Originally Posted by solipsism
In a perfect world we wouldnt, but an inevitable part of civil rights movements is to point out accomplishments from groups of people previously deemed undesirable or incapable in some way by the majority of society.
In 2009 we commended Sonia Sotomayor for being the first Hispanic and third woman appointed to the Supreme Court Justice. I dont think the average person would think pointing this out this achievement is a horrible thing and its surely an inspiration to many that classify themselves as such.
Unless there is some outing or its a a falsified statement I see no problem with someone making this general point to point out the success of a person who belongs to a group trying to achieve social acceptance.
Your comment and others like it are what we can hope for in the future. IOW, these rights should seem so natural that the idea of pointing them out would make us scratch our heads as to why its being stated in the first place.
Great piece of Journalism by Dilger.
Why? Because it gives credit where credit is due.
Those magnificent pieces of software and hardware engineering, those beautifully designed objects of communication between fellow human beings of all creeds, colors, and sexual orientations, Apple's genius to be succinct was built from the ground up on inclusiveness and genial conviviality.
Look at an iPhone... ! It just wouldn't be the epochal phone we love, were it not in part gay, and latino, and muslim, and you, and me... I wish the inclusiveness of commoditized beauty could be extended to all and sundry. It already has affected the Military in an outgrowth of civil debate with the repeal of "Don't ask, don't tell". Perhaps a gentle remainder of Apple's secular creed would push the boundary of differential humanity further up the scale of unquestionable normality.
Again, I give full credit for Apple's creative streak to our common humanity. It is foremost not the coming out of a man, but the outing of circumstantial evidence in a trial of insularity.*