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Old 16 February 2018, 02:49 AM
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Originally Posted by ganzfeld View Post
Is there any doubt at all that the teacher in question meant it in the extreme pejorative sense?
I don’t think so.
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.

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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