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user-inactivated  ·  1804 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Free speech is exhausting

    The adults knew that "Polack" meant "spic" but us kids didn't

I thought it meant "polish." Wikipedia does too.

kleinbl00  ·  1804 days ago  ·  link  ·  

It does. But in New Mexico, only the unenlightened make jokes about hispanics. The clever white people used to make jokes about "Polacks" (even the ones whose names end in "'ski") because the unspoken assumption is you're making a joke about hispanics.

user-inactivated  ·  1804 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Huh. Dogwhistles are strange.