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Old 15 February 2018, 03:25 PM
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That some used the word without knowing or consciously intending it to be racist does not mean that their use of that word was not oppressive. The fact that the word could even have been viewed as just a neutral word is indicative of the enormous endemic and systemic racism in which the person so-viewing it learned the language.

It's kind of like saying that if the fish don't notice the water, it won't drown you.

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