PeanutsNJam wrote:Although I don't see how aspie-racism is okay?
Because "aspie-racism" would at least be unintentional. Examples include legitimate ignorance or trying to impress her/other associates by being "funny" (think Michael Scott).
Yeah, but like I said, that's not a thing. It's unfair to actual aspies. There isn't any "legitimate" ignorance and trying to be funny by making a racist comment isn't an excuse either.
I get that people are probably trying to get at a distinction between malicious "intentional" racism and an example of really really bad judgment, but in terms of effect on the listener (and employability) I don't think that makes any difference.
It's not like only people who say something racist with the intent to harm are "real" racists and everyone else should get a pass because it's not "really" racism if you don't "mean it that way." A problematic comment is a problematic comment (but it's also not a judgment on someone's soul; it's just one action over someone's life and whether they should get fired for it would, I think, depend on a lot of factors).