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Example of institutional racism[edit]

One of the premier examples of institutional racism at the highest levels of the US government is the case of Colin Powell. Powell served at the elbow of President Ronald Reagan as National Security Adviser. To many white boys, this would have been the pinnacle of their career. Powell however had amitions to become Secretary of State, following the tradition of Henry Kissinger and George Marshall. When Papa Bush was elected, Powell was booted out of the White House and shipped across town to the Pentagon as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; to any whiteboy this would be deemed a demotion, but because he was black and competative, Powell suffered the indignity while whites marvelled at his devotion and loyalty. Had he been white, he probably would have refused the position rather than endure the snarkiness of his peers. Eventually he was rewarded with Secretary of State for his patience and endurance. nobs 17:20, 21 January 2017 (UTC)

Okay. Any reason for posting that on this page? WéáśéĺóíďWeaselly.jpgMethinks it is a Weasel 17:28, 21 January 2017 (UTC)
This is the only article that discusses institutional racism. Theres no examples given. And there's no Powell bio. Perhaps an article on instituional racism is needed. nobs 17:34, 21 January 2017 (UTC)
This article sounds closer to what you discuss. Or maybe, as you say, mention of that in an article/bio on Powell? Reverend Black Percy (talk) 18:52, 21 January 2017 (UTC)

Moar whining[edit] The FCP Foundation (talk/stalk) 00:50, 28 January 2017 (UTC)

Ok, so is Google retarded? Or was that result image doctored by the Alt-righter who posted to that thread? Because what's in that summary image is not the message of our article, for all the reasons Facepalm.png Also, I'm disturbed by even the fact that there is a subreddit in existence called "SJWhate". Long, deep sigh. Reverend Black Percy (talk) 01:03, 28 January 2017 (UTC)
Nope, it's real. But wow, why the hell are our quotes being quoted? CorruptUser (talk) 01:40, 28 January 2017 (UTC)
A search engine has failed fundamentally if it presents the stuff we're debunking as the view we ourselves hold on the same. Oy vey. Reverend Black Percy (talk) 01:44, 28 January 2017 (UTC)

KotakuInAction shows off its usual brilliance[edit]

The cognitive dissonance -- and the absurd focus on Sarkeesian -- is a horrific delight. Herr FuzzyKatzenPotato (talk/stalk) 21:09, 25 September 2017 (UTC)

Let's say I don't want to give traffic to a subreddit devoted to off-brand nazis. What's my take away in that hypothetical situation? ikanreed 🐐Bleat at me 21:13, 25 September 2017 (UTC)
Take away: Right-wingers haven't changed a bit. 32℉uzzy; 0℃atPotato (talk/stalk) 23:42, 25 September 2017 (UTC)

Why can words have multiple meanings at the same time?[edit]

I don't care whether or not you agree with this definition. However, I care for one thing: the part of the article that says words can have multiple and equally valuable meanings. I just want to no one thing: Why does this statement make logical sense. — Unsigned, by: Kyle / talk / contribs 01:59, 26 December 2017 (UTC)

Just to give a few examples of words with multiple meanings, gay, fall, and faith. GrammarCommie (talk) 02:03, 26 December 2017 (UTC)
@Kyle On talk pages, please sign your comments using four tildes (~~~~) or by clicking on the sign button: SigButt.png on the toolbar above the edit panel. You can also indent successive talk page comments using one more colon (:) for each line. Thank you.
I feel like I'm misunderstanding your question. The English language is full of words with more than one meaning. CowHouse (talk) 03:31, 26 December 2017 (UTC)
@Cowhouse you say that a common use is the same as a correct use.-— Unsigned, by: Kyle / talk / contribs
@Kyle These are all correct uses of the word "mean":
(a) to convey meaning, (b) unkind, (c) average.
Are any of these incorrect?
Also, I never said anything about a "common use" and please read what I said earlier about signing your comments on talk pages. CowHouse (talk) 04:51, 27 December 2017 (UTC)

@CowHouse What I mean is that there is no reason to assume that words can have multiple meanings, and that your rebuttal is an appeal to popularity. — Unsigned, by: Kyle / talk / contribs

Troll CowHouse (talk) 02:58, 28 December 2017 (UTC)


Wow! Rational wiki does not endorse this Neo-Marxist bullshit? I am PLEASANTLY surprised! --Kingdamian1 (talk) 02:00, 5 August 2018 (UTC)

P+P is not derived from Marxism, and your surprise is like that of a child discovering that his rival is a real person and not a boogyman. ☭Comrade GC☭Ministry of Praise 02:03, 5 August 2018 (UTC)
@GrammarCommie I don't view RW as rivals. I like this site. I am just surprised that RW took a more critical position towards this bullshit than many take! --Kingdamian1 (talk) 02:06, 5 August 2018 (UTC)