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Thomas Sowell Quotes: The word 'racism' is like ketchup. It can be put on practically anything - and demanding evidence makes you a 'racist.'
         

The word 'racism' is like ketchup. It can be put on practically anything - and demanding evidence makes you a 'racist.'


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