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Things You Need To Understand #2 – Tubman’s Law

Tubman’s Law (subset of Godwin’s Law)

By trying to equate black racial oppression–which involved millions of people being taken away from their countries and carted across the sea, where many died or got horrible diseases, and then were used as free laborers and were more mistreated than animals and then, even after being freed, being basically treated the same, with hundreds of years of oppression, hatred, and prejudice thrust onto them simply because of the color of their skin–to things that doesn’t compare at all, you automatically FAIL AT LIFE. And the arguement. Especially the arguement.

Violators will be strapped into a seat tightly and made to watch movies such as Roots, Rosewood, and Once Upon a Time…When We Were Colored. EDIT: Other punishments will consist of (via fernwithy) spending one week working very hard in the fields, with evenings spent in the relaxing occupation of getting seeds out of raw cotton. When their fingers stop bleeding, they may return to the internet and rethink their position. Unless they are tempted not to rethink it, in which case, lather, rinse, repeat as necessary. Also, some stubborn ones will be made to sit at a counter in their nice clothes and have various condiments and liquids — some of human orgin — thrown and dumped upon them.

via jurisimprudence.

ETA: from the comments – “another example Tubman’s Law is co-opting Civil Right speeches to support racist notions. e.g. ‘I don’t see color, I judge people by the content of their character and not the color of their skin.’”

4 comments to Things You Need To Understand #2 – Tubman’s Law

  • Hear hear! i was wondering what the term was for this variant of “Godwin’s Law”! Tubman’s law it is.

  • ABW,

    Just wanted to throw in my support. If I may, another example Tubman’s Law is co-opting Civil Right speeches to support racist notions. E.g. “I don’t see color, I judge people by the content of their character and not the color of their skin.”

    Yours in the struggle,
    Biyi

  • [...] No, no, and no. Not only is this a bunch of bullshit, but you just violated Tubman’s Law. So where does the issue go from here? Time will tell. It took William Wilberforce more than 30 years to bring about an end to Britain’s slave trade in the 1800s. Unfortunately, we do not have the luxury of a protracted victory. [...]

  • [...] In Things You Need To Understand #2 – Tubman’s Law, swere writes: another example Tubman’s Law is co-opting Civil Right speeches to support racist notions. E.g. “I don’t see color, I judge people by the content of their character and not the color of their skin.” [...]