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Yes, but rather than have to sift intentions from misleading and self-serving explanations, wouldn't it be a lot easier if she just did the right thing, and not exclude people on basis of perceived race or gender ?

I think that, given her stated position, the burden of proof that she is NOT racist or sexist must lie with her. Not for us to prove otherwise.

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Tue Jul 24th, 2007 at 08:44:04 AM EST
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So in this case, presume her guilty and put the burden of proof on her to prove she is innocent?

The very fact that we have different views on whether she is racist/sexist (I would not say she is, nor is the conception of her all "women of color" dance group) shows that the burden of proof is on those who would charge her with being racist/sexist.  Not on her to prove that she is not.

Truth unfolds in time through a communal process.

by marco on Wed Jul 25th, 2007 at 09:22:33 PM EST
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