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Posted on January 26 at 3:32 p.m.
Koran and Qur’an relate to issues of transcription from the Arabic and, to some extent, of historical time and context. Sort of like Gadaffi/Khaddaffi/Qadaffi and many others. Neither is more "correct" than the other.The Romans and other people in antiquity had slaves.The English Empire enslaved the Irish. Some would call (and be accurate in doing so) modern trafficking in women for prostitution a form of slavery. It's not always about "bad"white people/westerners.
On Racism and Islam
Posted on January 26 at 12:41 p.m.
*_saying_ that it _implies_* Don't want anyone to start taking me to task again for dumb typos.
Posted on January 26 at 12:36 p.m.
Over the years, among friends and acquaintances from the Middle East (some Muslim, some Maronite Christians) , I have far too often heard blacks generally referred to as "abeed" which means "slaves." Some may try to put a "theogical" spin on this, implying that it implys "slaves of god" or some such claptrap. I've only heard this word, though, used in referrence to blacks.Racism is alive and well in all parts of the world and certainly across all cultures and religions, but the MLK comparison put forth here is one that's far too facile, I believe.
Posted on January 26 at 8:48 a.m.
Maybe he'll get "unbanned" from the other local sites that have booted him? Nah, probably not.
On Event: Visions of Hope
Posted on January 22 at 7:13 p.m.
Okay, in the interest of fairness, truth etc., Samuelsson does refer to "straight black men" "with a chip on their shoulder" who could not "deal with authority figures" and he cites the case of one employee whom he reluctantly fired because he couldn't seem to get it together to do all the things necessary to do his job well (vs. "gay black men" who were able to adapt to his required kitchen discipline). See pp. 308-09 of the hardcover edition.However, that's _not_ what you stated and your broader implications were simply not factual. I do hope people read the book though. It's much more than a celebrity chef-type memoir.
On Operation Falling Dawn Defendants File Slander Claim Against City, Police
Posted on January 22 at 7:06 a.m.
I actually took another look at Samuelsson's book, _Yes,Chef_, and there's absolutely no evidence of what you allege about his supposedly discriminatory hiring practices, none whatsoever.
Posted on January 21 at 7:01 a.m.
P.S. He's Ethiopian-born, not Somali.
Posted on January 21 at 6:59 a.m.
I read the book by Samuelsson about a year go. It's very interesting, especially in the first half, wherein the author describes his early upbringing in Sweden and his preparation as a classically trained chef in European kitchens. I recall nothing about his "refusal" to hire black men to work in his NY restaurants.In fact, he made a conscious choice to locate his flagship restaurant in Harlem and to reach out to young people in the area to train in high-end restaurant careers.
Posted on January 15 at 6:50 p.m.
I am in no way a fan or supporter of Lois Capps, but this line of defence, or deflection/diversion perhaps, is pathetic. Genis is truly a clown. Let's hope we won't see him start to try this case on this and other commets boards. I suspect, though, that he'll be joining in soon.
On Raymond Morua Defense Attorney Calls Out Lois Capps
Posted on January 14 at 2:05 p.m.
"You're tending toward douchery in your post, but.." Ouch! Well, I hope you weren't teaching English. There absolutely nothing to do with possession here, just a matter of simple correct _pluralization_. Wrigley's (sic) (sorry) is no more correct in this context than it would be to write of the Kennedy's (sic) or the "DrDan's" (sic) for that matter.
"Quis custodiet ipsos custodes" and all that.
It's nice of you to stand corrected on something.I'm also happy that you have a doctorate. Good for you! You have a good day, too.
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