But unfortunately...the revision became a derogatory metaphor.
"And in the end, we were all just humans, drunk on the idea that love, only love, could heal our brokenness."
I don't really think any term is inherently racist. I wouldn't really call the way it was used in the situation I believed the OP was referencing racist either. Like some here have said, I think racist gets thrown around a lot in places where it really isn't. Of course, I believe in this case it was used as a pejorative and was completely uncalled for. Just because it wasn't racist does not make it less disgusting.
All too often I've seen the term simply used to mean a black person who is conservative or has some conservative values. It happens repeatedly, case in point; it took like 3 posts for the OP of this thread to be referred to as an Uncle Tom (or female equivalent).
http://www.debatepolitics.com/zimmer...rt-system.html (Doses Illiteracy Have A Place In Any Court System?)
Can we stop pretending it's some legit/fair criticism rather than the bludgeon it actually is?
Also I hate you for linking to a Z/M thread and making me read some of that ****fest.