Student reminds me: No room for insensitivity in newspapers

Monday, October 22, 2007 | 6:19 p.m. CDT; updated 9:01 p.m. CDT, Thursday, July 17, 2008

Are we allowed to be insensitive to the “insensitives”?

Is it ever appropriate to “poke” the “inept people”? Perhaps it is more appropriate to say to the “insensitive/inepts” something like: “Your statement (phrased as it is) in today’s social climate is a form of verbal harassment to some individuals in this country/state/city/other.”

We can’t go around “poking” the “inepts.” Who says they are inept, anyway? Whose definition of humanity is so accurate as to include anyone in such a category?

I personally enjoy your articles and I very much enjoy the Missourian.

Bonne chance!

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