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Astarath
Jun 23, 2008

Could I see a Hat Wobble?

SedanChair posted:

I know you're not from here, but "child" is actually the correct term to refer to youth under 18 for state and federal agencies with whom I work on a regular basis, hth

The only reason to hem and haw about Martin being a child is to play into the idea that black male youth are intimidating.

I think you're missing his point

You're correct in saying Trayvon was a child. That's an inarguable fact. It's not being disputed. The mental imagery one associates with the word "child" is usually a person significantly younger than 17. So if you wanted to be more specific you'd say teenager or adolescent or something like that. Can we at least agree on that?

e: oh hello goatman my old friend

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