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9. Ray called up the newspaper reporter. He said, "You wrote about a bank robbery. You described the bank robber. Why did you describe him?" The reporter said, "We want the public to help find him. If someone sees him, they can call the police." Ray said, "But why didn't you tell us his race? You said he was about 35 and about 5'7". But you didn't tell us his race. That might help a little." The reporter said, "Our lawyers say we can't. It's racist. The robber can sue us for being racist." Ray said, "Well, don't report his age, either. That's ageist. Don't report his height. That's 'heightist.' Don't report his sex. That's sexist." The reporter said, "That doesn't leave much to report." Ray said, "Just report this: 'A human being robbed a bank. Please look for a human being who looks like he or she robbed a bank.' " 2.4


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