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woolldog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 01:18 PM
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42. would you call them tokens if they were white?
No. It's a racially loaded term used to denigrate accomplished blacks, to suggest that they didn't get to their position by merit, but simply based on race.

I've never heard a white person called a token.

I find the term, and the implication behind it, offensive.
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     - would you call them tokens if they were white?  woolldog   Mar-08-08 01:18 PM   #42 
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  - Erica's just plain wrong here  Prophet 451   Mar-09-08 09:57 AM   #47 

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