Mongrel wrote:A friend of mine was musing today about something he's been thinking about for a little while: That "racist" is becoming "The N word" for whites". Well, paranoid defensive whites anyway.
I mean, it's not a perfect analogy, but it's an interesting angle.
So let me get this straight...
The fact that whites who either don't understand that their racist views are racist, or who just don't want to be ostracized for being racist, don't like being called a racist means it's becoming equivalent to a racial slur that people call black people to insult them for being born with certain perceptible genes? That's an not a perfect analogy
but is an interesting angle
? Are you going to tell us about how there were very fine people on both sides in Charlottesville next, Matt?
Here, I have a better analogy; perhaps even a perfect one:
White people don't like being called a racist because they don't think they are one.
Black people don't like being called an n-word because no one is one
Saying the two are equivalent is insane or racist; perhaps even both! What it is not is an "interesting angle".