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E-mail from a Caucasoid

... to me, an Arab (Jew).


From my mailbox:

Hi Eugene Volokh

I read your article on hate speech and noticed you referred to Caucasians as white. That is a racial slur and has been for many centuries. It is usually followed in America by white trash, or whitey. There is no such race as white just Caucasoid, or the Caucasian race. No one in my Caucasian group would ever call themselves white since it is an insult. I noticed you are of the Middle East Arab (Jew) race which many of them hate Caucasians and the new term in the media is Orange. Would appreciate it if you used the word Caucasians in your future articles unless your a racist Arab yourself. Thanks.

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