[Ads-l] "coded"

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Wed Jun 17 17:48:54 UTC 2015

On Wed, Jun 17, 2015 at 10:20 AM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>

> OK. In what way is "not exactly a saint" "racially coded"?

The writer is saying that "not exactly a saint" signals to those who can
hear the dog-whistle that "In that case, then, everything is all right and
up tight. The little bitch clearly *deserved* to get fucked over by the
police, given that she's not exactly a saint [read: "is a known criminal"].
She's just one more black thug who was asking for it. Why else are the
libtards trying to keep her juvenile record from being made available to
the media? And why hasn't she been arrested?"

It's obvious.

All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint to
come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
-Mark Twain

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