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  •  The word is so loaded that (5+ / 0-)
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    lgmcp, davis90, Tonedevil, Matt Z, Ellamenta

    NO ONE acknowledges being or doing something "racist" -- not even card-carrying members of the KKK.

    The word itself sounds like the crack of an overseer's whip. A defensive wall comes up instantly.

    So I'm not surprised that Cohen is shocked and insulted. Maybe it'll be a wake-up call. "Why did I choose the phrase 'gag reflex'? Not uncomfortable, not uneasy, not disapproving...but utterly nauseated. And this is a 'conventional' reaction."

    But I doubt it it.

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