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2022-01-25 4:01:54 AM  
The rafts are free floating and piloted, while the big river boat is on rails.
 
2022-01-25 4:35:54 AM  
What about n-word Jim?  Has his raft been renamed as well?
 
2022-01-25 5:15:52 AM  

Neondistraction: What about n-word Jim?  Has his raft been renamed as well?


Yes, to James.
 
2022-01-25 5:31:30 AM  
You know, maybe its time to pass a law that fines companies for using slurs in prominent places


Say like 10% revenue with compounding monthly interest for every month it gets left alone
 
433 [TotalFark]
2022-01-25 5:40:35 AM  

lifeslammer: You know, maybe its time to pass a law that fines companies for using slurs in prominent places


Oh definitely, do that.  And then let anyone who is made to feel discomfort by such things sue them for $10,000.

No, don't make a law.  But do hold things up to a higher standard, and talk about it when changes need to be made or when a real f*ckup is recognized.  That's how it should work.  Some wheels don't turn quickly, others do.
 
2022-01-25 5:53:03 AM  

lifeslammer: You know, maybe its time to pass a law that fines companies for using slurs in prominent places


Say like 10% revenue with compounding monthly interest for every month it gets left alone


Wouldn't that mean we'd have to fine Drew for this headline?
 
2022-01-25 5:54:54 AM  
Nothing says "colonialism is a heck of a drug" more than a raft named named Injun Joe at Walt Disney World Resort.
 
2022-01-25 5:56:23 AM  

lifeslammer: You know, maybe its time to pass a law that fines companies for using slurs in prominent places


Say like 10% revenue with compounding monthly interest for every month it gets left alone


Spoken like a complete fetch.
 
2022-01-25 6:01:38 AM  

Fear the Clam: lifeslammer: You know, maybe its time to pass a law that fines companies for using slurs in prominent places


Say like 10% revenue with compounding monthly interest for every month it gets left alone

Spoken like a complete fetch.


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2022-01-25 6:14:04 AM  
Who cares what it's called, as long as the coloreds have to sit in the back, right Disney?
 
2022-01-25 6:19:15 AM  

born_yesterday: Who cares what it's called, as long as the coloreds have to sit in the back, right Disney?


If Disney was racist, why wasn't Disneyland ever segregated?
 
2022-01-25 6:35:45 AM  

lifeslammer: You know, maybe its time to pass a law that fines companies for using slurs in prominent places


Say like 10% revenue with compounding monthly interest for every month it gets left alone


That would sure put Cracker Barrel out of business.
 
2022-01-25 6:36:12 AM  

lifeslammer: You know, maybe its time to pass a law that fines companies for using slurs in prominent places


Say like 10% revenue with compounding monthly interest for every month it gets left alone


Difficulty: Everything is a slur at some point, so you'd need an official list.  You'd just tick off assholes with that and they'd follow the exact letter of the law with extremely close versions increasing the net number of slur adjacent names, ie Engine Joe.

Better to just stop supporting a business that is offensive. Laws are just codified mores. Unwritten mores can be equal or even more powerful.
 
2022-01-25 6:41:55 AM  

lifeslammer: You know, maybe its time to pass a law that fines companies for using slurs in prominent places


Say like 10% revenue with compounding monthly interest for every month it gets left alone


Or acknowledge that it happened and treat it as a teaching moment without glorying in it. I mean, yeah it's literature, and it should be taught, but not exploited or normalised.
So yeah, they did the right thing, but could definitely do better, IMO/
 
2022-01-25 6:43:01 AM  
Injun Joe was a dick no matter what you call him anyway.
 
2022-01-25 6:54:02 AM  

Jesus McSordid: lifeslammer: You know, maybe its time to pass a law that fines companies for using slurs in prominent places


Say like 10% revenue with compounding monthly interest for every month it gets left alone

Or acknowledge that it happened and treat it as a teaching moment without glorying in it. I mean, yeah it's literature, and it should be taught, but not exploited or normalised.
So yeah, they did the right thing, but could definitely do better, IMO/


I think WB handled it decently -

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Acknowledge it, admit it's wrong, and as you said - use it as a teaching moment.
 
2022-01-25 8:19:11 AM  

Not_Todd: born_yesterday: Who cares what it's called, as long as the coloreds have to sit in the back, right Disney?

If Disney was racist, why wasn't Disneyland ever segregated?


There was an entire Aunt Jemima sponsored restaurant and it's.... pretty bad.
 
2022-01-25 8:28:31 AM  

Neondistraction: What about n-word Jim?  Has his raft been renamed as well?


He's now Robot Jim.
 
2022-01-25 8:29:57 AM  

Not_Todd: born_yesterday: Who cares what it's called, as long as the coloreds have to sit in the back, right Disney?

If Disney was racist, why wasn't Disneyland ever segregated?


Walt was only interested in one color.  Green.
 
2022-01-25 8:31:00 AM  

SirSigsegV: lifeslammer: You know, maybe its time to pass a law that fines companies for using slurs in prominent places


Say like 10% revenue with compounding monthly interest for every month it gets left alone

That would sure put Cracker Barrel out of business.


You point is?
 
2022-01-25 8:56:19 AM  

Great_Milenko: Neondistraction: What about n-word Jim?  Has his raft been renamed as well?

He's now Robot Jim.


That's biotist!
 
2022-01-25 9:10:51 AM  
Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn are 2 of my favorite books.  The language in them should absolutely remain as-is, so we can be reminded how terrible things were back then.  But rides at amusement parks?  They're no place for that sort of language.
 
