What I hoped to show by putting the term in speech marks is that I was borrowing it from Gary's wife and don't own or necessarily agree with that usage myself.
Ahhhhh! Thank you for that clarification, dear TD (peace to you!). I understand, now, yes.
would it hurt for you to look things without your racist glasses on?
Of course, not, BP (again, peace to you!); however, when it is racist... I don't need glasses: I can see it just fine.
Hopefully one day you'll understand there is only one race, the human race.
I realize you addressed this to dear Wuz (peace, my sister!), but I would counter that that works two ways: one, when EVERYONE... and not just "us"... sees this, which I am sure you know is NOT the case, nor has been (then again, you truly may NOT know that); and two, when "they" stop treating "us" as if we're not "really" a part of that [human] race.
Seriously, girl, I know the issue is [very] uncomfortable for some of "you" and that "you" wish it would all "just go away". Trust me... so do "we". Giving "us" the same thing... and nothing less... would have gone greatly toward showing that "they" truly wish this, too. Didn't happen. Again.
Peace to you, both!
SA, on her own...