Coder Girl...

Madison Kelly linux-5ZoueyuiTZhBDgjK7y7TUQ at
Thu Jul 23 12:52:09 UTC 2009

Zbigniew Koziol wrote:
> Rajinder Yadav wrote:
>> On Wed, Jul 22, 2009 at 10:34 PM, Colin 
>> McGregor<colin.mc151-Re5JQEeQqe8AvxtiuMwx3w at> wrote:
>>> Ran across the following rap music tribute to a woman programmer:
>>> All pleasantly warped, twisted, and good fun...
>>> Colin McGregor
>> I Love this =) thanks for sharing!!!
> You people there are getting like monkeys.
> Sure, I like the idea itself. The intentions are wonderful.
> Unfortunately, monkeys only could like rap. The disintegration of moral 
> values that goes through within this society has no equal through out 
> the globe.
> zb,

That is probably one of the most rude and uncalled for posts I've seen 
on TLUG.

Whether you were eluding to blacks or not, it is a genre popular with 
them and the allusion to "monkeys" is extremely distasteful and ignorant.

As for morals; They are always in flux. 10 years ago in the US, it was 
still illegal to even be in a gay relationship in many states. 60 years 
ago and it was "immoral" and illegal for interracial marriages. During 
World War II it was perfectly moral to intern Japanese Canadians. Before 
then it was immoral for women to vote.

Beyond morality, a genre itself can not be held to account because of a 
popular opinion expressed by practitioners of it. I used to have no 
interest in rap and hip hop until I heard some very good, very positive 
songs. Listen to CBC for a while and you'll hear plenty of examples.

I think that nothing shy of a full redaction of those comments and a 
sincere acknowledgment of how rude your comments will do.

The Toronto Linux Users Group.      Meetings:
TLUG requests: Linux topics, No HTML, wrap text below 80 columns

More information about the Legacy mailing list