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2-01-2012 @ 6:47PM
@MichaelIn school, I was taught to use "African-American," but they never told us what to do when the person in question isn't AMERICAN. Recently, though, I had someone tell me that both "black" and "African-American" are offensive, and I should use the term "person of African decent." In a few years, that'll be pejorative too. There's a difference between someone trying and failing to keep up with the Euphemism treadmill and someone being deliberately insulting. People who call you a "Fucking moron" don't care that "moron" used be a neutral term for a person with mild mental retardation. They're just spewing insults.
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