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Friday, June 28, 2013

"Cracker" Is A Racial Slur

From Mediate:

As #CrackerGate seemingly came to a close during today’s edition of the George Zimmerman murder trial, star witness Rachel Jeantel told the defense lawyer during cross-examination that it is the norm within her local community to call white people “crackers.”
The derogatory term for white people had become a focus of the Zimmerman defense team after Jeantel told the court on Wednesday that the late Trayvon Martin had referred to the defendant as a “creepy-ass cracker” shortly before his own death.
I think "cracker" is an extremely offensive term, rising to the level of hate speech, where even a single use of the term can create a hostile racial environment.

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