2022-01-25 9:25:50 AM  
Throw them all in the paddy wagon!
 
2022-01-25 10:10:22 AM  
Can I choose to ride Becky Thatcher now?

/I'll have a seat over there
 
2022-01-25 10:11:52 AM  
Whoever controls the present controls the past.
Whoever controls the past controls the future.


By 2100, the only Americans who will know that this country once belonged to indigenous peoples will be the indigenous peoples themselves.  All evidence of past events deemed embarrassing will have been deleted from our society.
 
2022-01-25 12:01:50 PM  

Not_Todd: born_yesterday: Who cares what it's called, as long as the coloreds have to sit in the back, right Disney?

If Disney was racist, why wasn't Disneyland ever segregated?


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2022-01-25 12:33:35 PM  

freakdiablo: I think WB handled it decently -

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Acknowledge it, admit it's wrong, and as you said - use it as a teaching moment.


And then, most importantly, make a buck off of it.
 
2022-01-25 12:37:03 PM  
How'd it take this long?

Frankly they need to do something with that whole area. Not because it's offensive, but because it's kind of boring and no one really GAF about Tom Sawyer
 
2022-01-25 1:28:33 PM  

August11: Nothing says "colonialism is a heck of a drug" more than a raft named named Injun Joe at Walt Disney World Resort.


What you say about this company is what you say about society.
 
2022-01-25 2:35:00 PM  

Fear the Clam: lifeslammer: You know, maybe its time to pass a law that fines companies for using slurs in prominent places


Say like 10% revenue with compounding monthly interest for every month it gets left alone

Spoken like a complete fetch.


Stop trying to make 'fetch' happen.
 
2022-01-25 2:37:09 PM  

Neondistraction: What about n-word Jim?  Has his raft been renamed as well?


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jvl [BareFark]
2022-01-25 2:49:37 PM  

lifeslammer: You know, maybe its time to pass a law that fines companies for using slurs in prominent places


It's nice that the left and right in this country have a shared love of not understanding how the First Amendment works.
 
2022-01-25 4:07:35 PM  

lifeslammer: You know, maybe its time to pass a law that fines companies for using slurs in prominent places


Say like 10% revenue with compounding monthly interest for every month it gets left alone


What seems normal today might be a racial slur in 50 years. Take Beaners coffee. Named after coffee beans right? Now even though it was about coffee beans someone got triggered and thought it was about Mexicans.
So they had to change the name. Are we going to fine them because someone else got butt hurt?
 
2022-01-25 5:41:04 PM  

EvilEgg: The rafts are free floating and piloted, while the big river boat is on rails.


Usually on rails. It can pilot off the rails and does to get backstage through the two lakes out front the entrance.
 
2022-01-25 5:51:08 PM  

freakdiablo: Jesus McSordid: lifeslammer: You know, maybe its time to pass a law that fines companies for using slurs in prominent places


Say like 10% revenue with compounding monthly interest for every month it gets left alone

Or acknowledge that it happened and treat it as a teaching moment without glorying in it. I mean, yeah it's literature, and it should be taught, but not exploited or normalised.
So yeah, they did the right thing, but could definitely do better, IMO/

I think WB handled it decently -

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Acknowledge it, admit it's wrong, and as you said - use it as a teaching moment.


The books the Island was based off was trying to be the opposite of racist and Mark Twain was a big advocate against racism and dehumanizing of black people.

The big problem is most people going to Disney never read the farking books or even saw the movies or worst thought Clemens was just another racist.
 
2022-01-25 5:54:35 PM  

jvl: lifeslammer: You know, maybe its time to pass a law that fines companies for using slurs in prominent places

It's nice that the left and right in this country have a shared love of not understanding how the First Amendment works.


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same as it ever was
 
2022-01-25 7:14:56 PM  

Great_Milenko: SirSigsegV: lifeslammer: You know, maybe its time to pass a law that fines companies for using slurs in prominent places


Say like 10% revenue with compounding monthly interest for every month it gets left alone

That would sure put Cracker Barrel out of business.

You point is?


1: What is or is not a slur is hotly debated, so there'd need to be some official legal definitions made

2: There are a lot of people who (wrongly) insist that "cracker" is a slur against white people. These are also the type of people who would demand that any anti-slur law protected white people from criticism, so I wouldn't be surprised if they tried to get "cracker" added to the list of slurs.

3: I was tired and it made perfect sense to me?
 
jvl [BareFark]
2022-01-25 11:32:58 PM  

SirSigsegV: 1: What is or is not a slur is hotly debated, so there'd need to be some official legal definitions made


You are *so* close to understanding why the Constitution bans the laws you are suggesting.
 
2022-01-26 12:20:15 AM  

jvl: SirSigsegV: 1: What is or is not a slur is hotly debated, so there'd need to be some official legal definitions made

You are *so* close to understanding why the Constitution bans the laws you are suggesting.


I'm not suggesting it, I was trying to humorously point out what some of the problems with it would be.
 
2022-01-26 2:04:03 AM  

jdlenke: lifeslammer: You know, maybe its time to pass a law that fines companies for using slurs in prominent places


Say like 10% revenue with compounding monthly interest for every month it gets left alone

What seems normal today might be a racial slur in 50 years. Take Beaners coffee. Named after coffee beans right? Now even though it was about coffee beans someone got triggered and thought it was about Mexicans.
So they had to change the name. Are we going to fine them because someone else got butt hurt?


Did they change the name to Beaners Cafe?
 
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