Date: Tue, 30 Aug 1994 12:59:00 CDT From: Tom Murray Subject: Re: ADS-L Digest - 24 Aug 1994 to 25 Aug 1994 Surely ANY descriptive term, used by one person to describe another, is "racist " if the person so described perceives it as such (?). How can any basis for " racist terminology" exclude the listener's feelings? And, on the other hand, i f I call an African-American person a "nigger" and the person isn't offended, h ave I used "racist" terminology? Can any term be "racist" independent of the p erceptions of the person it describes? (But no talkshow host, except maybe Phi l Donahue, would ever pick up on any of this.) Tom Murray