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Here’s a simple question:

I’ve lived all over the world and traveled a lot. From Argentina and Uruguay, to central Africa, to Europe, the Pacific Northwest, tornado alley, Okinawa, Japan and the “racist” South. Other than jokes between friends—friends of at least 20 different “races” and nationalities—I have never heard anyone I knew personally or watched in person proximalky use the word “nigger” and mean it in racially discriminatory way or with a “White supremacist” motivation. If America is supposed to be systemically racist and words and rhetoric are SO very important, how is it that in thirty years of living I’ve never experienced that in person, not even once? Maybe some of you here have heard real racism up close and personal? Could you share if possible? Like from people you knew or were actually within shouting distance of in the span of your lifetime.

@DaveRubin @davidjanet

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