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  •  Isn't that 100% subjective though? (0+ / 0-)

    You find the term super-offensive, but that doesn't mean that everyone feels that way (whether they are in that group or not). Aren't you really saying "My own personal opinion is that the term is as offensive as savage"?

    •  No, I'm speaking from historical and mass (3+ / 0-)
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      precedent, very specifically.

      I really, really, really doubt anyone wants to hear the novel I could write about that. It goes back almost fifty years and is complete with footnotes and scintillating detail thanks to a college course I took on the history of undocumented populations with a special emphasis on Latinos in California (which then motivated me to work with this population of people for some years); I probably should just repost the final paper with footnotes or some such thing to sum up my argument. Alas, I don't have an electronic copy of that.

      It is not my interpretation whatsoever. It's a mass cultural and historical group interpretation of the term as bigoted.

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      by mahakali overdrive on Wed Feb 13, 2013 at 06:57:57 PM PST

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    •  I'm sorry, but (1+ / 0-)
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      this just reminds of when Republicans say something offensive against women, African Americans, LGBT, etc and then act like it's a subjective issue or that others are just blowing things out of proportion.  What's the difference between their defense and what you're saying?

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