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Response to dsc (Reply #2)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 09:10 AM

16. I think the impact is on the individual member of a group being targeted. I don't think it right

for me to evaluate the relative impact of a slur against a group to which I do not belong. To me, the "n" word will always be a special level of nasty, but then again, I feel that intensively about the "c" word leveled against me and other women throughout our lives. Some who have naively tried to justify use or reclaiming of that word-- with all the sensitivity of a self-absorbed teenager--would obviously not agree--but they never experienced the damage and harm, just as I've never experienced the impacts of being called a "WOP" or another such slur.

So, I would think it highly inappropriate to tell Cuomo that his reaction to "Fredo" or any other slur was not as consequential as the "n" word.

We need not play into that "game" that the RW would dearly love us to adopt.

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