Jean de Rochefort wrote:
Okay. However, I think it has more to do with your sensitivity than his lack of.
Yes I think James' comment about black people in aikido is very stupid to say the least, but i also get the impression that James is pretty young. I could definitely be wrong b/c i have no idea how old he is, but he seems young.
So, while his statement could definitely be portrayed as rude... it may not be his fault if that's all he's ever been taught.
If someone said " I didnt know Catholics did Aikido" (Catholics being somewhat of a minority, at least in my area of the country) Me, being Catholic, would probably just laugh because that person is obviously very sheltered and juvenile.
Ron, I understand how things like that can be irritating and insulting, and to me if it had come from an adult it would be, but sometimes (even with adults) you just have to shrug it off.