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Old 23rd August 2019, 09:31 PM   #2325
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Originally Posted by xjx388 View Post
What other people? No one in this thread used those terms.
There are people in the world who haven't posted in this thread.

ETA I've highlighted the people whose racism was being referred to in the quote:

Originally Posted by Foolmewunz View Post

Your bog variety bigot is a simple minded sort and first falls back on the visual cues. Skin color/hue is one of them. If they want to hate on towel heads or beaners or spicks who don't have physical cues, they merely have to do a little book-learning to find out that they're different and thus worthy of hatred.

"See, we hate everyone who's not us, not just the ones we can spot from visual cues" is not a stellar argument. To yer average bigot, the skin color is just a quick-think bonus. Don't have to figure nothing out 'cuz they're darker.

If you want to argue that such people are very uncommon, that's fine. But he was certainly referring to them, regardless of whether or not he's right about how common they are.
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Last edited by Roboramma; 23rd August 2019 at 09:35 PM.
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