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2-13-2008 @ 4:32AM
"Whatever the case, the usage is highly offensive today – heck, it was highly offensive back then. For that reason, "in a coon's age" makes many people uncomfortable, notwithstanding its innocent origin."You don't have to be a racist to make an indavertantly racist comment, so I didn't call the author a racist, just observed that her article was racism free (as opposed to the previous one which contained a racist remark, intentional or not - and obviously not).
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