This is to all those easily offended.

@bonbon664 (3470)
Canada
January 23, 2008 1:51pm CST
I want to talk a little about how easily some people are offended. Our Human Rights board here in Canada is inindated with ridiculous cases that have nothing to do with human rights, or being offended, it's someone's feelings were hurt. One case is a Sikh man who got awarded a whole bunch of money because he was told he couldn't go on an amusement park ride because he couldn't wear a helment. Another is an "aboriginal" (can't say Indian) anymore, who says he was banned from a mall because he was aboriginal. Another case was an obese man who was told he had to buy another seat, got a boat load of money, becasue he too was offended, and discriminated against. I say to all those people, that there is a big difference between being truly discriminated against because of the colour of your skin, or your gender , or your religion or just having your feelings hurt. I'm thinking of filing a human rights complaint because I was picked last for the basketball team at school. I was discriminated against becasue I was short, probably a big lawsuit there. I think we all just have to grow up, and think about why we're offended all the time.
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@Kowgirl (3491)
• United States
23 Jan 08
Everybody and their dogs are screaming discrimination about something. If you think hard enough you can think up one yourself. There is a fine line in what is discrimination and what isn't. If you ever got turned down for a job you may have been discriminated against or NOT....how are you to know that the person who got the job was better qualified than you were? Were they taller, were they of a different color, there are lots of questions about this. There are some people who are just out there looking for something to sue for to get their greedy hands on money.
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@JJ4Ever (4696)
• United States
24 Jan 08
I agree with you, Kowgirl. People who sit around thinking of ways to sue and get money have too much time on their hands and should really just spend their time more wisely! Like perhaps they could get a job and earn some money instead of pointing out the faults in others as to how they offended them. It's like Oreo said. The world is too "sue happy" because people are allowed to get away with it. It also becomes difficult to prove someone's cased based on a prior case since some a ruled in favor of and some are completely shot down. There are no absolutely in the suing based on discrimination cases anymore. A prior response to this discussion mentioned that there is a fine line between toleration and discrimination. It's true! Great response here.
@kritipen (4085)
• United States
23 Jan 08
Well as long as such cases are allowed and entertained there is always a good enough reason t fie a lawsuit. Afterall who dosent love money and as long as the method is legally admissible there is no reason t complain against it.
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