Originally Posted by sugarkang
No, you started saying it was "impossible to infer" when I started pressing you on the issue. This is a walk back from what you previously said. Let's see what you said (highlighted for your pleasure):
To sum up, in more or less your words, a cliche that is almost universally understood
to imply that the speaker may in fact harbor racist feelings means, in your words, that it is impossible to infer
that he is racist?
Why, you would have to be tone-deaf to language usage to say this with a straight face.
I just did, though I don't expect you to see it. Perhaps, you'll see this:
And if you were scared, maybe you should ask yourself if you are racist.
The fact that a cliché is almost universally understood to imply racism does not mean that it is right
to infer that someone who uses it is racist. And I never said it was right , or in your words, that it is OK, to make the inference. I said it is impossible to infer anything, one way or another. So go stuff it, pitiful nitwit.