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Essed, Philomena. 1997. Racial Intimidation: Sociopolitical Implication of the Usage of Racist Slurs. In Riggins, Stephen Harold. The Language and Politics of Exclusion: Others in Discourse. (Communication and Human Values 2). SAGE Publications. pp. 131–152.
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This contribution deals with racist slurs in everyday situations. Through her analysis of personal narratives, the author demonstrates that, for the victims, these slurs perpetuate existing racial inequities, despite explicit denouncements of such slurs by the self-declared non-racist majority.