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On 03/14/16 21:48, Derek Martin wrote:
> On Sun, Mar 13, 2016 at 01:33:09PM +0000, Edward Ned Harvey (blu) wrote:
>> "Cotton pickin" is a racist term. 
> No, it isn't.

The existence of cotton picking jobs doesn't imply that English speakers
*must* have used "cotton-pickin" as an adjective beforehand (begging the
question, why must they?), but even if it wasn't racist before the slave
plantations, it is in today's context. Still, it says: "'cotton-picking'
originated in the southern states of the USA, where it is usually
pronounced cotton-pickin'", so there is little need to editorialize
(erase) its origins.

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