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Friday, January 12, 2018

"Shithole Countries"

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/jan/12/unkind-divisive-elitist-international-outcry-over-trumps-shithole-countries-remark

I would just like to point out that calling a nation with its own government, occupying a particular territory (i.e. a country) a "shithole" is not in and of itself a "racial slur." There could be reasons for this view that are not inherently racist. In fact, most countries in the modern world have more than one race living in them—with a few exceptions in some countries that may actually be racist.

That said, if a head-of-state were to publicly refer to selected countries as "shithole countries," (and I was not there to actually hear it and have yet to see a video proving it; so it may or may not be true) that could in many people's minds, make that leader something of a "shithole."

http://www.cnn.com/2018/01/12/health/changing-face-of-america-trnd/index.html

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