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Response to no_hypocrisy (Original post)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 08:33 AM

6. I'll parse it further

It was derogatory toward Cuomo... but isn't an ethnic slur toward Italian Americans in general.

1) This operates against the argument. Fredo is not an example that represents Italian Americans. The name is thus an insult implying the recipient is of like character... not that he is of Italian descent.

2) Slightly... since "Guido" is more commonly associated with the mafia in real life and not just a character in a movie and does have a history of referring to Italian males in general. But neither approaches the word he compared it to.

3) True. That doesn't mean that the name of any fictional character who happens to be of Italian descent becomes a slut against anyone else. As already pointed out "Michael" isn't exactly a slur.

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