Do Japanese-Americans not want people to talk about what happened to them during WW2? If that is the case, I want a source.
A comment left on this answer stated:
This seems to be more of a snarky comment than a good-faith answer.
I agree with this: This is not an honest attempt to answer the question, but instead it suggests playing a rude practical joke on the students in question. This suggestion is based on taking the request in question overly literal by replacing one group with another, which mocks the request and is rude to both groups involved. Moreover, suggesting such a blatantly bad action is rude in itself, in particular since the asker expressed a clear desire for finding a non-risky solution.
More explicitly, what happened is this:
- Group A¹ is currently experiencing a huge distress.
- As a result, a professor was requested to make an exam of “questions that relate to life experiences of marginalized minorities”.
- The question asks how a professor can tactfully decline such a request.
- Your answer suggest to make an exam about the experiences of Group B, which would comply with the literal request (since Group B also is a marginalised minority), but is obviously not what the request aimed for.
- Taking some serious request overly literal is a rude, practical joke and light years away from a tactful reaction. Doing this when dealing with an extremely painful topic is even worse.
The last point is independent of who Group A and B exactly are, what exactly their experiences are, and how these experiences compare to each other, in particular this is not about which group had it worse. It also does not matter whether the request in question is valid or not.
¹ Mind that I am using placeholders here because the exact identities of the groups do not matter for the point I am making here.
I think the answer deserved to be deleted because it didn't make much sense, and could be considered spam.
It's completely possible that it was a well-intentioned post. It's also possible it's based on nasty obnoxious intentions. There just is not enough information to tell, since "look how that turned out" is vague.
The answer is also misinformed. Concentration camps still exist and people are sent to them now.
Wrzlprmft said "Taking some serious request overly literal is a rude" but I see no way to connect this argument to the answer in question.