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Old 16 February 2018, 02:49 AM
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Is there any doubt at all that the teacher in question meant it in the extreme pejorative sense?
I don’t think so.
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So it's rather irrelevant whether that sequence has other meanings or a previous meaning or an origin that somehow emerged during extremely racist times without any racism...
It’s irrelevant to the OP. But the separate linguistic argument has been going on for a few pages and we learn from each other here, so I don’t think the conversation itself is irrelevant. Once the question has been raised, it’s reasonable to respond to it.

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The teacher could have discussed all of that history without using it this way, ad also without using it at all.
Agreed, totally. It was a giant teaching fail to the point where the professor may have even made it more difficult for the next teacher to get across related relative points to these students.
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