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Old 15 January 2018, 02:10 PM
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Originally Posted by Blatherskite View Post
I hate the idea that 'normal' people are bigots. I suppose it means that non-bigoted people - or at least people who try to be less bigoted - are all fake. It establishes this idea that being racist is just an unconquerable part of human nature and anybody who tries to avoid racist language is lying or else 'not normal'.
Blatherskite, that's a very good point.

I think that for some time we'd managed, not to get rid of racism, but to in most public discourse and a great deal of private discourse (depending on who you hung out with; but I hang out with quite a variety of people and almost never heard that sort of crap) de-normalize the blatant forms of it. And the Trump administration, with the cooperation of rather too many other Republicans, is trying to normalize it again.
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