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A politically loaded question:

Is "arab" the new "nigger?" Is "terrorist" the new "nigger?"

Based on the use and reactions, I can't help but think so...

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britgeekgrrl
Oct. 14th, 2008 02:30 am (UTC)
I've reached much the same conclusion, myself, over the past couple of weeks.

Sigh.
yourbob
Oct. 14th, 2008 04:00 am (UTC)
yup, with an extra dose of fear.
howeird
Oct. 14th, 2008 07:15 am (UTC)
No. Terrorist has been a dirty word forever, and deserves to be. Arabs have always been looked at with fear, I think you can trace that back to the Crusades.
thebatt
Oct. 14th, 2008 07:56 am (UTC)
i think that you are totally right.
rivetheretic
Oct. 14th, 2008 07:53 pm (UTC)
"Arab" is more like "Hun" or "Ruskie".
"Terrorist" is the new "Communist".
"Socialist" is another new "Communist".
"Illegal Alien" is the new word that you are looking for.
bovil
Oct. 15th, 2008 12:17 am (UTC)
Point. "illegal" is the new "nigger" but I find "arab" and "terrorist" are being substituted for "nigger" regardless.
rivetheretic
Oct. 14th, 2008 08:11 pm (UTC)
Oh, and "Muslim" is another one. Particularly damning because people think of them as a nationality, a religion and an ideology.
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