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June 7th, 2009
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Skip trying to prove you're not racist

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From:cathshaffer
Date:June 8th, 2009 02:35 am (UTC)
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I think the word is equally inflammatory whether it's used in its "ist" or "ism" form, with or without mitigating qualifiers. I think the problem specifically with the LWP, as opposed to the common white person (found in the wild throughout the central and southwestern US), is that the LWP has frequently used the term "racist" or "racism" in the past as one of the vilest insults imaginable targeted at someone who is pretty much diametrically opposed to everything the LWP believes in. In this context, it would be better to be a pedophile than a racist, so it's pretty difficult to wrap your mind around the whole "everybody's racist" viewpoint. I honestly think that the type of conflict you describe may contain some honest miscommunication. :-)
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