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#654: Haitian-Aids remark : Josil replies

From: Rachel Josil <firenxtime@yahoo.com>

I saw the episode of OZ in which the haitian/AIDS
comment was made. As derogatory as it was, it happened
to be made by a character who is known for his racism
and ethnocentrism. The character whose name I cannot
remember is was an italian mafia ring leader who had
caught the virus. He claimed that there was no way he
could have the virus because he was neither
homosexual, nor Haitian. The majority of the
characters are known for their ethnocentrism all
subscribing to stereotypes. Thus the comment was
offensive, but definitely not a surprise. 



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