Not Being a Bigot for Dummies

List of phrases that sound racist but aren’t:
White on rice
Black lung
Mexican standoff
Dark humor
Honky tonk
Reverse Polish Notation

List of phrases you may not know are racist but are:
Jew someone down (as in a negotiation)
“I’ve been gypped!” (as in “I’ve been cheated”)
Afro-engineering (this version seems passive aggressive but isn’t. It only seems passive because there’s a more direct version that is overtly offensive)
Cracker Barrel

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