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

Oct. 14th, 2008 04:00 am (UTC)
yup, with an extra dose of fear.
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.
Oct. 14th, 2008 07:56 am (UTC)
i think that you are totally right.
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.
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.
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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