerely sorry about the actual act and not just the blowback, so points in his favor. Good luck earning back the respect of his team, though.

Does reservation make it any better? It's still the same dynamic?


No it certainty does not. Didn't mean to imply it did, only that it was a more common phrase.

Either way it was a racist turn of phrase.
 
2021-03-03 10:09:30 AM  
was that a genuine apology with no victim blaming? sweet sassy molassy
 
2021-03-03 10:12:08 AM  

puffy999: The Googles Do Nothing: Dr.Fey: The Googles Do Nothing: "Plantation" is such a loaded word I cringe seeing it used anywhere.

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Yep.  I cringe when I see that.  I think:  "You are the whitest coffee shop".  But then I remember that all coffee shops are pretty much full of white people anyways so what do they care?

Also the word " plantation " is not uncommon where coffee is grown.

Irrespective of the... pay levels of the workers.


The super hipster roaster I go to, they just call them "farms" and "farmers" on the bag label.
 
2021-03-03 10:13:49 AM  

Trocadero: The super hipster roaster I go to, they just call them "farms" and "farmers" on the bag label


Well yeah... I'd say it is a better word to use particularly in the Americas.
 
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