Critical Race Theorist: Term “Legal Vote” is “Functionally Racist”

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Critical race theorist Ibram X. Kendi wrote on Twitter last week that the term “legal vote” is “functionally racist.”

“The term ‘legal vote’ is as fictionally fraught and functionally racist as the terms ‘illegal alien’ and ‘race neutral’ and ‘welfare queen’ and ‘handouts’ and ‘super predator’ and ‘crackbaby’ and ‘personal responsibility’ and ‘post racial,’” Kendi wrote.

“What makes a term racist is rarely the term’s literal meaning, and almost always the historical and political context in which the term is being used,” Kendi added.

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