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It isn’t fair to ask groups offended by these symbols to wait even longer for change.
‘END RACISM,’ THE NFL IMPLORED. SO WHAT ABOUT THAT CHIEFS’ NAME?LIZ CLARKEFEBRUARY 5, 2021WASHINGTON POST
I would like to take back what I said, and apologize to those who were offended by my remarks.
TOKYO OLYMPICS CHIEF SAYS WOMEN TALK TOO MUCH AT MEETINGS, CALLS IT ‘ANNOYING’MATT BONESTEELFEBRUARY 4, 2021WASHINGTON POST
That begins with its worst-offending units, the gas-fired plants known as “peakers,” turned on only to give the electric grid a boost on hot, or “peak,” days.
AT NEW YORK CITY’S BIGGEST POWER PLANT, A SWITCH TO CLEAN ENERGY WILL HELP A NEIGHBORHOOD BREATHE EASIERANDREW BLUMFEBRUARY 2, 2021POPULAR SCIENCE
I feel like we’re in a climate where you don’t want to say things to offend people since we’ve not seen anything like this in our lifetime.
AFTER CAPITOL ATTACK, SOCIAL STUDIES AND CIVICS TEACHERS STRUGGLE WITH REAL-TIME HISTORY LESSONSJOE HEIM, VALERIE STRAUSSJANUARY 19, 2021WASHINGTON POST
“I thought it was a lot and I thought it was unnecessary, but I think it’s important that I keep my opinions to myself because it’s not going to be pleasant,” she said, indicating that she was personally offended by Adefeso’s actions.
TRINA BRAXTON TO DAVID ADEFESO: ‘WHEN YOU ATTACK ONE, YOU ATTACK US ALL’HOPE WRIGHTSEPTEMBER 17, 2020ESSENCE.COM
I am also personally offended that Baggott gives short shrift to superdeterminism.
YOUR GUIDE TO THE MANY MEANINGS OF QUANTUM MECHANICS - FACTS SO ROMANTICSABINE HOSSENFELDERSEPTEMBER 3, 2020NAUTILUS
Without the videos, these offenders would have been free to offend again.
AN OFFICER’S WORD SHOULDN’T BE THE LAST WORDANDREW TAYLORAUGUST 19, 2020VOICE OF SAN DIEGO
Gulf nations have repeatedly been accused of using Pegasus to target political opposition, resulting later in trumped-up charges for offending royal families or the like.
THE MAN WHO BUILT A SPYWARE EMPIRE SAYS IT’S TIME TO COME OUT OF THE SHADOWSBOBBIE JOHNSONAUGUST 19, 2020MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW
You need not fear to offend by refusing to take wine with a gentleman, even your host.
THE LADIES' BOOK OF ETIQUETTE, AND MANUAL OF POLITENESSFLORENCE HARTLEY
Francoeur was afraid of nothing, but he was old; his heart like his head was polished by age, and he disliked to offend people.
HONEY-BEEANATOLE FRANCE

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