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08 October 2008 @ 05:01 pm
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  • 00:42 "That One" isn't racist, just dismissive. People aren't going to like the lack of respect it implies. #
  • 12:06 I'm that one's friend! #
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Jess Nevinsratmmjess on October 9th, 2008 03:40 pm (UTC)
It's interesting to me, as a doughy white Yankee of the fortysomething persuasion, how many African-Americans found "that one" racist. I didn't like the phrase, certainly, but apparently there's a history of the phrase's racist use that I was entirely unaware of.

Not that I think McCain is really a racist. But contemptuous of Obama, yes, and enough so to casually use that phrase, and so step on a verbal-racial mine.
Elle: Malkovich!theletterelle on October 9th, 2008 10:39 pm (UTC)
There is? Wow. I've never heard that one.

(HAH, gettit?)
Jess Nevinsratmmjess on October 9th, 2008 10:40 pm (UTC)
Ha! :-)
Baron Aloha: Put fish in you mouthultramang on October 9th, 2008 10:22 pm (UTC)
I want that combo.