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Yes, but if that were to happen, I would think that's fair, I'm happy to see the AA rules for civility applied. Evenly is best, but it's good that they're applied at all.

The only time I recall getting into trouble for name calling was over fifty years ago. It was a mixed race school, and the black students had taken it upon themselves to teach the white kids to be better behaved on racial matters than were their parents. Today that would be done through sensitivity classes, but back then the black kids did it with their fists.

Anyway, I was playing in the school yard, and I had some difference in opinion with one of the black kids. I remember calling him a black liar, by which I meant that he was evil, nothing more. But I saw the look on his face, and immediately knew I was in trouble, so I ran into the school and stayed in through noon break and recess. During classes I tried to explain to him that my meaning was that he was evil, that I hadn't meant anything racial, and he seemed to accept that, and as far as I could tell, we were okay. So it came as a surprise that at the end of the school day, as I left the safety of the school, he grabbed my arm and hit me three times, hard, in the stomach. With the admonition never to say that again. It seemed unfair, but at the same time I realized I had gotten off easy.

Daniel









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