Date: Thu, 20 Oct 1994 13:37:06 -0700
From: Judith Rascoe boise[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]WELL.SF.CA.US
Subject: Re: offending idiot
One of the ridiculous aspects of "supposed racism", is that you are called
a racist of you"don't keep" with the currently acceptied term, or if you are
not a member of the group you refer to.
.. I'm not as sure that somebody who uses last season's word is seen as
racist in the worst sense as much as he's seen as somebody who hasn't been
paying attention. It's like your sister's deciding she wants to be called
'Stacey' now rather than 'Bootums' or 'Hag-face'. She's asserting, and
you're resenting, the implication that your understanding is not as compelte
as you thought it was.