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A friend and I were talking today and a thought popped into my head. What is a racist? Well, lets look at the word. It's "race" and "ist". We all know what the first one is. Most of us are racers. We love to race, we live to race, we will race about everything. Ist is a suffix used to describe a person who does a specified action or activity. Examples being.

Cyclist

Pianist

Novelist

Guitarist

Geologist

Ventriloquist

Hedonist

Machinist

...........You get the point.

The word racist as it is used is all wrong. If someone is a bigot wouldn't they be a bigotist? All of the above examples are of something someone does or is, with ist tacked on the end. If a person is anti (pick a color) they aren't a "race" plus "ist" tacked on the end. That doesn't make sense.

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I think you had one too many hits.
It's simple english man. What holds more weight? How words are classically constructed.......or what left wing a holes spout off about?

And BTW. Drug free for 20yrs. Drink free for 5. I did use a lot of brake parts cleaner today though.;)
 

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Does that make Michael Johnson a TEDMIST and TEDM a Michael Johnsonist?

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Nhodge a Mulist and Mulist a nhogdist?

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What about a Bassist
 

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Just me and the old Fender Precision tonite. Bassist Mother Fucker.
 
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