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Wood 1 Derrick Wood Dr.Dugan 28 September 2010 Summary “Defining A Racist“ Summary Malcom Gladwell, a writer for the New Yorker Magazine, wrote this article in response to Michael Richards, the comedic actor who played Kramer on Seinfeld, after his racial tirade during one of his stand up acts. The writer makes an attempt to define a racist by braking down racist statements into three main points in order to determine if a statement should be considered racist. The first point Gladwell makes is content, what is said clearly makes a difference, to make a targeted claim is worse than calling a name.
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Unformatted text preview: Similarly, it matters how much a stereotype deviated from a legitimate generalization. The second point is intention, was the remark intended to wound, or intended to perpetuate some social wrong? Was malicious? The third point is conviction; does the statement represent the individuals considered opinion? In my opinion I really like this article because it doesn’t necessarily say what is racist or not racist, it makes suggestions to break down an argument and allows the reader to make their own opinions and think for him or herself....
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This note was uploaded on 12/13/2010 for the course ENG 102 taught by Professor Venema during the Spring '09 term at Mesa CC.

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