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+ - Is using the term 'geeks', racism?

Submitted by Yomamatron the jive talking robot
Yomamatron the jive talking robot (213064) writes "Around the scuttlebutt this with morning some of the legal, marketing, and IT folks, we discussed a certain comedian making fun of "geeks" during the Spike Video game awards. Some of the guys poked some fun at me too because I play WoW, in reference to her comment against other WoW players. I thought it was funny skit, but has things like this already stigmatized us who like tech stuff as geeks and second class citizens in the main stream.

But from that point, we then seriously discussed this topic as would that be considered against corporate policy as racial disparagement. We spun off on topics of 'could people start suing for defamation of character if you called them a nerd, geek, or hacker'?"

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