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It's been five years now since I started and during that time the
conversations haven't changed much in scope but they have in tone. I can't
tell the difference any more between those who are so called "flamers" and
those who deflame the flame throwers. Both use the same language, denigrate
the other, and justify it. If I said "get a clue" back to the person who
said "get a life" does it make me morally superior? If we want to have
quality standards in education, let's model them in our speech.
Cultural diversity is more than skin color and tolerance is more than
keeping one's mouth shut. As we approach the new millenium, it is my hope
that the very people to whom we look to for support can be more accepting
and forgiving of the way in which messages are given and received than in
what has just been expressed in the posts I have read these past two hours.
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